If the opening moments of POLIÇA’s latest album, United Crushers (2016), leave you feeling unsettled, then Channy Leaneagh has done her job. With her voice pitch-shifted down into an ominous, nearly unrecognizable register, she sings of a post-industrial urban landscape littered with broken promises, a land of poverty and violence that’s been rigged against us from the start.
With special guest Spank Rock. First Avenue Mainroom. Saturday, February 11, 2017. 8:00pm. $25.00. 18+.
Presented by: 89.3 The Current.
Furnace marks a whole lot of firsts for the accomplished songwriter. It’s his first time putting his long-running, popular string band, Trampled by Turtles, on hiatus to focus all of his efforts on a more personal project. It’s his first time speaking so plainly and literally about something happening in his private life. And it’s his first time dedicating an entire record to a single topic — a topic so significant and intimate that he questioned whether or not he should even release it into the world.
With special guests The Pines and Erik Koskinen. First Avenue Mainroom. Friday, February 10, 2017. 7:00pm. $20.00. 18+.
Presented by: 89.3 The Current and City Pages.