Keith Zarriello (of The Shivers), Brice Randall Bickford, Stephen Berthomieux  (of The Big Easy)

Keith Zarriello (of The Shivers)

Brice Randall Bickford

Stephen Berthomieux (of The Big Easy)

Mon, May 1, 2017

9:00 pm

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Keith Zarriello (of The Shivers)
Keith Zarriello (of The Shivers)
The Shivers is the moniker for the New York singer-songwriter Keith Zarriello. In 2004, Zarriello released the album Charades featuring the song Beauty, bringing the band to the attention of the music media. Over the last decade the band has amassed a growing cult following including the likes of Aaron Paul, Daniel Radcliffe, Rose McIver, Tessa Thompson and bands like Deer Tick and Foster the People.

"Certain songs can seem like home the very first time you hear them. The way that by the time you reach the second verse, you want to move in and live between their walls, you want to kiss them until they agree to marry you. I had that very day been gifted such a track – a song named Beauty, which appeared on the Shivers’ debut album Charades
- The Guardian (UK)

"Keith Zarriello’s voice carries an eerie, mesmerizing eroticism"
- Pitchfork
Brice Randall Bickford
Brice Randall Bickford
In the '00s, Durham-based singer-songwriter Brice Randall Bickford was known for recording and performing his own country-inflected narrative pop songs as The Strugglers. Under that moniker, Bickford released four LPs – including two on the Madrid-based label Acuarela – and toured Europe and the U.S.

Bickford's latest album, Paro, contains nods to the art rock of the 1980's (David Sylvian, Roxy Music, Talk Talk). However, music fans will also recognize the familiar sonic touchstones of Fleetwood Mac, late 70s AM radio, and enigmatic 90s singer-songwriters.

Paro is the latest product of a fruitful creative partnership between Bickford and producer Scott Solter (The Mountain Goats, Spoon, Superchunk). Previously, the two worked together on Bickford’s eponymous 2011 LP. Paro also features collaborations with arranger/keyboardist Alex Lazara (The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers) and Ash Bowie (Polvo).

Press:
"The ruminative, metaphysical bent of North Carolina-based Bickford's alt-countryish musings is only emphasized by his cracked, weary voice, slow-shuffling musical accompaniment, and long lyrical lines."-- Pitchfork

"Bickford’s lyrics, always distilled and nuanced, used to shoulder more weight in his songs. Usually, they were up to the challenge. But on this album, the music holds up its end of the bargain, giving these songs a balance and confidence that makes them pop."-- Popmatters
Stephen Berthomieux (of The Big Easy)
Stephen Berthomieux  (of The Big Easy)
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/