Kev-O returns

The name Kevin Omen isn't chiseled on the Harvard Ave concrete the way it oughta be, but back in the '90s he was one of the unsung heroes of Allston rock: there was a time when he was best known for fronting Otis, but OTD's favorite incarnation was the Kevin Omen Signal, a jacknifing, honkytonk-noir roadhouse band that, in retrospect, might be the missing link between early Danzig, Hank III, and Blood Meridian. Their only EP, which may not even have ever come out, is buried somewhere in OTDs attic. Damn. Last we heard he'd moved away to drive trucks or something, but a little googling brings the news that he's been kicking around Brooklyn under the name Squint Eastwood and playing with one of the dudes in Devendra Banhart's old band. His old Allston bandmate EEE Adams, of Rock City Crimewave infamy, has located Mr. Omen and brings him back to town tonight for a solo show with two of our favorite messes: Meaghan McLaughlin (ex-Barbaro), whose solo material is indescribably creepy and beautiful (think freak-folk for scumfucks), and Billy Brown, the ex-Crash and Burn frontman who's been writing songs for Dropkick Murphys singer Stephanie Dougherty's new band.

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