502 North New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is all ages
On June 19, Clean Slate/Epic Records will release Fiona Apple's first album in seven years. The GRAMMY®-winning artist will launch a summer headline tour that includes a July 1 date at the historic State Theatre in Portland, Maine.
Like Apple's 1999 record, When the Pawn…, the new album's title is a poem:
THE IDLER WHEEL IS WISER
THAN THE DRIVER OF THE SCREW
AND WHIPPING CORDS WILL SERVE YOU MORE
THAN ROPES WILL EVER DO.
"Every Single Night" was one of three new songs Apple introduced on her recent sold-out spring tour – her first outing in five years. New York Magazine's Vulture.com hailed her performances as "mind-blowing" while the Village Voice called her "a lightning-rod presence" and the Philadelphia Inquirer observed: "the word performance doesn't seem apt. There's nothing pat about what she does."
Apple made her debut at age 19 with 1996's Tidal, which is certified triple Platinum. Rolling Stone named her Artist of the Year in 1997 and in 1998 she won a GRAMMY for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for one of the album's singles, "Criminal." When the Pawn…followed in 1999, and was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the work of an original." Extraordinary Machine debuted in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200 and appeared on numerous critics' best-of-2005 lists.
Break Mirrors is Blake Mills' debut solo album, but for the 23-year-old Los Angeles native, it's just the latest step in a remarkable musical career that has seen everyone from Kid Rock to Cass McCombs solicit his services as a guitarist.
Mills' trip began with Simon Dawes, the young L.A. rock outfit he formed with his childhood pal Taylor Goldsmith. They made an album, Carnivore, and eventually shared stages with some of the biggest bands in America, cranking out a fresh yet classic sound the Los Angeles Times called "exhilarating."
After his collaboration with Goldsmith ran its course, Mills moved into the next phase of his career, as sideman to the stars. He moved quickly, too: In only a few short years Mills has become one of the most in-demand session guitarists in all of Los Angeles, touring with Cass McCombs, Jenny Lewis, Band of Horses and Julian Casablancas and recording with Weezer, Kid Rock, Jakob Dylan , Andrew Bird, and Jesca Hoop, among others.
"When it comes to playing guitar for other people," he says, "…a lot of my dreams have already come true."
Now Mills is taking center stage with a set of tunes that reflect that extraordinary wealth of experience. Recorded in casual bursts between other gigs over the course of much of 2009, Break Mirrors strikes a perfect balance between talent and tastefulness: You won't miss Mills' impressive playing—check out the fuzzy slide guitar solo on "Hiroshima," for starters—but what sticks with you is his songwriting, which hits a bittersweet coming-of-age note.
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