Eve Monsees & the Exiles

You Know She Did (Serpent)

Texas Platters

Two potentially divergent influences define Austin native Eve Monsees. First, as has been documented profusely, her childhood comrade in guitar remains blues powerhouse Gary Clark Jr. More importantly, perhaps, her first gig involved Ramones covers by Nineties garage punks the Soulbenders. Both underline the soundtrack to her ripping out the heart of a Telecaster with the Exiles, the crackerjack raunch & roll outfit Monsees has helmed since she came of age locally. Leading all-stars Mike Buck (drums/husband), Pat Collins (bass), and Thierry Le Coz (guitar) across 12 sticks of sonic dynamite, this taut rhythm section snorts out both prime era Yardbirds/Pretty Things ("One Glass," "Follow the Thread") and grinding, Chess Records- drenched blues ("Mr. Devil, Parts 1 & 2"). Crank a hybrid that could only have germinated on Austin soil.

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