Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers at Mercy Lounge 

These forward-thinking Southwestern roots rockers explore the future of artist/audience interaction on their vibrant new disc Turbo Ocho. Roger Clyne formed The Peacemakers from the ashes of The Refreshments, who scored a '90s radio hit with their felonious fantasy, "Banditos." Soured on his major label experience, Clyne set out to establish the band as an independent entity, running their own label and cultivating a grassroots following with energetic live shows. After eight years and seven albums, the Tempe, Ariz. quartet hatched a plan to record an eight-song album in eight days along with a daily online video synopsis. They decamped to Mexico--a prominent character in many of Clyne's songs--to record, where fan feedback influenced the sessions, producing an album crackling with intimate, impromptu warmth. It’s a mix of mariachi horns, rootsy heartland rock and parched country twang, highlighted by the wizened, wistful acoustic ballad, "Summer Number 39."
Sun., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m., 2008


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