We are pleased to welcome back past RFF performers and Arts & Crafts label mates Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Hayden March 7th! Astral Swans will open the show. Club Meds is the fourth LP offering from Dan Mangan, and the first under the moniker "Dan Mangan + Blacksmith." The new namesake is timely, as this album is indicative of a new beginning. “Blacksmith" is Kenton Loewen, Gordon Grdina, John Walsh (and often Jesse Zubot, JP Carter and Tyson Naylor). Many of these musicians have played with Mangan for years, but there’s a reaffirmed cohesiveness that merits the marquee amendment. At times, Club Meds evokes images of subtler American-underground innovators like Blonde Redhead or Steve Reich. At other moments, it hits emotional pay-dirt reminiscent of British scene-survivors like Peter Gabriel or Radiohead. Blacksmith brings an unmistakable character to Club Meds; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a fog of analog feedback loops and synths, the band's performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.
This venue has theatre-style seating.Location: Darke HallDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:30 PMAdvance tickets - $35.00Tickets at the door - $42.00