Matt Schultz w/Skipping Girl Vinegar
There’s no place quite like The Basement, where lead singers of bands who usually headline festivals decide to slum it alone for a fraction of the audience and a couple Yazoos. Not that we’re complaining. Take Matt Shultz of Kentucky trad-rockers Cage the Elephant, who’s taking a break from recording the follow-up to Cage’s second album, Thank You, Happy Birthday, to play a rare solo gig at our favorite subterranean haunt. Shultz is no stranger to the venue — his band performed a private show there in 2011, where he continued his tradition of Mick-Jagger-on-speed epileptic stage antics, though the usual crowd-surfing was replaced with floor-diving (a necessary adjustment when the stage is the same level as the floor). Shultz has said small gigs like this one remind him of the old days, when Cage the Elephant first frequented tiny, clammy clubs. No clue yet what he has planned for this solo appearance, but it’s safe to expect some new songs and sweaty nostalgia.
Show: 8:00 PM
cover charge TBA
21 and over