After a year spent criss-crossing the country, winning fans from coast to coast
and the release of two undeniably inventive records,
The Devil Makes Three and frontman Pete Bernhard announce dates in 2010
kicking off after their annually sold out New Year's Eve bash in Santa Cruz!
Full Dates Below!
The Devil Makes Three
Dec 31 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 20 - Cal Neva - Crystal Bay, NV
Jan 21 - Eureka Theater - Eureka, CA
Jan 22 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Jan 23 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Jan 29 - Manzanita Place - Chico, CA
Feb 18 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 20 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 21 - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
Feb 23 - Jambalaya - Arcata, CA
Feb 24 - Oak St Speak Easy - Eugene, OR
Feb 25 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
Feb 26 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR
Feb 27 - Stillwater - Ashland, OR
Feb 28 - Cafe Coda - Chico, CA
With more dates to come throughout 2010!
In 2009, The Devil Makes Three released Do Wrong Right and frontman Pete Bernhard launched his solo album
Straight Line on Milan Records -
Stepping out with a collage of musical influences, Straight Line is a fair bit different from his primary band but one key element remains the same - Pete Bernhard's defining vocal style, unique phrasing and his distinctive point of view.
The Devil Makes Three live @ KEXP was released digitally on 8.11,
including four tracks played live in the studio of the famous Seattle based radio station and an interview.
Quotes and Quotes
Venus.zine- 5 out of 5
“The Santa Cruz–based threesome borrows elements of ragtime, country, folk, and rockabilly music and approaches them with a fiery punk rock proclivity, creating a modern but true reflection of vintage American blues.”
Under the Radar: 7 out of 10
“...like the best bourbon, Do Wrong Right will go down smooth, and then help to steer the rest of your day”
Eastern Surf Mag
“Punk-tinged, whiskey-fueled, old-timey/bluegrass/ragtime blend from this percussion-less Santa Cruz, CA, trio. Charmingly ragged vocal harmonies and a legendary live show only add to the band’s allure.”
“The Devil Makes Three play a tongue-in-cheek form of American roots music, bucking genre conventions with lyrics that trend toward atypical subjects like crack abuse and getting your picture taken with the Four Horsemen.”
“The Devil Makes Three has just released the latest chapter of their gypsy-punk-hillbilly-bluegrass-blues gospel in an album called Do Wrong Right. That description is a mouthful, but DM3 is far from ordinary. The drummer-less trio consists of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean. Their sound is driven by rhythm and three-part harmonies that beg you to boogie down, even if you aren’t the boogie down type.”
“If we're going to get through this so-called "New Depression," we're going to need some troubadours to sing our survival tales. The Devil Makes Three fit that bill perfectly on latest offering Do Wrong Right (released April 21 on Milan Records), giving voice to those firewater nights that bleed into the horrendous crash of daylight, splitting headaches and tremors before we pick ourselves up to do it all over again.”
The Punk Rock Site
The Devil Makes Three quite possibly are the best band that you have never heard of. Constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast, this band is busy packing their shows night after night, largely thanks to word of mouth.
Over the past 7 years, The Devil Makes Three have garnered fans the old school way - playing a city, making friends, conquering fans and moving on. When they hit the next town, venues are packed with folks that heard from a friend in a city that the band had played before.
Because of this, The Devil Makes Three have established thousands of die-hard and devout fans.
The Devil Makes Three's Do Wrong Right out on Milan Records NOW!
Pete Bernhard's Straight Line out on Milan Records NOW!