Sun Nov 11 2018

7:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

$15.00

All Ages

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11/11/18 U: Darwin Deez, Joy Again - All Ages, $15 advance / $18 day of show, 7:00 pm doors

Darwin Deez, Joy Again

  • Darwin Deez

    Darwin Deez

    Indie Rock

    Darwin Deez is a New Yorker originally from North Carolina. After the success and critical acclaim of the hit single “Radar Detector” and his self-titled debut album, in 2010, he toured extensively in support of second and third records Songs For Imaginative People (2013) and Double Down (2015).

    The crux of his fourth album, 10 Songs That Happened When You Left Me With My Stupid Heart, is Darwin’s singular songwriting. Darwin, the autodidact, is fiercely original as an artist, and enormously catchy and accessible. In the contemporary musical landscape, overfull as it is with redolent reverbs and saccharine synthesizers—a style of music he jokingly calls “Spotify-wave”—Darwin still makes sparse guitar songs. But not the kind of mellow, “psychedelic” 70’s-inspired stuff typical of most guitar-based indie groups nowadays. Songs with energy (“why should EDM have the monopoly on danceability?”). Songs with vulnerability. Songs with relatable, audible, intelligible lyrics. “Ever since I bought my first CD—Last Splash by the Breeders—I’ve been internally railing against the kind of vague nonsensical stuff that passed for lyrics in the 90’s. It’s not that it was objectively bad, but it was so cryptic and over my 13 year old head that it infuriated me.

    Darwin Deez is one of the few indie musicians who truly ought to be much more famous than he is. Someone with the refreshing ability to be both goofy and grim. Someone with the songwriting chops to express the human condition artfully, in a way that cuts through thick clouds of cultural static. Someone with his own sound and his own style. “I’m mixed; my dad is half black and my mom is white. Maybe that’s why I make the kind of music I make. It’s definitely why my hair was like that. That hairstyle was the only way I could figure out to wear it that looked good to me. Mixed race hair is definitely a thing. My dad is always talking about the mixed race experience.

    The origin of his originality is beside the point. It’s here. It’s been here. And on this record, there is a wider-than-ever range of its expression both instrumentally and vocally. And Darwin always delivers the most unique sing-a-longs, heartbreak or no.

  • Joy Again

    Joy Again

    Music

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Darwin Deez, Joy Again

Sun Nov 11 2018 7:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs Cambridge MA
Darwin Deez, Joy Again

$15.00 All Ages

11/11/18 U: Darwin Deez, Joy Again - All Ages, $15 advance / $18 day of show, 7:00 pm doors

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I understand that for All Ages events VALID I.D. is only required by anyone over 21 who wishes to purchase or consume alcohol, regardless of apparent age - NO EXCEPTIONS.

I understand that if I am over 21 and do not provide valid I.D., I will not be served alcohol.

I understand that anyone who consumes alcohol without having provided proper I.D. or is under 21 will be ejected from the venue without refund.

I understand that, per order of the City of Cambridge, only the following forms of I.D. are considered valid:
* a current US- or Canada-issued driver's license,
* a current Massachusetts liquor I.D.,
* a current US Military I.D., or
* a current Passport.

I understand that student I.D.'s and foreign driver's licenses are NOT considered valid. I understand that if I try to use a student I.D. or foreign driver's license, I will be denied admission.

I realize that this I.D. policy is required by law and not subject to staff discretion.