Monday, February 11, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Bad Books - 2.17.12 - Mr Smalls - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Bad Books will be making a stop this Sunday, 2.17 at Mr Smalls Theater in Millvale. Bad Books is a collaboration between singer/songwriter Kevin Divine and Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull. The duo is touring behind their new sophomore album entitled II. The two songwriters received support by other members of Manchester Orchestra in creating the new album, with Robert McDowell producing the record and Chris Freeman creating the artwork. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us your name at pghmusicreport@gmail.com to enter.



From their press:

The fast friendship between the Brooklyn-based Devine and Atlanta’s own Manchester Orchestra began in 2007 and has since included multiple tours and a 2010 split EP in which each covered one of the other’s songs. The more collaborative Bad Books followed later that year, featuring individually penned songs from Hull and Devine, backed by Hull’s fellow Orchestra members (including the crack rhythm section of bassist Jonathan Corley and drummer Ben Homola). A number of well-received live dates followed, mostly acoustic, as well as further joint tours in other assorted permutations.



In January 2012, Devine hit the Manchesters’ Favorite Gentlemen Studios in Atlanta for another go-around. Having made the first Bad Books album in just under a week, the musicians decided to stick with the system and work as rapidly and instinctively as possible. They knocked out tracks at a brisk pace, recording most songs in under a day. As inspired, expressive, and fully realized as anything in either artist’s outstanding back catalogues, Bad Books II reverberates with boundless excitement and artistic fervor. While all involved intend to continue their day jobs, Bad Books is now very much a going concern, “a second color that we paint in,” according to Devine.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $15 and can be found here

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