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Andy Cook and Friends: with special guests Kansas Plates (Indie Rock) $8
Wednesday, September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every 3rd Wednesday!
Wednesday September 18th: with special guests Kansas Plates
Wednesday October 16th: with special guests Jeremy Ylvisaker & LOTT
What’s a man, anyway? It’s the central question at the heart of Minnesota-based songwriter Andy Cook’s new EP Modern Man—a 22-minute indie-rock/Americana ride that stokes twinges of nostalgia with jangly guitars, articulate synth lines and driving percussion. Modern Man is out now on Good Eye Records and is the fifth release from the Brooklyn, NYC-based label.
The EP follows Cook digging into life in this hyper-digital age as the music harkens back to classic American songwriters. Modern Man takes a hard look at the present in its lyric-driven, sonically-rich landscape. “We’re living in a wicked world, where nobody believes anything they’ve heard…just a picture of a pretty face, with lonely eyes and a made-up grace,” we hear over a bouncing guitar line in the lead track “Swirl”—a song reminiscent of Real Estate or Kurt Vile, and that oscillates between pessimism of social media-curated life and optimism that we can be happy in our own shoes.
Instrumental music from Minneapolis, MN. Operator out now. Patrick Horigan, Zach Brose, Zack Warpinski, Kyle Berman, Cole Pulice. AM Radio.
Make a reservation at AsterCafe.com to reserve your seat for the show.
$8 cover charge will be added to your tab.