Wednesday To-Do: Dawes, Jason Isbell | Rock Candy

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday To-Do: Dawes, Jason Isbell

Posted By on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Jason Isbell plays at Revolution Wednesday night.
  • Jason Isbell plays at Revolution Wednesday night.

DAWES, JASON ISBELL
9 p.m. Revolution. $14 adv., $16 day of.

Jason Isbell's newest album, "Southeastern," is incredible, there's just no other way I can put it. Opener "Cover Me Up" is the most sweetly, subtly devastating thing I've heard in ages. "Traveling Alone," with its instantly memorable, endearing chorus, is destined to be included on thousands of mixtapes exchanged between sweethearts.

The album was completed after Isbell quit drinking and married fiddle player Amanda Shires. The opening lines of the murder ballad "Live Oak," might not specifically refer to his recent sobriety, but they're brilliantly spare and fitting regardless: "There's a man who walks beside me, he is who I used to be/And I wonder if she sees him and confuses him with me." For a more direct examination of his rough 'n' tumble former ways, check out the rollicking "Super 8," with its chorus' refrain, "I don't wanna die in a Super 8 motel / Just because somebody's evening didn't go so well."

Great stuff start to finish, and I bet it sounds incredible live. Headlining this show will be California folk-rockers Dawes.

Tags: , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Robert Bell

  • The legacy of Clunk

    On the lasting ripple effect of Chris Selby's Clunk Music Hall.
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

People who saved…

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation