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TIGER ARMY MURDER BY DEATH Tim Barry

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

| $23

“I think at this point we’re sort of beyond genre,” says Nick 13 of his band Tiger Army and its new album V •••–.

It’s an accurate statement.

While the 13 tracks comprising V •••– touch on all the exciting hallmarks of great rock ‘n’ roll, there’s a substance and detail on display here that’s distinctly out of the ordinary. And considering Tiger Army’s track record as one of the most vibrant and inspired groups to emerge from the California punk scene, a career high like this is no small thing.

“It was very important on this record for me to try to do something new to top myself,” says Nick 13. “I think a lot of people become complacent after so many years of making music. And I guess that was one reason why I was away for a little while—because that’s what needed to happen to maintain that passion and, hopefully, freshness.”

The band’s first album since 2007’s Music From Regions Beyond, V •••– combines stellar production from Grammy winner Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) with impeccable playing via singer/guitarist Nick 13, bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Ray Lamontagne, Dan Auerbach) and drummer Mitch Marine (Dwight Yoakam).

Indiana’s Murder by Death (formerly known as Little Joe Gould) layers the vocal sounds of an old saloon with the haunting strings of a Hungarian folk dance and the hard driving rhythms of pure rock ‘n’ roll, producing what Stuff magazine has called “lush, orchestrated songs,” somehow simultaneously reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Radiohead. Added to that thick and intriguing sound are a series of dark and ironic lyrics, combining the mood and tone of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with the narrative force of The Decemberists or a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Adam Turla fills out these sometimes frightening, sometimes beautiful lyrics by conjuring up a cast of character voices, allowing the songs to speak with the force of the characters themselves, and providing the listener with a sense of ensemble unique in rock music.


Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost:
$23
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1448424

Venue

Rialto Theatre
318 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Phone:
740-1000

Organizer

Rialto Theatre
Phone:
740-1000
Website:
rialtotheatre.com