with Søren Juul
Fri December 4th, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $40
Day of Show: $45
**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO The Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027**
Neko Case will perform songs spanning her entire career for one night only at The Apollo Theater! Anti Records and Neko are celebrating the 11/13/15 release of her 8 album vinyl box set, “Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule”.
This limited edition, 180 gram vinyl box set has sparked a handful of live performances as a quartet – harkening back to Neko’s roots and beginnings.
Not to be missed!
This is a general admission event at the Apollo Theater: 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
**NO TICKET TRANSFERS/NAME CHANGES WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS EVENT**
Neko Case @ The Apollo Theater
A letter from Neko:
Have you ever wanted to be in a band? It doesn’t end up looking like you think it will; it’s WAY more strange and interesting than you can imagine. If you are looking for glamour, however, you’ve come to the wrong job. Glamour is for dicks anyway.
As far back as I can remember I wanted to be an artist. I thought I would end up a painter; I even went to art school. I never did a single, solitary painting. I did a lot of printmaking, photography and played in bands. I had played drums in bands since I was 17, and I toured with bands on the road from the time I was 23. Strangely enough I had no idea that this was a “job.” Music was, and is, my obsession, but I guess I couldn’t see the forest through the trees. I also didn’t feel worthy of calling myself a “musician.” It was just too sacred.
Ten years later I had to quit both of my jobs in Chicago because I was always on the road. It finally dawned on me; maybe I WAS a musician? But where were the trappings of success? You know: money? Fringey scarves and car services? My own recording studio? Regular meals? Heat?
The “rewards” were not to come in any length of time I could speculate, or at all in some cases, but it didn’t matter, because I had the people I loved. People of all stripes who have contributed in invaluable ways over the years, with skills too numerous to mention here, for I fear it would fall short of the tribute they deserve. Luckily, I still have these good people and I am so very grateful they can still stand me. But most of all, I am grateful that they were willing to be a part.
Being in a band isn’t a race to an awards platform; it is a life, a great and complicated, messy, anxious, hilarious and home-made life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, ever. I gave up a lot of what makes people “normal”, but it was always my choice. That is a victory in itself. This is a LONG story, which I will continue later, but for now, here are some images and music to take in and wonder about. I made all this for you and me. Without you, however, the circuit does not complete. Thank you for being here with me and making music.
New years. 2015. From a crooked farmhouse on a snowy day
Neko Case official site
2013 was to prove pivotal for Søren Juul; a record deal with 4AD freshly signed, life soon sped up for him. His debut album (Somewhere Else released under the unassuming alias of Indians) and multiple tours of Europe and the States soon followed. He even temporarily relocated from Copenhagen for stints in both New York and Portland. Just when the album cycle was tailing off, he was invited to score a key scene in the hugely anticipated film adaptation of John Green’s cult novel, The Fault in Our Stars.
Now back home and with city life swapped for the calm of Svendborg (an ancient coastal town in Denmark’s South Eastern corner), Søren seems to have found the perfect balance. You can hear it too. With a better studio at his disposal and a band to now call upon, he’s making music that’s a clear stepup in both scope and ambition.
Today, Søren’s airing ‘Ambitions’, the first track to be heard from these sessions. Taken from a selftitled EP out this September, ‘Ambitions’ charts the hard yards that accompanied his travels and missing home, building a euphoric charm in a way only Scandinavian artists seem capable of. The new album is close to completion and will be released next year.
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