Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out country, folk, blues, and Brill Building classicism. THE LAND THAT TIME FORGET is something different, a weather vane picking up signals from outer space – or maybe it's the Heartland.
Priced out of his beloved hometown, San Francisco, Prophet found himself re-energized in Upstate NY just a few miles from the Vermont border – and made a record that is much a 21st century exorcism as it is America.
The songs inhabit a world where a Fast Kid might be on the run from the truant officer or a handsy boss...or the Immigration Service. These are love songs that turn political on a dime (Love Doesn't Come from the Barrel of a Gun), and melodic hallucinations about kicking back in the Oval Office after hours "talking to my baby, saying baby, let's not fight."
Where else besides a Chuck Prophet LP are songs going to come at you from both the Tenderloin and an English roundabout, with stopovers in Nixonland and a love-struck mirror on a Saturday night while a workingman tries his Best Shirt On? With special appearances by the ghost of Johnny Thunders and Willie Wonka and John the Baptist and the train that brought Abraham Lincoln home one last time. ...read more http://www.chuckprophet.com/bio
Special guest opener: Mike Benign Compulsion
Melodic, well-crafted, driving, alt guitar pop that rocks.
Band members Mike Benign, Joe Vent, Paul Biemann and Michael Koch are veterans of acclaimed Milwaukee-based acts like Blue in The Face, The Yell Leaders, Arms & Legs & Feet and The Joker’s Henchmen. Live shows include opener slots for Squeeze, Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz), The Alarm, The Fixx, The Lemonheads, Bob Mould, Black Francis, Rhett Miller and Marshall Crenshaw.
The band’s fifth album, Bygones, was released in 2019. Absolute PowerPop called Bygones “another quality collection of thinking man's power pop.” Power Popaholic said Bygones is “solidly melodic and worth many repeats in your player.”