Hamell goes on trial in Conary

Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THE Hamell on Trial tour is com­ing to Conary this Fri­day, May 2.

Hamell on Trial, the mu­si­cal alias of New York's Ed Hamell, is a one-man punk band that plays loud, fast mu­sic in­formed by pol­i­tics, pas­sion, en­ergy and in­tel­li­gence. His caus­tic tongue and devil-may-care at­ti­tude has long been a fa­vorite of anti-es­tab­lish­ment mu­si­cal icons Henry Rollins and DiFranco.

De­scribed as 'Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thomp­son and Joe Strum­mer all rolled into one' by Philadel­phia Weekly and a 'one-man Tarantino flick: loud, vi­cious, luridly hi­lar­i­ous, glee­fully and deeply of­fen­sive' by the Vil­lage Voice, folkpunk provo­ca­teur Hamell on Trial has signed with New West Records to re­lease his ninth stu­dio al­bum, The Hap­pi­est Man In The World.

The new al­bums sees Hamell still as un­com­pro­mis­ing, fear­less, in­sight­ful, ab­surd, hys­ter­i­cal and as poignant as he was when he first de­scended upon an un­sus­pect­ing mu­sic world. The LP is chock full of Hamell's bit­ing wit, rapid fire strum­ming, mo­tor­mouth rants, spo­ken word in­ter­ludes, genre hop­ping and comedic one-lin­ers and fea­tures col­lab­o­ra­tions with Kimya Daw­son of the Moldy Peaches and long­time friend and men­tor Ani DiFranco.

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