Rising out of Philadelphia's fertile folk-revival scene, TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb have spent the last two years spreading their back-porch garage gospel from the Delaware River all the way to the Schuylkill. Formed as a two-piece on Easter Sunday, 2008, vocalist/guitarist/harmonicist/mischief-maker Dan Bruskewicz and drummer/hollerer Dan Martino soon added bassist/bassist/bassist Josh Willits before releasing their debut EP, Hinterlands, early in 2009. The group's sweat- and booze-soaked amalgamation of old-time music, Neil Young, Tom Waits, scrappy garage, and punk blues is further refined (or dirtied up, as the case may be) on their first full-length album, which is available on May 7, 2010. Look for them in every bar in America that serves whiskey after hours as they tour this summer.
Recorded by: Lori Crasnic & Aaron Quick
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb - Live on WNUR 05/18/10
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