Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:43

Great White Caps 11/1/12

Great White Caps at 88.1 KDHX Great White Caps at 88.1 KDHX Caroline Philippone
Written by Will Kyle
Rate this item
(2 votes)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: November 1, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Great White Caps
  • Hosting Show: The Greaser's Lunchbox
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's Great White Caps churn out traditional surf rock that puts the warmth of summer back into the chilly city.

Streaming Audio

The four-piece band -- helmed by zany frontman Montag the Magnificent, aka Ian Hansson -- stays aurally traditional while constantly pushing the boundaries of performance. Whether it be creating a live, alternate surfed-out soundtrack to a screening of "Point Break," performing alongside a Talking Heads cover band on New Year's Eve or crafting jokey, beach-infused Christmas songs, such as "I'm Gonna Get Drunk For Christmas," the Great White Caps always bring the party.

For this Live at KDHX session, the Great White Caps kick off with "Gleaming the Tube," from 2011's "Sting of Death," whereon palm-muted guitar provides a bed for a daring, single-note guitar melody, dynamic splashes of cymbal and fuzzed bass. "Teahupoo Twist" plays like an alternate take on the Champs' "Tequila," complete with a spoken turn-around of the song's title. "Moonlight Beach," from 2012's "Screech Beach!," opens with a leisurely afternoon feel that quickly morphs into a stately Shark Quest-esque jam. "First Wave" ebbs and flows with a taught, toe-tapping energy that, like a riptide, doesn't let go.

All photos by Caroline Philippone.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Mound City Slickers

Mon August 4

The Driftaways

Mon July 28
The Driftaways are a seven-man reggae band hailing from St. Louis. Their E.P. "Don't Hide" is full of high-energy jams and groovy improvisations that give the band's music a good-time vibe. Download their…

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-guitar.jpg

KDHX Recommends

August
Thursday
21

August
Friday
22

TOCO Family Festival

TOCO hosts its annual Family Festival at Jellystone Park in Eureka, featuring camping, live music, contests, family activities, art, food, vendors and much more. tocofestival.com


August
Saturday
23

Amelia White with Sergio Webb at Harvest Sessions 2014

Amelia White with Sergio Webb at Harvest Sessions 2014 Nashville, Tennessee-based songwriter Amelia White with guitarist Sergio Webb are this week's featured artists for Harvest Sessions. This free Saturday morning concert series takes place at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market,...


Online Users

10 users and 9769 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook