Gary Clark Jr.
Mon · July 30, 2018
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmPines Theater at Look Park
$39.50 - $59.50
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It’s been a banner year for Grammy Award-winning, genre-spanning guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. He released his second critically-revered live album Live North America 2016, toured with Eric Clapton and My Morning Jacket, played festivals around the world, and once again was invited to participate in this year’s GRAMMY® Awards as both a presenter and performer. Clark also impacted radio with his first hit single, his updated version of The Beatles classic “Come Together” from Justice League Soundtrack. Most recently Clark has been busy writing and preparing new material for his next studio album. Clark’s incendiary performances showcase an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.https://www.dspshows.com/event/1673513/
“This music is a direct line to my heart; within these songs there is a longing to connect,” she reveals.
Fiona’s evocative artistry encompasses the doe-eyed playfulness of 1960s girl groups, and the haunting beauty of Lady Day-era jazz, along with strains of vintage soul, classic rock, and modern indie rock. It’s a romantic aesthetic of pour-your-heart-out proportions that also harnesses humor, irony, and an alluring naiveté.
Fiona has garnered acclaim from NPR’s All Things Considered, Rodney Bingenheimer (aka "The Mayor of Sunset Strip") on both Sirius XM & KROQ FM Radio, Forbes, Bust Magazine, Paste Magazine, Galore Magazine, Ladygunn Magazine, Magnet Magazine, Inked Magazine, Glamour, Black Book, Beautiful Savage Magazine, Quiet Lunch, Spindle, Pure Volume, Culture Collide, Examiner, and Curve Magazine, among others. With her pinup girl panache and seductive charm, she’s mesmerized audiences nationally. A cross section of live highlights include performances at Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Lemon Twigs, Mohawk Austin directly supporting Andrew W.K., KCRW's 'Desert Nights' at The Standard Hotel Hollywood, the rooftop of the iconic Georgia Theatre, as well as residencies at Rose Bar and Ace Hotel in New York. Fiona also has the added distinction of being endorsed by Telefunken Microphones, Reverend Guitars & Luna Guitars.
Little Thunder is a poetic and poignant collection of cinematic soul-pop and shakin’-from-the-hips garage rock. The seven-song’s lead single, “Take Me Down,” boasts echo-drenched guitars, an infectious Motown-vibing bassline, and Fiona’s stunning vocal phrasing. Here, she traverses weary lover coolness, hope, and heartbreak. Fiona’s seductive lost puppy innocence imbues “I’ll Follow You.” This track comes off like a golden ballad beamed into a cherry red 57 Chevy from a lost radio transmission. On the simmering “Keep it Fresh,” she lays out a treatise on self-empowerment over an undeniably funky beat. The album concludes with the chilling David Lynchian “Smoking Gun,” a masterful done-wrong revenge narrative that evokes Ennio Morricone and swampy goth-poets The Gun Club.
Fiona, who is a gifted big picture conceptualist, co-produced the album with Erin Tonkon, an on-the-rise producer who has worked with such artists as David Bowie and Esperanza Spalding. Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Emily Lazar, of David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Morrissey fame, put the final sonic touches on the album.
Since the release of Little Thunder, Fiona Silver has been touring the U.S., and in November 2017 she released a new track "Here Comes The Fall" ...a departure from her Rock 'N Roll routes into a haunting dream-like croon, accompanied by a surrealist music video which premiered on Paste Magazine, who said, "Fiona Silver is a noir movie queen in the body of a modern rock vixen—part Ava Gardner, part Joan Jett. On her debut album Little Thunder, she put fuzzy guitars and electronic trimmings on a vintage soul foundation, with her powderkeg vocals tying it all together. Her first post-Little Thunder single, “Here Comes the Fall” rides a seductive riff, swelling with strings as Silver vows, 'I love you when it gets cold.' "
Fiona Silver is now back in the studio, this time with Grammy Award-winning producer Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell who has worked with Bruno Mars, Al Green and Buddy Guy (to name a few) at the legendary soul-factory Royal Studios in Memphis, TN.
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