Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Show Preview - Jesca Hoop - 4.16.12 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Jesca Hoop will be making an appearance at the Rex Theater next Monday, 4.16. She is touring behind her upcoming album, The House That Jack Built, which is being released in June of this year. She is often compared to Kate Bush and Bjork but has a strong influence from Tom Waits. JH was his nanny for over three years. He helped her get started by sending copies of her demo out, one which eventually landed in Nic Harcourts (KCRW) basket and eventually made it to the airwaves. She has worked with other musicians, most notably Elbow's Guy Garvey. It was GG who suggested the California native move to Manchester where she now resides.

From her press:

Last year she tantilised fans with the Snowglobe EP, a haunting collection of experimental bare-bones folk. City Bird (below), taken from the release, is a harrowing account of loneliness and desperation. Her inspiration comes from memories of time spent living in the underbelly of LA, on a skid row. She remembers “an elite hotel with a skirt of cardboard houses wrapped around its foot”, after a surge in homelessness during the ’80s. “The block I moved into was lined with these cardboard houses and people sleeping in doorways. What left the biggest impression on me was the look in their eyes. I witnessed many possessed,” she recalls.

Jesca will be opening for the Punch Brothers sponsored by WYEP. The show begins at 8p with tickets $20. More information can be found on JH at these sites:


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