DAMIEN JURADO

Urban folk singer/songwriter Damien Jurado quietly built up one of the strongest catalogs on the indie scene, earning high critical praise yet somehow never quite getting his proper due. Nick Drake had a definite impact on much of his work, but Jurado modeled his career on more idiosyncratic, unpredictable figures like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, or Randy Newman -- songwriters who followed their own muse wherever it took them, whether fans and critics agreed or not. His independent-mindedness was born at least in part from the influence of punk, and one of the results was a concern for emotional authenticity that led him to delve into other people's lives instead of his own. Many of Jurado's best songs spun concise, literate tales of quiet everyday despair, which often earned him comparisons to short story writer Raymond Carver. But his storytelling bent -- not to mention his ambivalence toward confessional material -- arose from a stronger grounding in traditional folk than spiritual compatriots like Elliott Smith or Cat Power. And with detours into pop, roots rock, full-fledged electric indie rock, and even found-sound experiments, Jurado ensured that his body of work was impossible to completely pin down.

BEARS OF MANITOU

We came together as friends & We play music as friends.

Formed in 2010, Bears Of Manitou has been working hard playing shows and Just released out debut Full Length Album 'Origins'. Bears Of Manitou has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rocky Votolato, Dustin Kensrue, Sucre (Eisley and Mute Math) and more...


Bears of Manitou is a 4 piece band creating folk music with an array of musical instruments.

Band Interests
Cooking, Traveling, Tap Dancing, and Whiskey.
We are currently in the studio, and the album release date will be announced beginning of 2012.

$12.00 - $14.00

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DAMIEN JURADO with BEARS OF MANITOU

Friday, May 17 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Pub Rock