Dead Rider, Anthony Worden, Karen Meat

Dead Rider

Anthony Worden

Karen Meat

Sat, November 25, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$10.00

This event is 19 and over

Anthony Worden
Anthony Worden
Last year, Iowa City's Anthony Worden composed his forthcoming debut “Ideal Conceptions of the Beautiful and Good" in the sticks of Eastern Iowa, an album which situates itself between canonical rock n roll and contemporary indie rock. Recorded at Flat Black Studios, under the mentorship of Night People Record's Shawn Reed, these are songs concerned with how we find ourselves pliant to our own predilections--but remain ever-susceptible to others’ predilections. The result is a lucid state of swagger and delicacy. What lies in those oscillations is for the listener to discern.

It's easy to compare the tunes to Lou Reed: Worden syncopates his lyrics in the colloquial vein of Reed. But where Reed lacked in tone and range, Worden effortlessly croons. His songs strut in familiar rock n roll structures, a la The Rolling Stones or Ziggy-era David Bowie; they coalesce further the atmospheres found in the psychedelic ambles of Spacemen 3 with Mac Demarco's jangly, slinky guitar work. Anthony Worden's music in not beholden to a time or place.
Karen Meat
For an album that contains songs that are mostly about pizza, beer, and dysfunctional relationships, Karen Meat's latest offering, Karen Meat & The Computer, is utterly and unrelentingly adorable. In the span of just five tracks, from three different songwriters, they manage to articulate a unified theme and a fresh, challenging take on the world that is vexingly rooted in both the kitschy and the macabre. Somehow it is both cute and gritty, exhibiting pop sensibilities in equal measure to it's hooligan nature.
Venue Information:
Gabe's
330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240
http://www.icgabes.com/