The Weather Station

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The Weather Station

James Elkington, Liza Day

Sat · November 4, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

The Weather Station
The Weather Station
The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully realized statement to date, it is a work of profound urgency, artistic generosity, and joy. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman’s acclaimed songwriting practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence.

“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. On past records, Lindeman has been a master of economy. Here her precisely detailed prose-poem narratives remain as exquisitely wrought as ever, but they inhabit an idiosyncratic, sometimes disorderly, and often daring album that feels, and reads, like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.

Her previous album Loyalty was recorded at La Frette Studios in France in the winter of 2014 with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist). Nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, it earned praise from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Uncut, and MOJO, among many others, who celebrated its delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, ambiguities, complex metaphors, and rich details of the everyday.

Lindeman and her band have toured extensively in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a headliner and as support for artists such as The War on Drugs, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, Bahamas, and Basia Bulat.

“Timeless... Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork

“She writes literate songs with unusual precision & sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation.” – Uncut

“Bob Dylan aside, the singer-songwriter I’ve listened to most over the past year, & to whom I expect to be paying attention for many more to come, is Tamara Lindeman, who, under the name the Weather Station, performs songs notable for a conversational fluency, a diarist’s powers of observation, & a quiet refusal of emotional simplicities.” – Richard Williams, The Guardian
James Elkington
James Elkington
Liza Day
Liza Day
Founded in 2008 by singer/song-writer and Wisconsin native Liza Day, this 5-piece from Chicago is rooted in the alternative-country tradition. Liza herself is a graduate and former artist in residence of The Contemporary Music Center in Martha's Vineyard. She leads the band with an unforgettably warm and pure voice skillfully combined with performances as vulnerable and sincere as the songs she's written. Musically the band's style can be described as classic country layered with a raw, untidy, rockabilly vibe.

August of 2009 saw the release of the debut album entitled, "Liza Day and the Northbound Trestle Singers," which was recorded and produced in Chicago. Since the debut's release Liza Day has completed several tours on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Back home in Chicago they continue to play many well known local venues including; Schuba's Fitzgerald's, Bottom Lounge, and many others. The band recently opened for Sahara Smith during her national tour. Their song "Before All Turns Grey," was featured in the 2011 documentary "Out of Respect: A Story of Five," directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Tess Gallun.

During the summer of 2011 the band toured the Midwest while preparing for their highly anticipated EP. Following their Midwest shows half of the band (Liza Day & Adam Wisz) headed overseas for their first UK tour. Their music was well received in Glasglow and in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival. Liza Day made their way into the semifinals of the festival's popular Lach's Antihoot, a show that later earned a 5-star rating from The Herald Scotland.

Upon returning from the UK in fantastic spirits, Liza Day headed into the studio in September to record their 6 song EP titled, "One for Courage." Recording was done in Nashville at Grammy nominated producer Paul Moak's studio, The Smoakstack. After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign "One For Courage" was released in October of 2012.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/