Andrew Bird Chicano Batman
Ages: 16 & Over With his new album, Are You Serious, Andrew Bird has widened the breadth of his art by directly refecting his own human experience. With key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills, Are You Serious attains a level of expression that's a personal, evolutionary leap. "Here I am with my most unguarded, direct, relatable album to date," Bird says, "Go easy on me." "I set out to make a record that's diferent than any I've made before," he explains. "I wanted to make an album musically crafed like a Wrecking Crew session, where you have to be good. There's less wordplay and more intention to process some brutal times that I went through. What happens when real ordeals befall someone who has always been happy writing from their imagination and the distance of the third person? Who has time for poetics while grappling with birth and death? What's the role of sincerity for a songwriter who doesn't really go in for the confessional thing? This is what I struggled with for this record. I suppose the title could be poking fun at my own foray into the confessional realm."
Venue: Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street Map
The Collection at The Mercury Lounge
Fri | 6:30 pm
Age Limit: 21 and Over It didn't take long for David Wimbish's solo project to become a full band....
Mahalia at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri | 9PM
Ages: 18 & Over It's hard to believe that an artist with an output and reputation as strong as Mahalia's hasn't released an album yet. But having signed to Asylum Records via Atlantic at the age of 1...
Little Feat 50th Anniversary at The Capitol Theatre
Fri | Doors: 6:30 pm - Show: 8PM
This event is 18 and over This year marks Little Feat's Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusi...