The Blue Room - Nashville, TN
September 28, 2021
All Ages
Tickets $30
Music 8:00pm

 

Damien Jurado

On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Damien Jurado gathers up ten stories of people determined not to be broken by their dire circumstances. “The world is a liar, the stars are a must,” he sings over brushed drums, a circling bassline, and acoustic guitar on “Helena,” which opens his 17th album, the first release from Damien’s own Maraqopa Records. Dire circumstances have long been fixtures of Jurado’s songs, which are filled with ghosts, killers, cruel lovers, and the occasional UFO cult or false messiah. But here, the scenes are earthy, drawn from ordinary but no less immense calamities: hurricanes moving toward town, strained connections, amnesiacs in the front yard. On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Jurado pulls the curtains shut, blocking out “the light now embarrassed and afraid of the dark,” as he sings on “Tom,” one of the album’s haunting numbers, only to throw them open the exact moment sunshine needs to come flooding in.

Okkervil River (solo)

Over the course of their career, Okkervil River has released nine albums that have given front man Will Sheff a reputation as one of the greatest working songwriters in the country. As Sheff and his shifting lineup of players have traveled the world many times over, they’ve made fans ranging from Lou Reed to Barack Obama and been praised by outlets from theNew York TimestoNPRtoPitchfork, who called Sheff “One of indie rock’s most ambitious thinkers”.Last year saw Okkervil River’s two-decades-plus trek around the globe captured inA Dream in the Dark, an expansive release anthologizing 20 years of live performance, spanning from pin-drop listening rooms to stadium stages -released on ATO Records. In addition to his work with Okkervil River, Sheff composes for film and television, has written for the Times, McSweeney’s, Gawker and Rolling Stone, worked as a producer on psych-rock legend Roky Erickson’s critically-acclaimed comeback albumTrue Love Cast Out All Evil, and released his directorial film debut Down Down the Deep River in 2015.

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Okkervil River (solo) & Damien Jurado Live at Third Man Records

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The Blue Room - Nashville, TN
September 28, 2021
All Ages
Tickets $30
Music 8:00pm

 

Damien Jurado

On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Damien Jurado gathers up ten stories of people determined not to be broken by their dire circumstances. “The world is a liar, the stars are a must,” he sings over brushed drums, a circling bassline, and acoustic guitar on “Helena,” which opens his 17th album, the first release from Damien’s own Maraqopa Records. Dire circumstances have long been fixtures of Jurado’s songs, which are filled with ghosts, killers, cruel lovers, and the occasional UFO cult or false messiah. But here, the scenes are earthy, drawn from ordinary but no less immense calamities: hurricanes moving toward town, strained connections, amnesiacs in the front yard. On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Jurado pulls the curtains shut, blocking out “the light now embarrassed and afraid of the dark,” as he sings on “Tom,” one of the album’s haunting numbers, only to throw them open the exact moment sunshine needs to come flooding in.

Okkervil River (solo)

Over the course of their career, Okkervil River has released nine albums that have given front man Will Sheff a reputation as one of the greatest working songwriters in the country. As Sheff and his shifting lineup of players have traveled the world many times over, they’ve made fans ranging from Lou Reed to Barack Obama and been praised by outlets from theNew York TimestoNPRtoPitchfork, who called Sheff “One of indie rock’s most ambitious thinkers”.Last year saw Okkervil River’s two-decades-plus trek around the globe captured inA Dream in the Dark, an expansive release anthologizing 20 years of live performance, spanning from pin-drop listening rooms to stadium stages -released on ATO Records. In addition to his work with Okkervil River, Sheff composes for film and television, has written for the Times, McSweeney’s, Gawker and Rolling Stone, worked as a producer on psych-rock legend Roky Erickson’s critically-acclaimed comeback albumTrue Love Cast Out All Evil, and released his directorial film debut Down Down the Deep River in 2015.