Rizzo/Key, Antietam (Record Release)

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Saki Records & Carrot Top Records present

Rizzo/Key

Antietam (Record Release)

The Horse's Ha

Sat, June 4, 2011

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Off Sale

Rizzo/Key
Rizzo/Key
Just ten years ago, Rick Rizzo and Tara Key put the finishing touches on their Thrill Jockey debut, Dark Edson Tiger, did a few live shows including All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands, and jubilantly declared the whole affair a rousing success, vowing to ride the tsunami swell of momentum into their next project.
And now, in a Van Winkle like-daze, they are back, a new batch of instrumental collaborations ready to test the brave new decade. It would be easy to say that they simply wanted to wait out the debacle of poor government and unmitigated corporate greed, but truth be told, the seeds for Double Star were sown in early live New York City sessions with bassist Tim Harris not long after the Dark Edson dust had settled. These let-the-tape-roll sessions produced some of the guitar psychedelia that long-time observers might have expected from these two
Antietam (Record Release)
Antietam (Record Release)
The Absolute Sound (March 2008): " ...The Louisville rock trio boasts a taut chemistry and ravishing rawnwss that confirm what a great band is supposed to sound like. Much of the threesome’s communicative vibe can be attributed to the husband-wife team of bassist Tim Harris and vocalist/guitarist Tara Key. But the interplay is also due to fluid songwriting and Key’s inimitable guitar skills.
The Horse's Ha
The Horse's Ha
Waterdrawn is only the second album from The Horse's Ha in 10 years. Why does it take them so long to make records? They're not inherently lazy people; Janet Bean has had a 25 year career of making records as half of alt-country originators Freakwater and as one third of Eleventh Dream Day, while James Elkington has spent the last few years as a guitarist in Jon Langford's Skull Orchard and drummer in Brokeback, the project of Doug McCombs (bassist of Tortoise), as well as releasing an album of finger-style guitar duets with Nathan Salsburg for Tompkins Square, and recording and touring with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. The Horse's Ha's first record, entitled Of The Cathmawr Yards (2009), was a blurring of English folk, jazz improvisation and haunting harmonies that featured Bean and Elkington's contrasting voices, the athletic rhythm section of Nick Macri and Charles Rumback on bass and drums, and the stellar-searching cello experiments of Fred Lonberg-Holm. However, for Waterdrawn, Bean and Elkington went back to their roots as an acoustic guitar and voice duo to make a stripped-down record that mirrors their “without a net” live performances. Drawing strength and influence from Shirley Collins' and Davy Graham's genre-defining album, New Routes, Folk Routes and Donovan's early endeavors, The Horse's Ha wrote a collection of songs that harkens back to the British folk boom without replicating it and points the group in a new direction.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com