KINGS OF CONVENIENCE with FRANKLIN FOR SHORT at the Crofoot Ballroom

WEDNESDAY JUNE 9, 2010
doors at 7PM
tickets: $20 in advance (buy tickets)

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KINGS OF CONVENIENCE: The concept of two men lightly strumming acoustic guitars, while singing harmonies over the top of a breezy folk setting is not unique to the Kings of Convenience. In fact, much of the music coming out of America in the mid-1960s boasted a gaggle of groups dedicated to softly singing to a world that was in desperate need of a quiet during the storm. But while folk has seen a resurgence lately in modern music, with the likes of Bright Eyes and the late Elliott Smith having gained mass popularity, the Norwegian duo of Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erland Øye, collectively known as Kings of Convenience, are not necessarily concerned with delivering songs tinged with politicized rants or anything that is bordering on the suicidal. Instead, they calculate a soft version of folk that hints at the spirit of Nick Drake and Simon and Garfunkel, while incorporating more lounging and relaxed elements of jazz and bossa nova into their remarkably hushed repertoire.

TICKETS FOR THE 2/19 CROFOOT BALLROOM SHOW WILL BE HONORED.

With openers FRANKLIN FOR SHORT

 

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