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Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons are headed back to Casa early next month. (Harry Acosta/Submitted)
Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons are headed back to Casa early next month. (Harry Acosta/Submitted)

Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons To Light Up Casa Jan. 12


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Columbus-based rock ‘n’ roll band Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons kick off the first week of Ohio University’s classes with a Thursday night blowout show at Casa. $5 cover at the door with music starting around 10 p.m. with two sets from the band.

The band played over 109 shows in 2016, and is off to a busy start in 2017 with a packed January through April show schedule that includes a two-week tour in March that will take the band through cities in OH, TN, TX, AL, GA, and NC.

Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock ‘n’ roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision, released in early 2016.

Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year.

As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect.

It’s also the work of a genuine band.

Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together.

Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.

Recent Press:

Homemade Vision: #5 on PopDose’s best of 2016 list:
“Perley’s last album, Hey Kid, has been steadily inching its way up my all-time Top 100 Albums list. Her latest, Homemade Vision, was a true ray of light in a very dark year. Rock, cow punk, honky tonk and Western music all co-mingle under the Perley & Co.’s beautiful Howlin’ Moon.”- Keith Creighton, PopDose (Dec. 26, 2016)

“I got to discover for myself, no advance billing, one of those bands that you can’t help but believe that one day everyone will know.”- Dennis E. Powell, Athens News (June 5, 2016)

“With a catalogue full of rock ‘n’ roll hits and dynamic performances, Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons is certainly a band to watch this year.”- Megan Gnad, Maverick Magazine (May 27, 2016)

Keep on top of the band’s busy touring schedule here.