The Evangenitals Come to Corvallis



And the award for “Best Band Name” goes to… the Evangenitals. Just kidding, obviously there is no such award. And if there were, it would go to Goblin C*ck every year.

Nevertheless, the Evangenitals will play at Bombs Away on Wednesday, March 12. The band has been around for over 10 years playing spirited, multi-genre alt-country.

The group was formed by writer/director Juli Crockett and jazz/opera singer Lisa Dee, and they’ve been sporadically touring and releasing material between other projects.

Crockett is a playwright and director, not to mention the daughter of Harlequin romance novelist Linda Crockett Gray. She has written and directed plays, spoken word operas, and other works. She even provided the music for Caine’s Arcade, the short film that went viral in 2011 and has been viewed millions of times. She also spends time singing the June Carter parts with the nationally touring Johnny Cash cover band Cashd Out.

The late Jerry Boyd, aka F.X. Toole, long-time boxing trainer and corner man, writer of the short story “Million Dollar Baby” which was made into the Oscar-winning film of the same name, claimed that Crockett was the embodiment of his fictional character Maggie Fitzgerald, the heroine of that story. He helped train Crockett and worked the corner for her when she was a boxer. She went 3-0 in her career, dominating in all her wins.

All of this is to say: Crockett has lived. She puts all of that into the Evangenitals’ unique sound. Catch this quirky and fun-loving bunch when they come to town.

The Evangenitals will play Bombs Away Café on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Free.

by Ygal Kaufman