Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis

Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis

Jakob Dylan

Cat Power

Sat, April 16, 2016

7:00 pm

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Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis
Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis
Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis feat: Jakob Dylan and Cat Power.

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Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis unites the IBD community to promote public awareness and to fund research to find new treatments and a cure for Crohn's and Colitis.​


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Though there are other charities for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis (C to C) has created a unique niche specific to bringing the IBD community together in a grassroots way. With a focus on children and their families, we have created a community of support for those coping wtih these chronic illnesses, while raising much needed funds for research. The benefits of our efforts are spread amongst IBD related organizations. We raise money through events, anything from small lemonade stands to our signature annual event Rock the Night to Cure Crohn's and Colitis, and from individual donors.
Jakob Dylan
Jakob Dylan
"I knew going into this record that I wanted to hear something full and vibrant," says singer-songwriter and former leader of The Wallflowers Jakob Dylan of his new album Women and Country. "I wanted horns and fiddle, for it to be as big and beautiful sounding as it could with instrumentation. That changes the lyrics and tone of what you're writing." Those instincts are evident across the album's tracks, a lush collection that blends country, blues and folk into a poignant aural evocation of rural landscapes. From the soft snare and forlorn strings of "Nothing But the Wide World For Us" and defiantly proud lyrics of "Down On Our Own Shield" ("It's a struggle, it's a strain / it's all give and no take / whatever it is now, it's up to our waists") to the dirgey country strains of "Smile When You Call Me That," which describes a love gone bad in deceptively minimal terms ("I'm drunk and you're insane / I can't quit and you won't change / Ain't no half-hearted Romeo / why do you treat me so?"), the 40-year-old's latest displays an artful mastery of roots-rock language and musical phrasing. And where his previous record, 2008's Seeing Things, was a stripped back "exercise in limitations," Women and Country is the work of a mature performer vested in exploring the byways of the American songbook.
Cat Power
Cat Power
SUN is the new studio album from Cat Power. Six years after her last album of original material, Chan Marshall has moved
on from her collaborative forays into Memphis soul and Delta blues. She wrote, played, recorded and produced the entirety
of SUN by herself, a statement of complete control that is echoed in the
songs' themes.
Marshall calls SUN "a rebirth," which is exactly what this confident, ambitious, charismatic record feels like.
"Moon Pix was about extreme isolation and survival in the crazy struggle," she says. "SUN is don't look
back, pick up, and go confidently into your own future, to personal power and fulfillment."
The music on SUN employs a sweeping stylistic palette: There's the classic Cat Power haunting guitar and
provocative vocal hook in "Cherokee" ("marry me to the sky…bury me upside down"); the irresistible Latinsounding
nine-piano loop of "Ruin"; upbeat, almost dancey electronic anthems like "Real Life" and "3,6,9";
and the stirring, 8-minute epic "Nothin But Time," featuring a vocal cameo by Iggy Pop. The swagger of
"Silent Machine" brings to mind mid-70s Jagger, contrasted with the unusual, sparse production of "Always
on My Own." The narrative arc of the record is deeply American in its spaciousness and optimism; the
music is defiantly modern and global.
Though devoid of grave bedroom confessionals, SUN is possibly Cat Power's most personal album to date.
For all its layered expansiveness, it is as handcrafted as her debut, and never has a Cat Power album so
paralleled her personality and state of mind – channeling her humor, anger, deep empathy, musical
inspirations, technical skill, and spiritual inquiry into an album that's both surprising and comforting.
Those versed in the Cat Power discography will detect elements of 2003's landmark album You Are Free,
which experimented with vocal forms and beats borrowed from urban music, and the spellbinding authority
of songs like "American Flag." Sonically, however, with credit to mixer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Chromeo,
Beasties), SUN is incredibly fresh, reflecting its forward-looking mindset.
Lyrically, Marshall has transcended the angst and self-absorption of her young self, but is still inspired by
youth; much of the album is a plea for overcoming societal expectation and individual oppression. "Human
Being" puts faint minor-chord fingerpicking over spooky, repetitive bass, with lyrics that could read as
feminist – "you got a right to scream when they don't want you to speak" – but are for anyone who feels they
don't have a voice. "Peace And Love" opens with a Nina Simone line – "peace and love is a famous
generation" – then cites Black Flag, flips off people who dismissed her teenage idealism, and proudly
concludes, "I'm a lover but I'm in it to win." Similarly, "Nothin But Time" implores kids to look past today:
"You're just trying to get by, but your world is just beginning…it's up to you to be a superhero, it's up to you to be like nobody".
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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