plus The Greaves
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 8:30 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
American Aquarium works very hard to become the rock n’ roll myth they read about and listened to when they were very young. They’re not as young as they once were, but their years-long desire to partake in that myth has turned American Aquarium into a righteously good band. Furthermore, those long weeks and long miles have exposed them to the frail falsehoods of this rock n’ roll illusion: the addictions, the broken hearts, the dissolved families, the many lost causes. Their old friend Jason Isbell, formerly of the Drive-By Truckers, finds truth in AA’s words and music, hence his production credit on their latest album, Burn. Flicker.Die. ““Burn. Flicker. Die” is an analogy to neon–a staple of rural America–and how the life of those signs that set the ambiance for bar rooms in multitudes of forgotten locales mimic the life of a traveling band as they’re touching 30 and getting tired of the grind.” (SavingCountryMusic.com) Opening is a roots rock supergroup, The Greaves, featuring guitarist G.S. Harper, drummer Rich Ellis (Kneecappers, Calfornia Speedbag), bassist Brian McCafferty (Craic Brothers, Rainy Day Saints), and Jason Conrad Schafer (National Suicide Day, Lives of the Saints). From Cleveland!