January 17, 2008

Soraia: Shed the Skin

Rock is alive and well and has fathered many, many bands. Soraia from Philadelphia, PA, has a bag full of power chords and they are not afraid to use them. Fronted by singer Sue Mansour, sporting Janis like head gear, their full length Shed the Skin is an album that keeps you pounding on the wheel of your car. Open your car windows and scare the shit out of those hiphop kids cruising in their daddy's car in the next lane.

Soraia have studied the classics with care. You will recognize the Hendrix vignet at the start of Home, the Cream inspired Little Cat. And yes, Jolene is a Dolly Parton cover.

Soraia - Shed the Skin

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Sue Mansour: vocals, tambourine
Dave Justo: lead guitar
Joe Diablo: rhythm guitar
Travis Smith: bass guitar
Joe Armstrong: drums

Live dates:

  • 01/17 Tom N Jerry’s, Milmont Park, PA
  • 01/24 Doc’s Music Hall w/Know More Robots, Muncie, Indiana
  • 01/25 The Launching Pad,, Muncie, IN
  • 01/26 Dead Leaf Festival, Muncie, IN
  • 02/01 East End Cafe, Newark, Delaware
  • 02/07 Sweeney’s, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/12 Brownie’s 23 East: 104.5 New Music Tuesday, Ardmore, PA
  • 02/16 Arlene’s Grocery: BUS TRIP!, New York City, NY
  • 02/21 Sweeney’s, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/26 Doc Watson’s & WMMR present Local Shots Live!, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/28 The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA
  • 02/29 The Sterling Hotel, Allentown, PA
  • 03/07 Taylor’s at the Olde Mill, Norristown, PA
  • 03/14 The Underscore, New York City, NY
  • 05/06 The Barbary: 60’s Garage Rock Night!, Philadelphia, PA

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