Angela James

Angela James

Thomas Comerford, Matt Clark

Thu, February 7, 2013

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

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Angela James
Angela James
Angela James’ music brings to mind the rich, deep voices of artists like Patsy Cline and Rosanne Cash with the narrative sensibility of more modern female troubadours like Neko Case and Gillian Welch. Her work speaks to new horizons in progressive Americana in a way that feels both indebted and freed from the strictures of time and has been called “smoldering and gorgeous” by the Chicago Reader. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, WBEZ, and Tiny Mix Tapes, among many others. Born and raised in TN, with sojourns in Mississippi and Brazil, Angela lives in Chicago with her partner, visual artist, musician and curator Jordan Martins, and daughter Hattie.
With her first full length record, Way Down Deep (2014), James took her nascent career to the next level of craftsmanship by employing some of Chicago’s finest jazz improv players and incorporating them into a bold sonic tapestry. On her second full length, Time Will Tell (2016), she explores similar themes of love and loss but with more darkness, confidence and curiosity. Her third record, Quiet Night: A Collection of Lullabies, out on April 12, 2019, is inspired by many sleepless nights as a new mother and her struggles with postpartum depression. She invited other parents of young children to collaborate on the record resulting a beautifully crafted and conceived collection of songs created by weary people for weary people.
Thomas Comerford
After moving to Chicago with a bunch of songs and 4-track recordings in 1999, Thomas Comerford founded and led the indie rock outfit Kaspar Hauser over a series of lineups and LP releases in the 2000s. By 2010, he was also playing “solo” shows with a number of backing musicians and releasing his own LPs, including Archive + Spiral in 2011 and II in 2014. The music, songs and singing on these LPs have been compared to the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Tom Waits (USA Today). Recently, he released his third solo LP, Blood Moon. Featuring Comerford’s baritone—and occasional falsetto—in the midst of largely acoustic or gently electric arrangements, 3-part backing vocals and duets, the music on Blood Moon recalls singing songwriters like Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson and Leonard Cohen. On his June 2019 tour, Comerford will sing and play acoustic guitar, accompanied by Crystal Hartford (Hartford-Focht) on voice; Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band) on electric guitar, bass guitar; and Erik Sowa on drum kit and percussion.
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
Matt Clark (American, b. 1775) is a Chicago-based guitar player and artist, unknown for his work as 1/2 of the psychedelic drone duo White/Light (on Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records). Clark has performed on Oprah, in Le Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, and behind the Big Horse Taqueria (R.I.P.), while under contract to Capitol Records and Astralwerks Records and/or under handshake to Honk If You're A Moose Records (R.I.P.). Clark's recent music activities include a month-long sound installation and performance residency at the Museum of “Contemporary” Art Chicago, an afternoon-long performance residency playing Rolling Stones (R.I.P.) songs solo for a conference room full of tax lawyers, and a wayfaring appearance on lap steel guitar with space punks Disappears at Lollapalooza.

Clark’s music is at the forefront, and in the background, of the one-man “Cosmic American Primitive” movement. He is the youngest son of influential rust belt folk-blues ukulelist Weezy Newhard Clark and a brother to all.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com