The Bowery Ballroom
Anders Osborne

Anders Osborne

Johnny Sketch And The Dirty Notes, The Revivalists

Sat, June 2, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Anders Osborne
Anders Osborne
Recorded at the famed Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana, BLACK EYE GALAXY was produced by Anders along with engineer Warren Riker and Galactic’s Stanton Moore. Sounds on the album range from heavy electric mayhem to joyous acoustic melodicism, lyrics move from the darkest depths to the healing power of love. Black Eye Galaxy is a personal record for Osborne, but one with universal themes.

The album is a journey of sorts, following the main character (based on Anders’ own life experiences) from the uncontrolled, primal chaos of "Send Me A Friend" to the inner peace of "Higher Ground." The disjointed and brutally honest "Mind Of A Junkie" leads into the warm and hopeful "Lean On Me/Believe In You." The gentle "When Will I See You Again?" finds Anders rebuilding broken relations, while the feral and confrontational "Black Tar" (co-written with Little Feat’s Paul Barrere) says farewell to a dark past. The final four songs — "Tracking My Roots," "Louisiana Gold," "Dancing In The Wind," and "Higher Ground" — bring an almost ecstatic tranquility after the intense stress and turbulence of the beginning of the album. From ultra-heavy and challenging to sweetly soul-soothing and melodic, Osborne’s guitar work, like his vocals, is simply mesmerizing. Black Eye Galaxy is a harrowing but ultimately uplifting cycle of richly detailed songs that are musically and lyrically thought-provoking, exhilarating and completely engaging.

In the studio and in concert, Anders channels the music throughout his entire body, becoming a whirling dervish of pure energy. BLURT says, “This is modern music at its transcendent best.” PASTE adds, “He is wildly diverse, thoughtful and raw.” With BLACK EYE GALAXY, Osborne’s star has exploded into the universe, fully formed and spinning freely in its own unique direction.
Johnny Sketch And The Dirty Notes
Johnny Sketch And The Dirty Notes
Johnny Sketch was born in Maine but lived in Mandeville, Louisiana thoughout high school where he studied classical cello and enjoyed playing in various rock bands on the side. While playing cello with rockers AMERIGO and THERESA ANDERSSON marked his introduction to the New Orleans music scene, he has since become an accomplished guitarist and vocalist and is the leader of the DIRTY NOTES. He has also recorded numerous projects at NOTHING STUDIOS with artists such as NINE INCH NAILS and film director BART FREUNDLICH. Johnny Sketch attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and graduated from Loyola University in May 2002 with a degree in classical cello performance. And yes, his phone number does spell PIMP, and Mr. Sketch would advise you not to forget it.
The Revivalists
The Revivalists
Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have earned their standing among the best original bands in New Orleans. The group's blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through a meticulously crafted ever-evolving live performance. In 2011 they were named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine's Big Easy Awards. The band is proud to be a part of New Orleans' growing independent, original music scene.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/