We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets this Friday afternoon, the day of the show, on our Facebook page. All you have to do is click “Like” on our page to qualify. This only applies to fans in the Central Texas area capable of making it to the show. Now, for the bands….
Opening the show is Larkin Grimm, a singer-songwriter with one of the most interesting upbringings you’ll come across. This former Yale student grew up in a family devoted to the religious cult The Holy Order Of MANS. It was at Yale that Grimm met Dave Longstreth and became a member of Dirty Projectors for a time. When she left that band, she joined up with the Providence, Rhode Island, noise/art scene and was active in arranging gigs and festivals there, as well as working on her own music. Larkin soon made three self-recorded albums of free-form, improvisational songs (or “acoustic noise,” as she calls it), two of which were released by Secret Eye (Harpoon and The Last Tree). Her eerie vocals and musical stylings are a great compliment to Rasputina.
Rasputina is a cello-driven trio founded by singer-songwriter Melora Creagor in the early ’90s. Creagor is also known for having toured with Nirvana, performing live on their classics “All Apologies” and “Dumb.” The current tour marks the first time the group has employed a male cellist, Daniel DeJesus. Creagor and DeJesus are joined by percussionist Catie D’amica.
Rasputina is currently on tour in support of their seventh studio release, Sister Kinderhook. The album is the first full-length studio release by their most recent lineup. It was recorded in Hudson, New York, during the summer of 1809 (in Rasputina years… the band is fond of subtracting 100 years from their chronology) and mixed in Los Angeles by Melora Creager and Brian Kehew (Moog Cookbook, Fiona Apple, Air). Sister Kinderhook expresses a thematic fantasy of Colonial Federalism and is a return to Rasputina’s early, more organic sound.
Advance tickets for this show are available through The Parish’s website here. Doors are at 9 p.m. This is an all ages show. The Parish is located at 214-C, East 6th St. Be sure to check back with Red River Noise soon for more great giveaways.