Roots Rockers Monty Warren & The Friggin’ Whatevers Return to Alligator Alley Pub (2/24)
Summary: Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m., Monty Warren & the Friggin’ Whatevers return to Oakland Park’s Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub to open for Ian Hammond Band. (West Palm Beach, Fla. Area)
On Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m., roots rockers Monty Warren & the Friggin’ Whatevers (MWFW) return to Oakland Park’s Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub to heat up the house before Ian Hammond Band takes the stage. This will be the group’s first Alligator Alley appearance at the popular music venue since celebrating the launch of MWFW’s third album, Far Out Close Up, last October.
With the exception of Monty Warren (who writes and sings the roots rock-inspired original tunes, and plays rhythm guitar) the “Whatevers” tend to be…whatever. This time around, the lineup will include East Coast music scene veterans William Meredith on drums, lead guitarist Roderick Kohn, and Ron DeSaram on bass.
In addition to Far Out Close Up, MWFW released two earlier albums, Trailer Park Angel and Let’s Go to Therapy. All three have been named to The Palm Beach Post’s annual Best Music List.
“I always look forward to these gigs with Monty,” said Ron DeSaram, who played in the CBGB House Band, Crossfire Choir, in New York during the ’90s. “He stays true to his rock roots while continuing to reach for new ground.” DeSaram also plays lead guitar with his main group, The Cravens, in the Palm Beach, Fla. area.
Indy Week stated that Monty Warren & The Friggin’ Whatevers “retroactively bridge the gap between ’70s pub rock/power pop and the arrivals of Tom Petty, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello.”
“Putting together the albums has its own rewards,” said Warren. “But nothing can take the place of the high-octane giving-out and giving-back that happens with a live audience.”
Warren comes to Alligator Alley fresh from playing with Phil Wolff and his We R Comin’ band in Spain. “Phil is a first-class musician. I’m really pleased to be collaborating with him on a new album.”
When asked if any of the new Warren-Wolff tunes will be heard Friday night, Warren just smiles:
“All I can say is…wait and see.”
Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub
830 E. Oakland Park Blvd., #101
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: (954) 226-2371
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All MWFW Albums are available on iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, Sound Cloud and Amazon.
Music video featuring Monty’s Musclehead off Far Out Close Up and the 2017 Women’s March in L.A.:
Coming Soon: Spotlight on Friggin’ Whatever: Interview with Roots Rock Vet Ron DeSaram.