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Kevin Morby
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM 191 Toole
Date: April 10, 2018 to April 10, 2018
Where: 191 Toole, 191 East Toole Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85701
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t me, blank and timeless. They live here, in thisleft side of my brain, smoking cigarettes and playing acoustic guitars while lying on an unmade bed.And now follows City Music, the yang to its yin, the heads to its tails. It is an collection crafted using theother side of its creators brain, the jumping off point perhaps best once again encapsulated by an image.Here, Lou Reed and Patti Smith stare out at the listener, explains Morby. Stretched out on a living roomfloor they are somewhere in mid-70s Manhattan, also smoking cigarettes. It finds Morby exploring similarthemes of solitude, but this time framed by a window of an uptown apartment that looks down upon aninternational urban landscape exposed like a giant bleeding wound.Morby rose to prominence as bassist in Woods, with who he recorded seven albums on Woodsist Records(Kurt Vile, The Oh Sees, Real Estate) while also forming The Babies with Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls. Twoalbums and a clutch of classic singles with the latter followed. Morbys 2013 debut solo work Harlem Riverwas a homage to New York and featured contributions from artists including Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley(of White Fence), while 2014s Still Life garnered universal critical praise. Its easy to picture Morby with awineskin under his arm, noted a Pitchfork review. His every worldly possession hitched to his back, aneye constantly fixed on some faraway point on the horizon.Recording at Panoramic Studios, a central Californian home-turned-recording studio, City Music sawMorby joined once again by former The Babies cohorts Megan Duffy (guitar) and Justin Sullivan (drums).Here the vocals were at recorded night, in darkness, overlooking a Pacific Ocean illuminated only by thestars, the wash and whisper of the ebbing tidal a distant soundtrack. Six weeks of European touring had leftthe trio speaking a secret language that only a band can speak. The language of a musical family, explainsMorby. There was an outdoor shower with no curtain and deer ran
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