State Theatre Portland
Tweedy

WCLZ Presents

Tweedy

Hospitality

Sun, September 28, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$35 advance / $40 day of show - GENERAL ADMISSION SEATED

Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com The State Theatre Box Office will be open one hour before doors on night of show.

Tweedy
Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy is “one of the most daring songwriters of his generation” and his band Wilco “vital, adventurous . . . breaking new stylistic ground with each ambitious and creatively restless album.” Salon.com

As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that the co-founder of alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. Since starting Wilco in 1994 Tweedy has written original songs for eight Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums-full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series.

Tweedy recently announced that he would be releasing a solo album - Sukierae will be out September 16 on Wilco's label dBpm. The new project is with his 18-year-old son Spencer. They're going by the moniker Tweedy and have released five new songs from the album.

For Tweedy's upcoming tour, he'll be joined by Spencer, guitarist Jim Elkington, bassist Darin Gray, and keyboardist Liam Cunningham. The upcoming tour will include material from Tweedy's new record, as well as solo acoustic versions of songs from the Wilco and Uncle Tupelo catalogues.
Hospitality
Hospitality
The first thing you might notice about Hospitality's sophomore album Trouble is what you don't hear. The process of completing Trouble was, for the band, one of learning to accept silence, to let that empty space exist no matter what it might awaken or evoke. You could catch glimpses of these dark and unexplored places in the margins of Hospitality's 2012 self-titled debut, but they are at the very heart of Trouble. If you listen closely, you can hear a band pushing against their own boundaries and limitations until they find the very air around them subtly but perceptibly changed.

The trio of Amber Papini (guitar, vocals), Brian Betancourt (bass), and Nathan Michel (drums) approach Trouble with the force and unity of a well-rehearsed touring rock band. They supplement their performances with strategically placed strings, synthesizers, and drum machines. But silence is an inescapable force on Trouble, an invisible fourth player that draws you into the unexplored corners of familiar sounds: the full, ghostly decay of a reverb tail, the round pluck of a bass string, the exact syllables where a doubled vocal line diverges.

In its lyrics and its musical construction, Trouble is an album that wonders about the mysteries that lurk just beyond our field of vision. Slyly and sympathetically, Papini ponders a Saturday afternoon fishing trip as a wrenching interplay of life and death, the perfect blue sky at an air show as a setting for a soured romance.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/