Venom & Faith - Larkin Poe User Reviews

  • “Alternative?” More like “Awesome”

    5
    By CaptDan
    I came to learn of Larkin Poe because I love the blues, especially old blues in the way of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Skip James, and the like. The music at the very roots of rock. Of course I love rock as well, but I crossed paths with Larkin Poe in the land of the southern blues. And I’m so glad I did. So I was surprised to see the genre label “Alternative” attached to this album, but I can understand why Larkin Poe’s genre might be hard to pinpoint today. They have their feet deeply embedded in roots music: Americana, bluegrass, and blues, with a healthy dose of classic rock. But it’s clear they are not just producing old-fashioned roots music...they are interpreting and reimagining it for today’s world. On this album, they cover Bessie Jones’ “Sometimes” (Bessie was first recorded by Alan Lomax...how’s that for roots music cred) and that most desolate of all old blues ever put on vinyl, Skip James’ “Hard Times Killing Floor Blues,” (which for me is the highlight of their performance on this album with Megan Lovell striking out with a searing solo on slide and Rebecca Lovell handling the guitar riffs and incredible vocals), and they are incredibly respectful to the source material, yet these songs sound utterly contemporary. Their original tunes are full of strong songwriting, powerful guitar riffs, even more powerful vocals from Rebecca, with perfectly placed harmonies from sister Megan, and amazingly tasty slide work also by Megan. And it should be said: these ladies know how to rock. Oh! Don’t listen to “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues!” If you do, you will be singing that song in your head for days on end. You’ve been warned. Do listen to “Good and Gone” if you want to hear Rebecca Lovell’s vocal performance shift from the “amazing” level of the rest of the album to “utterly spellbinding” as she somehow catches another gear. So, do they belong in the record bin for “blues” albums? Or “rock?” Or “alternative?” I suggest filing them under “awesome.” I recommend you give them a listen and see for yourself!
  • Real musical talent!

    5
    By Ralph Salazar
    Very raw and fresh music!
  • Legit

    5
    By Shane7399
    Sooooo lookin forward to these lady’s new work definitely a force to reckon with
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Sunnyaday
    I just love these two. Your music is so fresh and resonates in my soul. I am so so excited for your album! Counting down the days!

Larkin Poe Concert Tickets

Date Details Price
19 November 2018
Monday 09:00 PM
Larkin Poe with Oak & Ash (18+)
Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY 10002
From $34
Buy
08 December 2018
Saturday 09:00 PM
Larkin Poe (18+)
The Burl - Lexington, KY 40508
From $35
Buy
09 December 2018
Sunday 08:00 PM
Larkin Poe
Old Rock House - Saint Louis, MO 63104
From N/A
Buy
10 December 2018
Monday 08:00 PM
Larkin Poe
Knuckleheads Saloon - Kansas City, MO 64120
From $111
Buy
13 December 2018
Thursday 08:00 PM
Larkin Poe (18+)
7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN 55403
From $181
Buy
15 December 2018
Saturday 10:00 PM
Larkin Poe
SPACE - Evanston, IL 60202
From N/A
Buy
17 December 2018
Monday 08:00 PM
Larkin Poe
El Club - Detroit, MI 48209
From $54
Buy
18 December 2018
Tuesday 08:00 PM
Larkin Poe
Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH 44110
From $38
Buy
31 December 2018
Monday 09:00 PM
Larkin Poe
Terminal West - Atlanta, GA 30318
From $56
Buy
05 January 2019
Saturday 08:00 PM
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band with Larkin Poe
Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, MI 49503
From $148
Buy
09 January 2019
Wednesday 07:30 PM
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band with Larkin Poe
Huntington Center - Toledo, OH 43604
From $173
Buy
11 January 2019
Friday 08:00 PM
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band with Larkin Poe
Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN 37203
From $155
Buy
15 January 2019
Tuesday 07:30 PM
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band with Larkin Poe
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, IN 46805
From $116
Buy
20 February 2019
Wednesday 08:00 PM
Larkin Poe
Exit In - Nashville, TN 37203
From N/A
Buy