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WRATH OF CONNIE: Philly’s Low Cut Connie brings pure rock n roll to Norman Music Festival

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NORMAN, Okla. – “Rock and roll…full contact, sweaty, titillating, exciting, pure rock and roll!”

That’s how Adam Weiner, lead singer of Philadelphia’s critically lauded Low Cut Connie describes their sound and if you need proof, look (and listen) no further than their latest raucous single “Revolution Rock n Roll” off their new LP Dirty Pictures (Part 1).

“I don’t believe rock and roll is dead because if I did, I’d kill myself,” Weiner said. “I’m definitely aware of what we do isn’t the flavor of the month but we’re keeping rock and roll alive. We have a duty to do that and what’s very cool for us is we go to colleges or different venues where there’s young people who listen to pop or country or whatever and they see us and they absolutely lose their minds; they act like they’ve never seen anything like it before and they probably haven’t!”

Hailed by everyone from Rolling Stone to President Barack Obama as one of the best rock bands currently out there recording and touring, Weiner said that he loves playing for Oklahoma audiences because they don’t mind “getting their hair messed up.”

“You know, some places you go, people are like, they don’t know how to let loose, but I feel like the people in Oklahoma show up to shows ready to rock,” Weiner said. “Like I say on our new single, “Revolution Rock n Roll,” we try to touch bodies and try to give people a full body experience. That’s what were gonna do for you guys in Oklahoma.”

Low Cut Connie makes their triumphant and, hopefully, less violent, return to Norman—the last time they were here, “many drinks were had” and they ended up in a fist-fight—to play the Norman Music Festival at 8 p.m. on April 29 at the Bud Light Depot Stage. The concert is free to the public.

“I can promise Norman something they’re not going to forget,” Weiner added. “I can promise we’re going to do everything we can to bring everybody together, it’s what we pride ourselves on; we connect with everybody, I don’t care where you’re from, I don’t care what color you are, I don’t care how old you are, I don’t care if you’re gay or straight, we are gonna bring everybody together.”

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