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James McCartney w/ The Cut Losses and Anna Rose at The Wise Hall
May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Rickshaw Theatre presents
The Rickshaw Theatre is very excited to present James McCartney at The Wise Hall. Following the release of his second album The Blackberry Train in 2016, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter James McCartney is set to tour the US and Canada in 2017.
The Blackberry Train, engineered by Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies and PJ Harvey), is both a diverse and cohesive album with an eclectic mix of delicately crafted songs. It opens with the jangling rocker, ‘Too Hard’ which features Dhani Harrison on guitar and vocals and closes with the aptly named folk song ‘Peace and Stillness’. The album blends indie-rock, alt-rock, feel-good music, great melodies and catchy hooks. Highlights include the rough-edged and urgently melodic ‘Unicorn’, the anthemic ‘Peyote Coyote’, and the soulful ballad ‘Prayer’. One very personal song is the winsome and reflective ‘Waterfall’ which was inspired by memories of his mother.
“I like the music to have elements of the avant-garde, psychedelic, and be just a little against the grain,” James reveals. “But in the end, it’s about having as much emotion as possible for me, musically and lyrically. It’s all about the music being cathartic, heartfelt and true.”
THE CUT LOSSES
The Cut Losses started in 2013 as the solo recording project of Patrick McWilliams in Vancouver, Canada. They released several demos through-out 2015, gaining attention from blogs, Ride the Tempo, 99.3 the Fox, Y57 Media, Emerging Indie Bands and landing them an opening spot for LA surf-punks Together PANGEA in both 2014 and 2015.
Anna Rose is rock n’ roll. Raw and unfiltered only begins to describe the petite-blonde’s persona; so don’t let her looks fool you. Her upcoming release, Strays In The Cut, is a defiant revolution that pushes both personal and musical boundaries for Anna Rose. Sentiment and conviction fountain from Strays In The Cut while embracing electronic elements like omnichord, edgy guitar and Rose’s powerhouse vocals.
Tickets $15 + s/c available now at http://www.ticketfly.com/