Jun
13
th
2014
7th St Entry
Friday
Jun
13
th
2014
7th St Entry

ROBERT FRANCIS & THE NIGHT TIDE

with Carly Ritter, Daniel and MAXIM LUDWIG

Show Starts

7PM

Ages

18+

As the Ozark Mountain Daredevils put it so poetically 40-some years ago, “If you wanna get to heaven, you gotta raise a little hell” – or, in the case of singer/songwriter Robert Francis, go through it. There is considerable irony in Francis calling his upcoming fourth album Heaven, which is due June 3 on Aeronaut Records, given that it emerged out of circumstances that were decidedly non-celestial. What Francis calls “a near-nervous breakdown” took him off the road after the release of his 2012 album Strangers in the First Place, and he spent a period of time mired in substance abuse while hiding out in Michigan with a girl he’d met on the road. Just for good measure, he shaved his head too.

But Francis was able to make his way back from the edge, thanks in part to a set of songs that kept haunting his dreams. Eventually, he recorded 13 of them with Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Howie Weinberg (Jeff Buckley, Nirvana). Though rougher and less polished than Francis’ prior albums, Heaven is a beautiful collection of folksy pop songs that sound hard-won. The first single is “Love Is a Chemical,” but the entire album is streaming [above]. Meanwhile, a 29-date U.S. tour with a new backup band dubbed The Night Tide commences on June 11. [SPIN, 5/28/14]

Performers


ROBERT FRANCIS & THE NIGHT TIDE

ROBERT FRANCIS’ fourth studio album Heaven (Membran) is a feverish hydroplane through the emotional tumult of youth. Through it all, he is calmer than he’s ever been; self-possessed in the face...

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Special Guests


Carly Ritter

The rich, burnished, folk-rooted sound of Carly Ritter’s self-titled debut album makes it seem that this music was unearthed from a time capsule buried during the late ’60s, with its...

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Daniel

“A project that combines the cosmic sounds of Bowie with the gritty, down-to-earth feel of the Stones and the intimate live energy of the Kinks” – l’etoile magazine Daniel Olson...

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MAXIM LUDWIG

Venue


7th St Entry

Since 1980

The 7th St Entry is a smaller venue (capacity 250) attached to the historic First Avenue. This space was once used as a restaurant area (the “Greyhound Cafe”) in the…

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