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Little Jack Melody & Shibboleth at The Regal Room
September 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The twin-bill you’ve been waiting for but didn’t really know you were waiting for it, but here it is right in front of you and suddenly you realize you were waiting for it all along but didn’t really know you were waitng for it until now.
8pm – Shibboleth
9pm – Little Jack Melody
LITTLE JACK MELODY
Little Jack Melody formed his band of Young Turks in Denton, Texas in 1990 to take his iconoclastic brand of neo-cabaret to the world. They’ve been described as “Kurt Weill for the Tarantino age” (New York Magazine), “utterly charming, neo-Weimar cabaret (Village Voice), and ”deeply weird, utterly fab” (Rolling Stone).
A “very-nearly acoustic little big band,” the Young Turks’ Luddite instrumentation of harmonium, tenor banjo, tuba, clarinet/saxes, drums and vocal makes for a stimulating listening experience. Grounded in traditions of protest and social commentary, Melody’s music and lyrics aim for the unfamiliar, the unexpected, the intimate, the universal, and the trenchant.
Instrumental rock that will pin you to your chair and re-style your hair.
“Shibboleth are smart, cosmopolitan and gloriously un-hip” – Spendidzine