The Great Peacock Record Release w/Whitehorse & Derek HokePop/Rock
Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd introduce Great Peacock as a product of the fire burning out under their previous band. Shotgun Lover had piss and vinegar to spare, but their output revealed little of the players’ personality beyond an ill-fated determination to pick up where Uncle Tupelo left off. “Take Me to the Mountain,” the single they’ve leaked from GP’s forthcoming EP, grows slowly from meditative hymn to chanted anthem, owing as much to Ben E. King as mountain music. Considering the success of artists with a similar profile like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers, it’ll be worth catching Great Peacock in such an intimate setting, and with such good company. Though the title of Whitehorse’s sophomore album, The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss, suggests flair for the dramatic, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland wear it well, applying dark and imaginative twists to rootsy tunes like a Canadian version of Dead Can Dance. Derek Hoke takes a trip over the river to round out the bill with a set of future standards from his quality-crafted “quietbilly” songbook.
Show: 9:00 PM
21 and over