Kasher to release new EP, tour; Big Harp rising; Saudi Arabia, Baby Tears, Filter Kings, LotM tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:40 pm June 16, 2011
Tim Kasher

Tim Kasher

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

This week’s column in The Reader is a rehash of the Team Love blog entry (here) and the Clint Schnase/Cursive blog entry (here). Figured it deserved an analog life on the printed page.

Newswise, let’s see…

Our old friend Tim Kasher is going back on the road solo in late summer in support of a new EP with the pithy title Bigamy: More Songs from the Monogamy Sessions. The three-and-a-half week tour will launch on Aug. 18 at Schubas in Chicago, IL, and will wrap up Sept. 10 at The Waiting Room. You’ll only be able to pick up a copy of the 7-song EP if you see him play, or if you visit the Saddle Creek online store. Among the tracks is a cover of Azure Ray’s “Trees Keep Growing.” Check out timkasher.com for the complete tour schedule.

What else…

Lots of early buzz for the debut album by Big Harp, titled White Hat, slated for release Sept. 13 by Saddle Creek Records. Big Harp is the husband-and-wife duo of Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney. The album was recorded by Rilo Kiley bassist Pierre de Reeder at LA’s Nightingale Studios. I’ve been listening to it all morning. It reminds me of the kinder/gentler/less weird (i.e. best) tunes off the Baby Walrus CD (Mr. Senseney’s old band), with Chris singing the vocals in his trademark brassy bassy voice absconded from Tom Waits and Matt Ward.

You can have a taste by checking out the video for the single “White Hat,” below. Growly.

So what’s going on tonight?

I’ve been hearing about the Studio Gallery as a performance space for a few months now. I’ve been hearing that it’s located in the basement of the building at 4965 Dodge Street. Right? I’m not quite sure. Tonight might be the right night to find out, as Saudi Arabia (ex-Dinks, ex-Shanks) play there with Baby Tears and Street Eaters. $5, 9 p.m. Gnarly.

Or… find your cowboy hat and head down to O’Leaver’s tonight for Filter Kings with Four on the Floor and The Evening Rig. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Or… head over to The Barley Street Tavern for Landing on the Moon with Rock Paper Dynamite and Madison, Wisconsin band Daniel and the Lion. $5, 9 p.m.

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