The Damn Torpedoes have it: attitude, mojo, chemistry, skill and determination…and use those qualities to pay tribute to an American band who for 4 decades were the pure embodiment of the same, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Starting in the mid-70s, Tom and his Heartbreakers churned out unforgettable classic rock gems. From “American Girl” and “Into the Great Wide Open” to “Free Falling”, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and beyond, they left an indelible mark on the American pop cultural landscape.
The Damn Torpedoes, whose name is a play on the seminal ’79 Petty album, Damn the Torpedoes, are long-time Austin musicians who have fashioned themselves in that mold: guys that have been around the block but attack the Petty hits like a hungry, young band out to conquer the world. By emphasizing intangibles like chemistry and staying power, The Damn Torpedoes recreate the sound and feel of one of rock’s greatest bands. Painstaking attention to detail – tones, arrangements, harmonies, performance and look – give the audience an experience that’s as close to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as you’re going to find.
Featuring – The Lonely Wheel
The Lonely Wheel was formed out of a passion and need for creative expression shared between friends. They made their debut in late 2016 with the release of their first EP; an emotional,self titled, four-song exploration of love, heartbreak, and loss of innocence with soulful energy and contemplative lyrics. Since then, they have been performing around the Bryan-College Station(BCS) area, while working on turning that EP into a full length album . Each member comes from a diverse musical background which allows for a blend of various styles of music including Folk, Blues, Soul, and Rock.