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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Monty Warren & The Friggin' Whatevers and Spanish Rocker Phil Wolff Honor Tom Petty (10/20) (10/21)

Originally published in No Depression: The Journal of Roots Rock
 
Phil Wolff (LC) and Monty Warren (RC), Spain 2017
Photo: Paloma Moreno Vega

Tom Petty Memorial Shows
#RIPTomPetty  #SouthFloridaMusic  #TomPetty

Monty Warren and The Friggin' Whatevers with Phil Wolff ("Spain's Jagger")
Oct. 20 @8:30pm
Swampgrass Willy's
Promenade Shopping Plaza
9910 ALT A1A, Suite 711
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: (561) 625-1555

Oct 21 @9pm
Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub
830 E.Oakland Park, #101 Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: 954-226-2371

For many of us, news of Tom Petty's demise Oct. 2 came as a shock. For South Florida musician, Monty Warren, it came on the heels of his return to the U.S. from Spain with roots rocker Phil Wolff in tow for the second leg of their 2017 We Don't Need No Stinkin' Sleep Tour. Last month, Monty (frontman for Monty Warren and the Friggin' Whatevers) kicked off the tour in Mallorca, playing with Phil's We R Comin' band. The heartbreaking news of Petty's passing has hit them so hard, they've decided to dedicate their next two shows to the South Florida native in gratitude for his music and influence. They will play Friday, Oct. 20 (8:30pm) and Saturday, Oct. 21 (9 p.m.) at Swampgrass Willy's and Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub, respectively.

Phil Wolff [Photo by Nancy DeSaram]
"Tom Petty was too young to die," said the German-born Wolff who has been performing and writing his own tunes since he was in his teens. "But I'm sure his music will live on forever, and his musical talent and his passion for Rock and Roll that inspired so many musicians will never die."

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Alligator Alley Native Florida Tap Room & Gastro Pub
830 E Oakland Park Blvd. #101
Oakland Park, Florida 33334

Feb. 24! 8pm to Almost Midnight! 
Rock Up with Monty Warren & The Friggin' Whatevers!

Hope to see ya there!

Monty's back from Spain playing with Phil Wolff & We R Comin'! Working on Album #4 in collaboration with Phil. Stay tuned...



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"FAR OUT CLOSE UP" - NEW ALBUM (#3)

Available at itunes

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Monty Warren & the Friggin Whatevers' newest Roots Rock CD Far Out Close Up was released on Keith Richards' birthday, and named to Palm Beach Post's Fave Music List for 2015.

Artist: Monty Warren & the Friggin Whatevers
Title: Far Out Close Up
Producers: Monty Warren & Chris Taylor
Hometown: Raleigh, NC/West Palm Beach, FL
Release Date: 12/18/15

Booking Contact: Contact Monty Warren
Press Contact: Publicist E-Mail
Monty Warren & The Friggin Whatevers Website

GENRE: Straight ahead roots rock with an intelligent, heartfelt, ironic chewy center. Inspired by The Kinks,Tom Petty,Stones and Paul Westerberg, et al.

PRESS:
"Ever wonder what Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Paul Westerberg and Steve Jordan would sound like in a band together? Listen to Monty Warren & the Friggin Whatevers..."—The Palm Beach Post

PRAISE FOR MONTY WARREN & THE FRIGGIN' WHATEVERS

"From gritty foot-stompers to jangly roots and blues belters to acoustic melancholy, Warren brims with a rare and raw musical sincerity."—Vex Magazine, Calgary, CANADA


"Retroactively bridges the gap between '70s pub rock/power pop and the arrivals of Tom Petty, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello…effortlessly enjoyable, a virtue without expiration."—Indy Week

"Old-school, Beatles-Stones-Dylan-Band-Dead-Prince-inspired, psychedelic-white soul-funky roots rock...as earnest, lyrical, raunchy or grandiose as their songs—and maybe lives?—require."
Jazz Beyond Jazz (Arts Journal Blog

 
DISCOGRAPHY
 
"Far Out Close Up" (12/18/15)  
Fave Music List 2015—Palm Beach Post
"Let's Go to Therapy" (2012)     
Best rock roots CD of 2012—Palm Beach Post
"Trailer Park Angel" (2008)   
Best Florida band roots music CD of 2008—Palm Beach Post



Instead of heading for L.A. in the '70s, in pursuit of a record deal, Monty Warren put his rock 'n' roll dreams on hold to support his mother for 20 years until she passed away. Then, in 2007, Warren played a demo for Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team (Battleship Chains, I Love You Period), and they offered to help him make a record. And the rest, as they say, is Friggin Whatevers history.

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