What more intimate way to spend the first Saturday night of the summer solstice than with local talent at your neighborhood record shop??? And what intimate cozy music we’ve got indeed: Ok, so “singer/songwriter” is about as decaffeinated and meaningless a term as far as genre-fications go, and it’s certainly not a designation we’re ever comfortable with; but sometimes you gotta call it like ya see’s it right? Hang on… what??? Well let’s explain… We welcome back Wes Buckley, hot off his latest recording effort Changing Environments, and still as cool as ever. Buckley gracefully – and frequently – oscillates between the weirder and the “normal” ends of the Americana spectrum; the twang from his electric guitar is strictly in that tradition, but the periodic string flourishes expertly tow the indie folk/freak folk line. In short, we’re not shy about the label singer/songwriter here; for the common ingredient with each song is exceptional songwriting. (and if you’re looking to point a guilty finger, he’s also been known to record and collab with Michael Hurley). To boot, an old UVM chum of Buckley’s and Whitehaus kin, Pancho The Kid, comes out of hibernation for a rare solo set, which will likely comprise current and future Old Wave (his band of the moment) tunes. A reunion of this sort certainly needs to be balanced out by some fresh faces, so naturally the evening features the chill and dark touch of Brittle Brian’s genius as well as Grace Givertz’s FIRST EVER Hassle show. Brittle Brian – human name ‘Victoria’ – it seems, fits neatly on any bill, but is most at home supporting cool noise and rock bands. We’re really excited to see her spin her ethereal web of vocal harmonies and strident, emotional vocals in said company; the intricacies of her music are so subtle that they might otherwise slip through the cracks to the not-wholly-perceptive listener but bookended as she is by other singer/songwriters (man, that feels good to say!) on this bill, you’d have to be trying to miss something. Grace, on the other hand is more in-your-face as the singer/songwriter on this bill, and thank goodness because someone has to kick off this gentle party of beautiful people serving up music for the soul. Just the kind of bill Blue Bag Records was born to host! Bring bucks for the acts and cups to share a bev.
@Blue Bag Records 8pm All Ages $5-10 Suggested
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