In House #1711: Langhorne Slim in Salt Lake City Tonight, Damien Jurado in Provo Tomorrow
A busy week of live action in the area begins today as we spotlight two shows happening along northern Utah's Wasatch Front. The first is tonight at Salt Lake City's Kilby Court as self-effacing Brooklyn singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim opens things up for Two Gallants. Langhorne appeared just last year with the solid if offbeat debut when the sun's gone down. Part sideshow man, part hay stomper, part blue-eyed soul stirrer, Slim has gained a reputation for his live shows, an odd mix of nervous banter and (generally) pedal-to-the-metal tunes about lost ladies and moonlight. He recently signed to V2 and has just released the Engine EP, a teaser of sorts for his upcoming 2007 full-length. While the new effort does not leave the manic performances completely behind (see "Honey Pie"), the other selections suggest a maturing as he pulls off introspection without irony on finger-picked tunes like "Restless."
Also today, music from Seattle-based singer-songwriter Damien Jurado, who plays Velour in Provo, UT tomorrow night. Jurado is just setting out on tour in support of his upcoming release, And Now That I Am In Your Shadow (out October 10th on Secretly Canadian). The stark new collection features help from Jenna Conrad and longtime Jurado collaborator Erik Fisher, and once again finds the genre-shifting musician back in noirish Americana territory following the comparatively more contemporary-sounding On My Way to Absence. The release marks the third for his current label and seventh overall.
In House #1711.
Focus: Langhorne Slim tonight in Salt Lake City, plus Damien Jurado tomorrow night in Provo, and new music from Eric Bachmann, Summer Hymns, Magnolia Electric Co., and more.
Langhorne Slim from the Engine EP: "Restless" (MP3)
Damien Jurado, from And Now That I'm In Your Shdaow:
"What Were the Chances" (MP3)
...and live In House, April 24, 2002: "Abilene (LIVE) (MP3)
Two Gallants, from what the toll tells: "Las Cruces Jail" (MP3)
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