Ages: 21+ Ages
1. (of an animal or force of nature) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled.
2. a member of people regarded as primitive and uncivilized.
If one listens closely, the validating voices of American contemporary culture sing only the praises of the wealthy and the wellborn. Indeed, for something to be valued in our current system, that something must make moneyâ€”and the more the merrier.
Alternatively, â€œthe poor,â€� as far as our maligned mass media will illustrate, are labeled as lazy, uncivilized, unworthyâ€”and even savage.
The Savage Poor was born from the idea that the common man, woman, child, and idea are valuable beyond their suitability for shareholders. This name signifies both a reclaiming of the dominant language, and a recognition thatâ€”while much of the country is strugglingâ€”there is much to celebrate in our common consciousness and character.
Lest we forget, rock nâ€™ roll was conceived as a subversive form, as carried through the 1950â€™s and 1960â€™s. The Savage Poor aims to tap into that spirit of subversionâ€”of questioning the dominant values of the dayâ€”while working to make music of equaled sonic exploration.
Music and art should be inclusionary rather than exclusionary. If you, as the listener, appreciate music more for the way it sounds than for what it says, then that is pure and perfect. In any case, we have enjoyed giving shoulder to these songs of subversionâ€”sung sincerely and with a sense of the absurd.
Spawned in the sweatshop summer of 2016, The Savage Poor is a subversive rock nâ€™ roll band situated and stationed in Austin, Texas, by members of No Show Ponies, Shinyribs, and Roxy Roca.
The brand-new band was born and branded by The Brothers Brownâ€”Benjamin and Jeffersonâ€”with bassist, Roger Wuthrich; and percussionist, Alex Moralez.
The Savage Poorâ€™s music shares the subversive idealism and social change of the 1960â€™s; the sinister, sweat-soaked sounds of the late-70â€™s New York City club scene; and the melodic, multi-guitar menagerie of the 80â€™s indie invasion.
In its music, The Savage Poor explores thematically what it feels like to be alive at this momentâ€”in an inequitable and often cold-blooded consumerist culture that provides no shortage of material for poets and comedians alike.
The Savage Poor commemorates the common and jousts with the unjust.
The Savage Poor
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