Thu Mar 31 2011

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Cannery Ballroom

1 Cannery Row Nashville, TN 37203

Ages 18+

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A room full of music and people isn't so strange. The trick is filling the spaces in between. When truth finds a melody, strangers disappear, and suddenly everyone belongs. And Chris Carrabba knows how to fill a room better than anyone.

"There's this magical thing when you find that people are connected through your songs," he says. "It's a stroke of luck, really. And I feel lucky that it happens with our music."

He can call it luck, but for close to a decade now, Dashboard Confessional has cultivated the kind of connection with fans that most songwriters spend a lifetime pursuing. Since the release of Swiss Army Romance in 2000, Carrabba's fearless honesty has inspired fierce loyalty from anyone seeking truth in music. You cannot fake the truth. You can't even hide from it. So the best songwriters dive deeply into it, coming out the other side armed with sing-a-long anthems.

"Music is all things to me," Carrabba says. "It's a respite from real life, but it's also a place contemplate and begin to understand what you're going through. Music can clarify how things are affecting you."

Carrabba's sixth full-length album as the mind behind Dashboard Confessional, Alter the Ending is a collection of songs that speak to the desire in all of us to bend the shape of our lives, to twist fate, to change the end before we arrive at it. For Carrabba, this new album is the hard-won remedy for the rough spells that can plague any life, his being no exception.

"In the course of making this record, things kind of fell apart," he says. "My sister was in a terrible accident and was in a coma, one of my relatives had a heart attack, and another was in sudden need of a liver transplant. I spent quite a number of hours away from the studio at various hospitals. There was a lot of disarray going on. My whole life was on fire as I made this record. Life felt like it was burning through me."

AEG Live / The Messina Group
Dashboard Confessional : Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniv Tour with Cory Branan & John Lefler

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    Dashboard Confessional have announced they will be returning to the UK for a full UK tour this November. Starting in Dublin on November 7th, the band will play 11 dates all over the country, before concluding the tour with a special show at London’s legendary Koko on November 19th.

    The band released their new album, Crooked Shadows, in February and this tour marks the first time fans in the UK will get the chance to hear the new tracks live. Highlighted by tracks like ‘We Fight’ and ‘Heart Beat Here’, the album was the band’s first full length offering in over eight years. Rock Sound said this of the album, “Chris Carrabba has stood strong and remained effortlessly relevant through his illustrious, jam-packed career...something to be met with unbridled joy”.

    Produced by Chris Carrabba with co-producer Colin Brittain, Crooked Shadows was the result of a near decade-long period of immense self-examination for Carrabba.  The album explored Carraba’s reclamation of the simple yet extraordinary moments in life that long stood as the unsung heroes of his songwriting, as he reflects on experiences of his own and those closest to him. The result is a deeply cathartic body of work that traverses the complications and vulnerabilities of relationships while scrutinizing the possibility of self-improvement.

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  • Cory Branan

    Cory Branan

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    Throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him “the greatest songwriter of our generation”), fierce lyricist (in Lucero’s “Tears Don’t Matter Much” they sing that Cory has, “a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees”), and a hyperdynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder. Across three albums, he’s made collective struggles poetic and breakthroughs into sympathetic acts of populist heroism.

    Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefitting from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed life experiences. Not unlike his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cory's gift for detail and phrase-turning is a thing of wonder.

    Cory has a well-documented history with groups like former label mates Lucero, musicians of his ilk who trend toward the rawer end of roots music (The Loved Ones' Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Cow Garage, Drag the River's Jon Snodgrass), and rock stars like Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), who has covered Cory's gorgeous "Tall Green Grass" and been a reoccurring tour mate.

    Never one to shy away from an itinerary of non-stop cross-country shows, Cory possesses a unique performance style that enables him to gravelly sing a coy double entendre in one ear of the audience, while yelling the most beautiful love song into the other.

  • John Lefler

    John Lefler

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    I am a musician/songwriter from Sugar Land, TX.  The genre of music I play is generally referred to as, "rock and roll," albeit a lighter, somewhat 30-something version of it.  I generally play acoustic guitar and piano when I perform.  This is less a preference than a financial necessity.  I have a variety of talented folks that I play with, largely in the Dallas and Houston area.  They are also my friends. Most shows outside of the Texas/Louisiana area, I play solo. This may change with time, though. 

    Currently, I am promoting my EP, "Shout Fire," which was released in April.  It is the follow up to my 2009 album, "Better By Design."  I recorded it in Los Angeles, with my older brother, Bill, at Death Star Studios.  My goal at this point is for everyone, who has not heard my EP, to hear it.  Please do.  I don't care how.  The money way works best for me, as I am qualified for little else, other than being a musician.  You can check my blog for details. 

    Since 2002, I have been the guitarist for a band called, Dashboard Confessional.  We play less frequently now than we did in say, 2003.  But, perhaps that, too, will change with time. 

    Thanks for stopping by.  Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions, sound your opinion, or whatever else you need to do in my direction.  Facebook is generally the best way to contact me, or to show me pictures of what you are about to eat. 

    Thanks,

    John L.

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Dashboard Confessional : Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniv Tour with Cory Branan & John Lefler

Thu Mar 31 2011 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Cannery Ballroom Nashville TN
Dashboard Confessional, Swiss Army Romance 10th Anniv Tour, Cory Branan, John Lefler
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Ages 18+

A room full of music and people isn't so strange. The trick is filling the spaces in between. When truth finds a melody, strangers disappear, and suddenly everyone belongs. And Chris Carrabba knows how to fill a room better than anyone.

"There's this magical thing when you find that people are connected through your songs," he says. "It's a stroke of luck, really. And I feel lucky that it happens with our music."

He can call it luck, but for close to a decade now, Dashboard Confessional has cultivated the kind of connection with fans that most songwriters spend a lifetime pursuing. Since the release of Swiss Army Romance in 2000, Carrabba's fearless honesty has inspired fierce loyalty from anyone seeking truth in music. You cannot fake the truth. You can't even hide from it. So the best songwriters dive deeply into it, coming out the other side armed with sing-a-long anthems.

"Music is all things to me," Carrabba says. "It's a respite from real life, but it's also a place contemplate and begin to understand what you're going through. Music can clarify how things are affecting you."

Carrabba's sixth full-length album as the mind behind Dashboard Confessional, Alter the Ending is a collection of songs that speak to the desire in all of us to bend the shape of our lives, to twist fate, to change the end before we arrive at it. For Carrabba, this new album is the hard-won remedy for the rough spells that can plague any life, his being no exception.

"In the course of making this record, things kind of fell apart," he says. "My sister was in a terrible accident and was in a coma, one of my relatives had a heart attack, and another was in sudden need of a liver transplant. I spent quite a number of hours away from the studio at various hospitals. There was a lot of disarray going on. My whole life was on fire as I made this record. Life felt like it was burning through me."