Centro-matic Plays the Late Show Tomorrow Night

June 29th, 2011

The very prolific Will Johnson is a busy man. He’s been part of several bands plus he’s recorded music on his own. But back in 1995 he founded Centro-matic essentially as a side project. After releasing a few singles, that project blossomed into a full-time band two years later, when Johnson was joined by Scott Danbom (cello, violin), Mark Hedman (bass) and Matt Pence (drums). And ever since this group has toured extensively, bringing catchy country-tinged rock wherever they play. And with a new album, Candidate Waltz, in tow, Centro-matic (above, performing “Just to Know You” at the IFC Crossroads House during last year’s SXSW) plays the late show at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.