Damnably Presents: Shannon Wright, with special guests Lazarus Clamp+FU
Friday, March 23, 2012
22 Blenhein Gardens
London, UK SW2 5BZ
Damnably is very proud to announce an exclusive and rare UK solo performance (on Guitar and Piano) from Shannon Wright.
March 23rd 2012.
22 Blenheim Gardens,
London SW2 5BZ.
020 8671 0700.
£10 Adv, £12 on Door.
Over 18's only.
Shannon Wright's alt.country trio Crowsdell released two acclaimed LPs for Big Cat during the 1990s. They were recorded by Steve Malkmus and were regular John Peel favourites. When Crowsdell disbanded in 97', Shannon Wright thought about quitting music. After borrowing a 4 track machine, however, Wright taught herself to play drums, and a musical metamorphosis was set in motion. Her solo releases since have unleashed a visceral, abrasive, and raw form of post-punk expressionism. Wright's guitar-playing, and her approach to composition are simply unique.
Wright has recorded with Steve Albini and Yann Tierson, since signing to Touch and Go Records. She has made eight acclaimed albums (including FlightSafety, Maps of Tacit, Over The Sun, Let in the Light, and most recently, Secret Blood). In the live arena, she really shines; Shannon has been the touring partner of choice for Low, Sleater-Kinney, The Dirty Three, and Nick Cave, and was part of the ATP curated by Shellac and the Dirty Three. This is a rare opportunity to see a remarkable, intense, and groundbreaking performer in the U.K. Don't miss it.
My best mate Micky from Lazarus Clamp (math rock/post punk/alt country band I was in on bass from 99′-03′) is a smart guy – probably the academically highest qualified man in music today and on occasion he likes to write about music.
He’s recently written about 2 new releases from a certain Mr Bill Orcutt here at www.adequacy.net
Bill Orcutt was a guitarist in a band Miami based band called Harry Pussy in the early 90’s and they were one of my favourites back then. John Peel played their first 7′ and it sounded so crazed and different to me that I just had to buy it. The actual artwork was as mysterious as the music. It was a faded photocopy of nirvana and ‘don’t come back from the moon’ written next to it. The album that followed had an image of skinheads moshing and the title ‘In an Emergency You Can Shit on a Puerto Rican Whore’.
You couldn’t tell if the band was some sort of crazed right-wing hardcore band or an a semiotically playful art-rock act. Thankfully they were the later and even though not so many people noticed at the time or even now, they created music of exceptional beauty and took extreme noise/improv further than any subsequent band. They actually were the end of music and now looking back, one of the most important bands of the 90’s.
I’ve been playing tracks from this ace album ‘You’ll never play this town again‘ on my Podcast Radio show. It all still sounds amazing and unlike anyone else.
One of the old Lazarus Clamp albums I am on is posted here on bandcamp.
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