Thomas Comerford Album Release + Quarter Mile Thunder

Thomas Comerford Album Release + Quarter Mile Thunder

Fri · June 22 2018

9:00 pm

Free!

Thomas Comerford
Thomas Comerford
After moving to Chicago with a bunch of songs and 4-track recordings in 1999, Thomas Comerford founded and led the indie rock outfit Kaspar Hauser over a series of lineups and LP releases in the 2000s. By 2010, he was also playing “solo” shows with a number of backing musicians and releasing his own LPs, including Archive + Spiral in 2011 and II in 2014. The music, songs and singing on these LPs have been compared to the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Tom Waits (USA Today). Recently, he released his third solo LP, Blood Moon, on his Spacesuit Records. Featuring Comerford’s baritone—and occasional falsetto—in the midst of largely acoustic or gently electric arrangements, 3-part backing vocals and duets, the LP was deemed a “notable new release” by No Depression and “worth the 4-year wait ... a bucolic Lou Reed” by the Chicago Reader. For his return to the Hungry Brain, Comerford will play songs from Blood Moon and other songs from his solo LPs, backed by Gregg Ostrom, Curtis Ruptash, Erik Sowa along with some special guest vocalists TBA.
Quarter Mile Thunder
Quarter Mile Thunder
Storied Midwestern songsmith Ben Clarke’s latest LP as Quarter Mile Thunder, Bucking The Tiger, delves deeper into the softly electrified pastoral Americana he’s been pursuing for over half a decade, inspired by everything from delta blues and Talk Talk to Townes Van Zandt and Spiritualized. Across seven songs the album unfurls a pensive, layered, and personal vision of country-leaning roots music, a culmination of Clarke’s journey as a songwriter.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/