Rock singers don't come much wilder than Wendy Lee Gadzuk, who for many years fronted Philly hard-rock outfit The 440's before moving to Arizona and shredding guitar with Whiskey Bitch. She's changed her sound radically with her new Oakland trio, Andalusia Rose, mixing such moodily melancholic ballads as “A Thousand Miles” with slide guitar – driven, hard-blues workouts like “A Little More,” where her fierce vocals reveal a newfound rootsy soul. Gadzuk occasionally reaches into her punk past with blasts such as “Promised Me the World,” where her searing, jangling guitar contrasts with the burning melodicism of her singing. She says that the band's name and many of her new lyrics came to her in a dream, when a ghost named Andalusia Rose told Gadzuk, “You are my channel. Go forth and sing to the people.”

Fri., May 23, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/23/14)

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