Izaak Opatz

Thu Aug 4 2022

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63118

$12.00

All Ages

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Izaak Opatz
August 4, 2022
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
$12 ADV | $15 DOS

Izaak Opatz

  • Izaak Opatz

    Izaak Opatz

    Alternative Country

    Like many of his favorite songwriters (John Hartford, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy),

    Izaak Opatz is an ungulate in life’s winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing

    disappointment, heartbreak, and the other tough stuff into enjoyable musical

    carbohydrates. A compulsive metaphorager (and inveterate wordplayboy), Opatz

    breaks it all down with enzymes of wry humor, thoughtful simile and close observation - a therapeutic process of narrativizing his own life that, almost as a byproduct, turns out savory nuggets of literate, confessional pop.

    Where 2018’s Mariachi Static drew from Opatz’s fragmented love life as a seasonal

    Park Service employee and resonated especially with the sensitive dirtbag set, Extra

    Medium, his latest release, splits time between romantic Hindenburgs across his native Montana, up the East Coast, and in faraway Los Angeles. Montana and LA especially decorate the album, supplying wells of metaphor and scene-making, and as characters in their own right - LA’s alternately charming (“In the Light of a Love Affair”) and discomfiting (“East of Barstow”), and, in “Big Sandy”, Montana evolves from setting to subject as the girl’s feelings he traverses it to see prove less than his own feelings for the state.

     

    In LA, Opatz learned from and worked alongside Jonny Fritz at Dad Country Leather,

    and met bandmates and Extra Medium collaborators Malachi DeLorenzo (drums,

    producer, engineer) and Dylan Rodrigue (multi-instrumentalist, producer). He now lives in Missoula, Montana, where he runs his own custom leather shop, is writing the next album, and pursuing a master's degree in journalism at the U of M.

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Izaak Opatz

Thu Aug 4 2022 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Off Broadway Saint Louis MO
Izaak Opatz

$12.00 All Ages

Izaak Opatz
August 4, 2022
Doors at 7 | Show at 8
$12 ADV | $15 DOS
Izaak Opatz

Izaak Opatz

Alternative Country

Like many of his favorite songwriters (John Hartford, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy),

Izaak Opatz is an ungulate in life’s winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing

disappointment, heartbreak, and the other tough stuff into enjoyable musical

carbohydrates. A compulsive metaphorager (and inveterate wordplayboy), Opatz

breaks it all down with enzymes of wry humor, thoughtful simile and close observation - a therapeutic process of narrativizing his own life that, almost as a byproduct, turns out savory nuggets of literate, confessional pop.

Where 2018’s Mariachi Static drew from Opatz’s fragmented love life as a seasonal

Park Service employee and resonated especially with the sensitive dirtbag set, Extra

Medium, his latest release, splits time between romantic Hindenburgs across his native Montana, up the East Coast, and in faraway Los Angeles. Montana and LA especially decorate the album, supplying wells of metaphor and scene-making, and as characters in their own right - LA’s alternately charming (“In the Light of a Love Affair”) and discomfiting (“East of Barstow”), and, in “Big Sandy”, Montana evolves from setting to subject as the girl’s feelings he traverses it to see prove less than his own feelings for the state.

 

In LA, Opatz learned from and worked alongside Jonny Fritz at Dad Country Leather,

and met bandmates and Extra Medium collaborators Malachi DeLorenzo (drums,

producer, engineer) and Dylan Rodrigue (multi-instrumentalist, producer). He now lives in Missoula, Montana, where he runs his own custom leather shop, is writing the next album, and pursuing a master's degree in journalism at the U of M.

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