Will Butler

Will Butler (9:50 PM)

Jo Firestone (9:20 PM)

Wed, May 27, 2015

8:00 pm

$16.00

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This event is all ages

Will Butler has partnered with Plus One so that $1 from every ticket goes the global health organization Partners In Health (www.pih.org)

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Will Butler - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Will Butler
Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Policy is American music-in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.

Policy was recorded in one week in Jimi Hendrix's old living room (upstairs at Electric Lady Studios). Jeremy Gara played drums; other musicians contributed woodwinds and backing vocals. Most everything else was played by Will.
The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity. The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while having conflicting feelings about its creator. No, about creation itself. But then the watch makes friends with a talking rat, and they go on hilarious adventures until it turns out that the rat was dead the whole time. With a really good credits song-I mean, the whole soundtrack is excellent. You should check it out.
Jo Firestone - (Set time: 9:20 PM)
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several live shows around the city that usually fall under the genres of "low-brow" "recurring" "Brooklyn events". She can also be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater hosting The Incredible Game Show Showcase and improvising with the Lloyd Team, Witch. Jo performs stand-up throughout the city, as well. You can listen to Jo every Monday night from 7-8pm EST hosting Dr. Gameshow on WFMU.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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