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Tuesday
08
MAY

Pokey LaFarge

19:00
The Yost Theater
Event organized by The Yost Theater

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$ 28.00 / Age All Ages

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"Pokey LaFarge's music evokes the old-timey spirit of a thousand crackling 78 RPM records . . and even when you encounter him face to face, he seems to gaze at you out of a dusty archival photo . . Maybe the effect wouldn't be so jarring if LaFarge's music felt inauthentic in some unsettling way . . But his albums never feel like cheap exercises in nostalgia, in part because LaFarge directs his old-fashioned sensibilities in the service of sharp, infectious new material. It feels strange to listen to his work on a CD . . but his songs aren't stiffly posed wax-museum sculptures . . Their energy makes them feel new and alive - Stephen Thompson of NPROpening for Pokey is the Al Scorch Trio, an acoustic outfit from Chicago:Balanced on wedges of punk, old-time string band, American and European folk, and soulful balladry, Al is an entertainer, road warrior, storyteller, and one helluva musician. His second album and Bloodshot debut Circle Round the Signs is built on a sonic framework sharing an intersection with the Bad Livers lawless next-gen take on traditional country & bluegrass, and Black Flags burn-it-all-down revolt and breakneck tempos.From the train-hopping tale of Pennsylvania Turnpike updating steel rails to concrete ribbons to the shout-along, late-night lament of Insomnia (I toss and I turn in my bed every night/ Im sober but my minds as high as a kite), the aural dexterity is thrilling.For more information about this event:http://bit.ly/POKEY-at-the-YOST
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