Low Cut Connie: Hi Honey

Old-school rock and rollers who shake it like Tina Turner

Credit: Phil Knott

Loveable lowbrow rock & roll revivalists Low Cut Connie reimagine the early-Seventies Stones as South Jersey keg-party killers, or the New York Dolls in Converse sneakers. The New York crew's third album features a sticky-fingered roof raiser about a "modern dude" who dresses up "like Tina Turner, '69" and shakes it around the house, while "Danny's Outta Money" spins an Otis Redding bass line into a hip-hugging ode to Connie's down-on-his-luck guitarist ("He's got himself some kind of master's degree/Now he's a New York bullshitter, just like me"). Thomas Brenneck, formerly of Brooklyn R&B throwbacks Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, lends Sixties garage-soul production. But this is no retro scholarship — it's living, fire-breathing, furniture-tossing history.