92/9 FM and The Herb Center Present Shakey Graves
The Tour X9 World Tour

Tue, Aug 7 at 6:30pm

  • Doors at 6pm
  • All Ages
  • Kids 3 and under get in free!
General Admission
$29.80 with fees
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Back  in  December  2017,  Shakey  Graves  proclaimed  on  his  Twitter  page,  “Next  album.  New  sound.  Sell  your  suspenders.”  The  tweet  was  tongue-in-cheek,  but  Alejandro  Rose-Garcia,  the  Austin  native  who’s  been  plying  his  trade  as  Shakey  Graves  since  2007,  was  making  a  dead-serious  point  about  his  latest  album,  Can’t  Wake  Up  (Dualtone,  out  May  4).  This  ambitious,  audacious  work  heralds  an  artistic  metamorphosis  for  the  30-year-old  veteran,  whose  risk-taking  in  painting  outside  the  lines  has  been  rewarded  tenfold.  “This  record  is  the  most  I’ve  ever  intentionally  worked  on  a  project,  musically  speaking,  in  terms  of  the  scope  of  it  and  how  much  thought  went  into  it,”  he  says.  “It’s  a  dense  album;  there’s  a  lot  of  information  going  on.”That  is  not  a  hyperbolic  boast.  From  one  moment  to  the  next,  Can’t  Wake  Up  veers  from  the  inevitable  to  the  revelatory,  its  thirteen  songs  teeming  with  jarring  musical  and  thematic  collisions  and  thrillingly  seamless  intersections,  gnarly  psychological  hornswoggles  and  ecstatic  resolutions.  Central  to  the  prevailing  sense  of  disorientation  are  the  lead  vocals,  none  of  which  is  purely  solo.  Instead,  each  lead  performance  is  shadowed  by  a  queasy  harmony  or  slightly  out-of-sync  unison  part,  giving  the  sense—especially  on  headphones—that  these  voices  are  emanating  from  inside  the  listener’s  head.    In  a  sense,  the  album  is  a  microcosm  of  Rose-Garcia  obsessively  artistic  existence  and  its  ever-expanding  horizons. 

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