plus William Tyler
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 8:30 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
The oblique blues groping, the wary croak, and the shuffle what you can’t help but notice in Califone’s latest, er, single, “We Are A Payphone” is out of place. Indie rock and folk have met to create a party set in a playtime shantytown full of shouty earnestness. Califone, often underlooked in the 90s and Oughts, was nevertheless the product of an era where sly asides were made and obvious musical movements were pushed aside. Not so much now, right? But amidst all the contemporary hurly-burly comes Califone and their new album, Stitches. Califone -- essentially one man, Tim Rutili -- has been involved in several films, including the score for the 2012 documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing and the TV series Boss. Rutili also made a film of his own, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, which has been shown at Sundance. William Tyler is a composer and guitarist who has played with Lambchop and Bonnie Prince Billy; he’ll be playing some of the fingerpicked solo pieces he’s written for his latest album, Impossible Truth.