BLACK HEART PROCESSION with THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW, BELLINI, PRUSSIA and ZOOS OF BERLIN at the Crofoot Ballroom

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2009
doors at 7PM
tickets: $10 (buy tickets)

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Imagine an old, dimly lit cabaret, the kind of place where you can always hear rock singers with a taste for dark, romantic songs. It's the sort of boîte that might have featured Jim Morrison in the '60s, David Bowie in the '70s, and Nick Cave in the '80s. But sometime in the late '90s, the Black Heart Procession took over as the house band. The San Diego group likes to savor its gloom: slow to medium tempos and lengthy, atmospheric intros abound in their music. THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION took root in San Diego in 1997, when Pall Jenkins (vocals, guitars, synths, etc.) and Tobias Nathaniel (piano, guitar, organ, etc.) put their previous band, Three Mile Pilot, on an open-ended hiatus. They are the core members of Black Heart, joined by drummer Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, the Magic Magicians), bassist Jimmy LaValle (The Album Leaf) and violinist Matt Resovich (The Album Leaf).

The Spell is their fifth full-length album. To make it, the band assembled a new recording studio and then traveled between San Diego and Portland, OR to write and rehearse the material. The album was recorded and produced by The Black Heart Procession in their new studio, SDRL, in San Diego.

With phenomenal support from THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW! (rare appearance!), BELLINI (from Italy, ex-UZEDA), PRUSSIA, and ZOOS OF BERLIN.

 

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