Shelley Short is on deck for a quick national tour (dates in sidebar on right.). As a preview we have these nicely recorded performances from an appearance at Chicago’s Hideout just a couple months ago. Make sure to catch when she’s in your neck of the woods.
The latest ish of XLR8R is on the stands. This year the “Annual City Issue” picked little ol’ Portland, OR. for a focal point–a departure from the megalopolises of past (Berlin, New York, Paris). HUSH is pleased to have merited a spread with a loose family tree illustration (above) that really only scrapes the surface of the wild and crazy creative cross-polinization that happens here in Stumptown. So pick it up at your local fresh culture dealer or download a digital copy for free via the PDFcast.
Many know Peter Broderick as one leg of Horse Feathers. Many others have noticed him as a bright star in the Efterklang troupe. Still others know him as the young composer to watch, establishing himself with two instrumental releases on the respected Type label. Beyond that, he has cut his teeth touring and performing with Loch Lomond, Norfolk & Western Laura Gibson, and contributing to the recent She & Him record.
But today we hear Peter’s voice for the first time. Of all the instruments Peter has at his disposal for this recording he has picked only two: vocal and guitar. Amazingly, Peter has turned this most pedestrian arrangement into someting time-worn and beautiful. Words fail.
Home is an album that is designed to be heard front to back. This album sampler will give you an idea:
Nick Jaina and Co. have been on the road for over a week now. Luminous windows into his travels are posted via Local Cut as tour diary entries. To be sure, Jaina is the reigning Bard. Listen to this teaser from the forthcoming Narrow Way (Oct 14):