Eberly Sunset Sessions featuring Will Sheff
?️LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!?️
This Sunday, Feb 24th at 6pm is the first installment of Sunset Sessions on the rooftop of Eberly! Are you ready to experience music as you've never before?
Will Sheff of Okkervil River
with Otis Wilkins
Laurie Gallardo of KUTX will be hosting the evening
Vinyl DJ: Mr. Gentleman
Benefitting The SIMS Foundation
Powered by: White Light Exposure & Werd Productions
••• We just got word that Will Sheff is going to have some fun bringing friends on the stage for this show!!
Can't wait to see the magic unfold!
?Complimentary Drink (Eberly is crafting a special cocktail inspired by this month's artist: Will Sheff!)
?️Exclusive performance among a very limited number of attendees
? Food avail for purchase
Jon Dolan, of Rolling Stone Magazine wrote in a recent article: "Will Sheff, the indie-rock singer-songwriter who has led Okkervil River for 20 years, taps his peerless rock history know-how and the humanist vibes he’s recently been picking up at Quaker meetings to come up with the best album of his band’s often-excellent run. In the Rainbow Rain opens with “Famous Tracheotomies,” a Roxy Music-level plush, Mountain Goats-level vivid exploration of human frailty that begins with an image of Sheff’s near-death asphyxiation as an infant, then dwells on the images of famous trach patients like Gary Coleman, Motown great Mary Wells and poet Dylan Thomas as well as the Kinks’s Ray Davies, who we witness staring out at Waterloo as a teenager on a hospital balcony. It isn’t all that heavy; “Don’t Move Back To L.A.” is a funny, yacht-y lament from the friend-starved East Coast (“don’t get your license back,” Sheff sings), and “Pulled Up the Ribbon” is a pop-rock sunburst worthy of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard, A True Star or the Raspberries. Sheff’s knack for blurring Seventies soft-rock and the synths-and-sad-saxes side of Eighties New Wave calls to mind Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, a sterling erudition balanced by an easeful generosity that comes through in his writing and singing. The folkie lope “External Actors” advises us to “learn how to hang with the freaks and the hicks in the heat of the lot,” an image of high-school-burnout utopianism on an album that gathers a lifetime of close listening and warm wondering into something uniquely, delicately grand."
For more information about Sunset Sessions benefitting SIMS Foundation, please visit EberlyAustin.com and simsfoundation.org.
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