Sun November 19th, 2017
Baby's All Right
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:30PM
Show Time: 8:30PM
Event Ticket: $10
Day of Show: $12
This is a general admission event at Baby’s All Right 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Musician/actress Lola Kirke was born in London and grew up in New York City, but her beautifully plaintive songs, twanging guitar melodies, and smoky vocals will make you think she’s the time-traveling true brains behind Cosmic American Music, Outlaw country, and the ’60s Upstate New York scene. She released her debut EP last fall and is set to release her first full length early next year.
Avi Buffalo is a musician originally from the southernmost city of Los Angeles County, Long Beach, California. He started writing and recording songs with a Logitech USB computer microphone into the Audacity program at the age of 15 and playing with an ensemble of friends, which eventually spun itself into a collaboration between him and renowned pianist Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Blade, Daniel Lanois, etc.) and an album released in 2010 on Sub Pop Records to critical acclaim. A beautiful follow up record was released in 2014 on Sub Pop, followed by touring and then a deep hermit phase before new songs and live performance began to emerge.
New York City based Cassandra Jenkins, a songwriter who “knows how to leave an impression” with “elegantly celestial climaxes, emerald green-glowing guitar work”(P4k), has just released her much anticipated first full-length album, Play Till You Win.
The cosmos in Cassandra’s self proclaimed “Cosmic American” songs are both macro and micro, within and without you, as a certain Beatle would say. Ghosts of All Things Must Pass haunt the record’s melodies as a constant stylistic lodestar, with nods woven throughout to Lee Hazelwood’s Hollywood-and-Vine country surrealism or Angeles Badalamenti and David Lynch’s work for Julie Cruise, resulting in a tapestry that is “tender and trance like” (Interview Magazine).
What makes her new collection of songs stand out from fellow acolytes of psychedelic burritos and dusty journeys through gilded palaces of sin, is that her vision and scope of influences are broad, idio-syncratic and ever-changing. Much like Gram Parsons, one of several patron saints lovingly looking over and bestowing their grace over Play Till You Win, Cassandra uses the clarity and smoldering sense of longing conveyed by her “smokey vocals”(NPR) to transcend her urban surroundings in order to connect to a deeper, quintessentially American vein of expression that showcases a sophisticated art heart and a mature point of view about the masks and complications of desire.