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Greg Jamie, Advance Base, Lisa/Liza, & Ruth Garbus
December 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm| $10 - $12
Maine-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Greg Jamie combines the textural with the tuneful on his new album, Crazy Time. There are echoes of the dark, eerie qualities of Jamies previous work (with his bands ODeath and Blood Warrior), but his solo work inhabits a sonic space all its own. Traditional folk melodies contrast cold, synthetic textures, generating an unsettling tension between intimacy and mystery. The atmosphere evokes both the weight of cold, New England winters and the ethereality of a sci-fi dreamscape. Lyrical themes confront notions of disappointment, inevitability, mental illness and adventure. Elements of the uncanny and playful are embraced in order to avoid predictable patterns and dismantle preconceptions of loner-folk. In his first official solo effort, Greg Jamie has crafted a singular work of disorienting beauty.
Advance Base a solo electronic pop project by Owen Ashworth, formerly the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.
Using a two handed arsenal of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines & looping pedals, Owen Ashworth builds minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed story songs around his conversational, baritone vocals. The sound of Advance Base has been described as “lo-fi,” “depressed” & “weirdly uplifting.”
Advance Base’s 2015 LP, Nephew in the Wild, was named #1 Indie Pop album of the year by PopMatters
“Singer/songwriter Liza Victoria’s dreamy, psychedelic folk fits in well with 2016’s class of forward-thinking Cosmic Americana troubadours… her haunting, imagistic dream logic is only beginning to reveal itself.” -Pitchfork
Ruth Garbus is musician and artist living in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has released four solo albums to date (“Ruthie’s Requests”, “Rendezvous With Rama”, “Joule EP”, and “Hello Everybody”, on Autumn Records, Feeding Tube Records, and OSR Tapes) and is also known for her roles in the bands Feathers and Happy Birthday. She has lived in Brattleboro since 2001.