Rough Francis EP out now!



Burlington’s own Rough Francis releases their 4 song EP yesterday and I need to get my hands on it. Saw these guys live at a show I helped promote over at JDK last fall and they definitely put on a good show. Check them out on their Myspace Here’s a little review from 7 Days:Dan Bolles

When Chicago’s Drag City Records released the lost 1974 recordings of Detroit band Death …For the Whole World to See in early 2009, it was a revelation. The seven-song collection bridged the gap between Motor City proto-punk bands such as Iggy and the Stooges and the advent of New York City punk years later. For rock scholars, the album was something akin to an anthropologist unearthing the missing link.

Vermonters were doubly thrilled. We dug the recording, sure. But we also had the unique pleasure of discovering Death through its most direct descendants, Burlington’s Rough Francis. Centered on brothers Bobby Jr., Julian and Urian Hackney, the band has provided local audiences with a living link to Death. With a sonic assist from guitarist Dylan Giambatista and bassist Steven Hazen Williams, the brothers Hackney faithfully — and at times, eerily — re-created the music made by their father, Bobby Sr., uncle Dannis and late uncle David in a Detroit garage three decades ago. For a little more than a year now, Burlington has been home to the most genuine tribute band on the planet.

Read the rest HERE