Doors at 9 p.m., Show at 9:30 p.m.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
IAN DANIEL KEHOE
Ian Daniel Kehoe has been hiding in plain sight. A classic songwriter pulling from a seemingly endless supply of hooks, dancing in silver face paint and an assortment of wide shouldered sports jackets, Kehoe appears like an emissary from a better world. Originally known as the bassist and songwriter in Attack in Black (Dine Alone Records), and for the several records he released as Marine Dreams (You’ve Changed Records), Ian Daniel Kehoe has lately been in high demand as a touring musician with Andy Shauf (Anti Records), The Weather Station (Paradise of Bachelors), and Julia Jacklin (Polyvinyl). This is something new: an introduction to a world where melody reigns supreme, every love is a true love, and the singer searches endlessly for “prizes through the mazes of the jungles, prizes at the tips of the poles.”
Steven Lambke writes songs from a visceral swirl of narrative images, dense with allusions and invocations, rich with imagery and scene. What emerges is a series of creation stories, a document of disruption, a lament for environmental ruin and the destructions of colonialism, and a stubborn evidence of endurance and transcendence. What act of creation could ever be called complete? The song reacts to the world into which it is sung, and acts on that world. The outcome is never known. The song moves through the world like a rendezvous of atoms. Dark Blue marks the 10th anniversary of the influential artist-run label You’ve Changed Records with a special collaboration between co-founders Steven Lambke and Daniel Romano.
Joyful Joyful is a duo of voice and electronics making music on the stranger shores of folk. Blending noise, field recordings, sacred and folk traditions, they create shimmering drones and soundscapes that are at once unsettling, transcendent and hopeful.