Shakey Graves with special guest Illiterate Light will perform at The Signal Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $27 in advance and $30 the day of the show with balcony tickets $54. They will be available Friday at 10 a.m. at Songbirds Guitar Museum and online at thesignaltn.com.
Review for Shakey Graves:
Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) announced his newest album 'Can't Wake Up' (out now on Dualtone) with a simple message to his fans - “Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders."
That tongue-in-cheek statement, though, was a genuine attempt to prepare his followers for a major sonic shift for the Texas songwriter, who got his start performing as a one-man band, culminating with an Americana Music Awards win for "Emerging Artist of the Year" behind his breakout full-length album, 'And The War Came.'
Now armed with a full band, Rose-Garcia leaves behind much of that stripped-down, folk-y sound. 'Can't Wake Up' takes his songwriting in a "decidedly bigger direction" full of "lush indie compositions" (Consequence of Sound), drawing on another set of his musical influences, ranging from the Beatles and Harry Nilsson to Elliott Smith, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and other '90s indie rock bands.
The response so far proves that it was a worthwhile risk.