Marissa Nadler is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and fine artist based in Boston. Active since 2000, she has released six studio albums to worldwide critical and fan praise. Currently signed to Sacred Bones Records and Bella Union, her last album July was one of the best received albums of 2014 with NPR reporting that it's "dreamy, melancholy and utterly captivating." Pitchfork has described her work as, "songs that are as gorgeous as they are elliptical and intriguing." She has toured the world as a headliner, as well as with rock legends Swans.
DAMON & NAOMI
Damon & Naomi are an American dream pop/folk-rock duo formed in 1991 by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, formerly of Galaxie 500. Following the 1991 breakup of the seminal trio Galaxie 500, Krukowski and Yang planned to retire from music but were coaxed back into the studio by infamous producer Kramer, who earlier produced all three of the Galaxie 500 records. As Damon & Naomi, they issued the LP More Sad Hits in 1991; featuring Krukowski on vocals, guitar, and percussion and Yang on vocals and bass. The record continued the ghostly ambiance that defined the best work of their previous band while creating a more emotionally expansive backdrop. They have released records on SubPop, Shimmydisc, and on their own label 20/20/20. Rolling Stone has called their work "Beautifully expansive" while Pitchfork has reported it as "Unimpeachably beautiful."
Glenn Jones is a unique voice working in the decades-long tradition of American Primitivism. What sets him apart from the many devotees to this style is the combination of expressive playing and technical skill, most significantly his inventive use of alternate tunings and partial capos. As anyone knows who has seen him perform, Glenn is a remarkable storyteller, and his songs reflect that talent. The songs on Glenn's latest, My Garden State (out on Thrill Jockey records), are evocative and redolent, and serve as a testament to Glenn's talent for conveying a wide array of emotions, many times in one song, without saying a word. Pitchfork described his music as, "wistful and curious, offering instrumental explorations of a setting or situation with emotional realism" and he recently performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR.
"Bergen County Farewell"
- Location: Jackie Liebergott Black Box in Emerson/Paramount Center
- Featured Performances: Hallelujah The Hills, New Highway Hymnal, Marissa Nadler, Damon & Naomi and Glenn Jones
- Ticket Prices: $10 advance - $12 door
- Doors: Open at 9 PM