8pm to 10:30pm
Golden Bloom presents "Neutral Uke Hotel"
at Arts at The Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
Update: We have a winner. Congrats, Julie Mac!
Like many others, my blackened and curmudgeonly heart goes a little gooey when I hear Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". I want to waltz around or swing my beer mug.
Golden Bloom's Shawn Fogel is a master song in his own right. If you love powerpop, you should immediately listen to "Fan the Flames", which was one of the best albums of last year.
Fogel will play the entire album with his own little twist.
He's going to play it on the ukulele, baby!
I've been saying for a couple years that ukulele is the new hot instrument, and it may be on the verge of global domination. Maybe not domination, but why not teach every kid how to play? The ukulele beats a laptop for reliability in every case except if one sits on it...
There will be guests on melodica and trumpet and so on, but mainly you've got an awesome album + awesome performer + the awesome ukulele.
Sadly it's sold out. There are no more tickets available -- except for sheer luck that I can get you and a guest in!
Have you listened to Golden Bloom yet? Good, now you should try to win tickets to tonight's show. (Since most of you can't get in tonight, Golden Bloom is headlining the Middle East - Upstairs on THUR 5/20.)
I want to give people a chance to win, so here's the giveaway contest:
What is your favorite line of Neutral Milk Hotel lyrics?Sign in and leave a comment with one of the listed ID's (Google, OpenID, LiveJournal, WordPress, TypePad, AIM) so I can contact you -- OR -- email me (add the punctuation).
I will notify/announce the winner by 3pm.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Daniel Harris will play an opening set. I think they'll serve beer and wine.
(I know the #88 and the #90 buses go down Highland Ave.)