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Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
Sound Series: The Uncluded, with special guest: Hamell On Trial (Show SOLD OUT!)
Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Warhol welcomes back Grammy winning singer-songwriter, Kimya Dawson, returning this time with critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz), as their new collaboration, The Uncluded. The duo is on tour supporting their debut album Hokey Fright on Rhymesayers, which features a guest appearance on one song by James McNew of Yo La Tengo. Ed Hamell a.k.a. Hamell On Trial, opens the show.
In 2007, while on tour supporting his album None Shall Pass, indie rapper/ producer Aesop Rock wrote a fan email to folk singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson. A few years later they reconnected during the creation of arts-and-oddities blog 900Bats, which in turn sparked the pair's collaborative musical efforts. After appearing on each other's respective recent solo records, Aesop Rock's Skelethon (Rhymesayers) and Kimya Dawson's Thunder Thighs (Great Crap Factory), both found more worth pursuing within the group dynamic, and The Uncluded were hatched.
The group name The Uncluded was chosen based on an excerpt from the book Imaginationally by artist/writer Michael Bernard Loggins. Imaginationally is an illustrated dictionary of words Loggins created to describe his daily experiences and thoughts.
The Uncluded's debut album Hokey Fright was recorded over the course of a year using a variety of locations and devices, from voice memo recorders to fleshed out studios. Aesop and Kimya wrote, performed, and recorded the whole album, with the exception of the drums on "Delicate Cycle", which were played by James McNew of Yo La Tengo.
Having both experienced some loss in recent years, conversations about mortality served as a starting point for what would eventually become an album as much about finding therapy through writing/sharing as it is about being ok with admitting fear in the face of adversity. There is a sense of self-exploration and discovery that happens during the songs, as if the two are doing the problem-solving in front of you. While much of the album maintains a serious tone,Dawsonand Rock's oddball humor plays an integral part in humanizing the obstacles that can initially seem too massive to process.
Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 7 solo albums, including a children's album "Alphabutt". Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play.
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Free Parking in the Warhol Lot catacorner to the museum on the corner of Sandusky and General Robinson