MaxxMusic & The Evening Muse present...
Archie Powell & The Exports, Grown Up Avenger Stuff
3227 N. Davidson St.
Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM
Archie Powell & The Exports
Has bemused cynicism and ennui ever been so fun? Archie Powell & the Exports have made a career of grafting prismatic power pop and sardonic, dark looks at the world outside into guileless songs with hooks galore. Archie Powell makes it look simple; he is incapable of writing an un-danceable tune, whether he turns a jaundiced eye on the culture of self-medication orwhipping up a 3 minute heist story. Great Ideas in Action is the band's third release of deceptively sophisticated songs. Blink and its killer catchy rock, blink twice and its social commentary that is sad, biting, funny but ultimately incredibly honest. Powell's writing could easily come from someone twice his age but it never feels studied – his humanity just shines through and demolishes any doubts about where he stands.
It's not hard to find stories in the news about the thousands of debt-ridden young people who are getting out of college and finding that there is nothing out there for them. While Archie claims he was an art student and knew what he was getting into, he's written a pretty great protest song for his peers in "Job Fair", singing "Hey baby, please can you cut some slack? You know I'll settle up tomorrow if you got my back, I've been running out of luck cuz it's about who you know, and all my resumes are fake and I don't know where to go." Some of the subjects of Powell's songs are swimming in elicit pills – he gives bald depictions but from an obviously empathetic viewpoint.
Grown Up Avenger Stuff
A semi-private surprise show! Space is limited and in appreciation to our fans - the cover is free with confirmed RSVP (List will be at the door).
If you ever wanted an intimate concert with the band, this is it! We've got a bunch of new material (released soon) that we love and are very excited to share, and we'll be doing requests from our previously released music as well - songs that we rarely get to play live anymore.
Hi. We are Grown Up Avenger Stuff. Hope it's okay if we don't talk about awards, accolades, commercial stuff, people we've played with and things like that. We've gotten some of that, but basically we are just your friendly neighborhood rock band with super powers. Humble apologies that our songs don't sound like each other. We love music and making music. And rocking. You. We want to be your new second most favorite band.
$8.00 - $10.00
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