Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie discusses Ronnie Spector-inspired new single "Are You Gonna Run" on WXPN - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie on WXPN Middays with Mike Vasilikos, 2023.04.24

Brace yourself, tough cookies: Philly rockers Low Cut Connie are returning to activity this year. Not only are they on the bill at the 2023 XPoNential Music Festival, the band’s lead showman and singer-songwriter Adam Weiner popped by the WXPN midday show this week to give host Mike Vasilikos the rundown on their new album.

It’s going to be called Art Dealers, it’s out September 8th on Contender Records, and Weiner gave midday listeners a first crack at hearing the lead single, “Are You Gonna Run?,” which — as he told us — draws inspiration from Ronettes late lead singer Ronnie Spector, who passed away last January.

“I’ve been doing this little slow walk from writing about women and trying to put my eyeballs in their heads to get a sense of what it is to walk around every day in America and survive and be a strong woman in this country. And then I sort of kept walking a little further during the pandemic and I just started writing from a more gender-free perspective, so I’m singing a lot of these songs from the perspective of the female. There’s a lot of songs like that on the record, and for this particular song, I had Ronnie Spector in mind. I really wanted to get this song to Ronnie Spector. Unfortunately we didn’t get there in time. So I did my best to sing it myself.”

Listen to Vasilikos and Weiner’s full conversation above and pre-order Art Dealershere.

Low Cut Connie’s 2023 tour kicks off tomorrow night with a headlining concert at Bowery Electric in New York City; they have several Philly gigs on the way in the coming months, including an opening night set at NON-COMM next week, a gig downstage at The Mann for Chill Moody’s celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, and of course, the XPoNential Music Festival in September. Details on all those concerts can be found at the WXPN Concerts and Events page. Listen to “Are You Gonna Run?” and find the band’s full tour dates below.

Low Cut Connie - Are You Gonna Run

Tour Dates
4/27 – New York, NY – Bowery Electric
5/5 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
5/6 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
5/7 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
6/9 – Amagansett, NY – The Stephen Talkhouse
6/10 – Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club
6/29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center – Downstage with Chill Moody
9/7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
9/8 – Uncasville, CT – The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
9/9 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9/10 – Portland, ME – Portland House of Music
9/12 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
9/14 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
9/15 – Medford, NJ – Medford Oktoberfest & Music Festival
9/16 – Elkton, MD – Elkton Music Hall Monday
9/18 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club
9/19 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club
9/20 – New York, NY – Blue Note Jazz Club
9/23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/24 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
10/5 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/6 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
10/7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/9 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
10/11 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
10/14 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

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