High Noon 3
Sat · May 6, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmMercy Lounge
$7.00 - $10.00
This event is 18 and over
High Noon is a Happening at Mercy Lounge. A local gathering of great minds and good vibes. The music is synonymous with Outsiders, Garage Rock delinquents, Drone Seekers, Mods, psychedelic cowboys and any living being in search of a good groove. To celebrate our third High Noon, we will be taking over both The Mercy Lounge and The High Watt. Throughout the night, curated analogue Light shows will fill both stages.https://www.mercylounge.com/event/1450183/
A name appropriately inspired by The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane”, Charlie & The Evil Mothers breaks all the rules of verse, leaving you with a fresh, albeit fittingly muddled, insight on growing into your own, in this case, both personally and musically. Writer and front man Charlie Shea brings us through a sharp dream-like set that leaves you wide awake and paralyzed. Hailing originally from Middletown, RI, Shea holds onto his sarcastic New England rawness while incorporating a shiny ‘60s pop quality. The Nashville transplant has taken in his new surroundings and situations and twisted and morphed them into a conglomerate of sound leaving us to think only of what’s to come.
But "dual" means "two," and to imply OJR wears only two hats is a grave understatement. While High School and Human Style—his first two LPs, respectively—reside exclusively in a folk-friendly, singer-songwriter neighborhood (à la Bright Eyes/Ryan Adams/Elliot Smith), 2015's Nashville Demos saw OJR exploring sonic terrain as diverse as grunge ("Numb"), outlaw country ("Runnin' from the Law"), doowop ("In Love with a Bowler"), sensual, 70's groove ("Lips on Fire"), and garage rock ("Front-Door Man.") Recorded in various bedrooms in cities all over the world—New York, London, Paris, and Nashville, to name a few--these "demos" certainly blur the line between home-recordings and a proper, studio-grade album. Ever the mercurial perfectionist, OJR might have self-produced all ten tracks on Apple's free, built-in software GarageBand, but nonetheless insisted on the time and attention to detail one is more likely to expect from a professionally tracked studio album than from anything made in a bedroom on a MacBook. To call, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, this album a collection of demos is OJR's way of saying it could go both ways: He's an artist and producer, a singer and songwriter, a Virginia boy and cosmopolitan. He's the Acid and the Cowboy. Such is the dualist nature of OJR, far more than that of just another rock and roller.
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