Lambchop will be performing next Saturday at the Club Cafe. The Kurt Wagner Ohio based band just released their new album, Mr. M, to much critical acclaim including Pitchfork's 'Best New Music' label. As on past Lambchop records, many of the songs on Mr. M are framed with lush strings and an undercurrent of distortion and dissonance. The heart of the music still remains the picking of Wagner’s guitar and his soft, restrained voice. Mr. M is dedicated to former artist and collaborator Vic Chesnutt who passed away in 2009. Formerly a 20 piece, the band is widdled down to a sextet while performing on the road. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the show. Just email us with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
From their bio:
It’s been nearly two decades since Lambchop released its first album, at the time pronouncing itself “Nashville’s most fucked-up country band.” Provocative it may have been, but the description made sense: at the heart of all that ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown. Since then, Lambchop has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner’s songs — and the band sounds as commanding as ever on its 11th album, Mr. M, a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence.
Even so, something of that playful boast from long ago remains at the heart of everything the group has done since then. Lambchop may not sound in any conventional way like a country band (even the steel guitar, once prominent, is long gone from the band’s lineup), and yet the essential spirit of country music — the sound of someone just trying to make sense of life’s little ups and downs — remains present in its music.
Show begins at 9p with doors at 8p. Tickets are $15 and can be found here. Find more information about the band at their site: