The Henry Clay People
By Andy Cheng
I don’t know what’s more frustrating, a band whose name originates from a renowned 19th century Senator, or the fact that its own official website has no biographical information about them. The former, actually; the website part can slide. The Henry Clay People, a band from Glendale, is one of those bands that don’t have any one-hit-wonders, but have enough followers to have graced the stages of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and SXSW. The band has toured alongside Silversun Pickups, Against Me! and Drive-By Truckers across the country, and is now making a stop at Pappy and Harriet’s. The group is torn between the inevitability of age and the good ole youthful years in its newest album Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives, lamenting the loss of teenage lethargy and actually having to give a shit about life. I’m not making this stuff up; it’s all over the Web. But ah, it would be awesome to go back to high school . . .
Pappy and Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com. 9PM. $8.