Courtney Barnett @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland [11 October]

Courtney Barnett


98
11
October
20:30 - 23:30

 Facebook event page
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209
Courtney Barnett
with Special Guest Waxahatchee

ON SALE 6/1 10:00AM
6 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show
All ages welcome
$35 advance, $40 day of show

Observers would be aware that over the course of just a few years Barnett has become internationally renowned for her distinctive and acclaimed musical lexicon. Her effortless ability to flip an intensely private sentiment on its head and make it sound universal and relatable won her fans around the world. Her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit saw her top year-end lists, crash the top 20 and sell out shows to adoring audiences on five continents. She played the most iconic and revered festival stages, was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 2016 and also International Female Solo Artist at the Brits, not to mention scooping the top prizes in her homeland, including the Australian Music Prize, APRA's Songwriter Of the Year and four ARIAs. «Lotta Sea Lice», her collaborative album with kindred spirit Kurt Vile that came out last year was similarly lauded, ending up at number 11 in the album charts on release and garnering an NME Awards nomination for Best Collaboration.

So… how do you follow that up?

In Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett has revealed an exhilarating and unexpected shift. From its title (A question? An order?) to the unsettling cover image — a blood-red tinted self-portrait in uncomfortably tight close up — Barnett sets a different tone. There's a new-found directness with this record, a muscularity to the instrumentation, a tenderness in her voice and a boldness to the lyrics. It speaks to Barnett entering a remarkable new phase of her musical evolution. She's saying more, with less. Whereas once she examined the world through the prism of self-analysis, Tell Me How You Really Feel shifts that focus to those she interacts with — the good ones, the bad ones, the loved ones. Those she knows intimately and those who are strangers.

First single «Nameless, Faceless» is an infectious punk rock anthem. Simmering with indignation and sarcasm, it examines the phenomenon of incessant and anonymous internet trolls. Through song, Barnett is using the medium she knows best to return fire.

Every lyric is memorable as Barnett quotes one of the more creative burns she's received in a comments section, «I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you». It would be pure comedy if it didn't invariably and insidiously cross over into anxiety about ones safety in the real world… illustrated perfectly by the chorus which borrows from a famous Margaret Atwood quote «I want to walk through the park in the dark / Men are scared that women will laugh at them / I want to walk through the park in the dark / Women are scared that men will kill them / I hold my keys between my fingers».

Barnett and her band will play a short series of rare intimate album warm-up parties in May — tickets are on sale now. All tickets these shows include a copy of the album on digital, CD or vinyl formats!

Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released on May 18th through Mom + Pop, Marathon Artists and Barnett's own label Milk! Records.

Website:
http://courtneybarnett.com.au/
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.
1
To event organizer

Information about this event was found on Facebook and automatically published unchanged through its API.

If you are an organizer of this event, you have the following possibilities:

Right now you can synchronize the information on the web-site with the information on the Facebook page (facebook.com/events/375638639511014/).

Do not want your event to be published on our website? Write us about this and we will remove it as soon as possible.

Still have questions? Any proposals?
Please, use the feedback form.

Upcoming events @ Crystal Ballroom:

Kurt Vile and the Violators
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Crystal Ballroom
Tenacious D at Crystal Ballroom
Tenacious D at Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
Tenacious D
Tenacious D
Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom Breakfast with Santa
Crystal Ballroom Breakfast with Santa
Crystal Ballroom
94/7 December to Remember in Portland, OR
94/7 December to Remember in Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom
San Holo
San Holo
Crystal Ballroom
80s Video Dance Attack Holiday Party!
80s Video Dance Attack Holiday Party!
Crystal Ballroom
Dimond Saints w/ The Librarian / Anna Morgan/ Goopsteppa / Atyya
Dimond Saints w/ The Librarian / Anna Morgan/ Goopsteppa / Atyya
Crystal Ballroom
Enter the Prism: Dimond Saints, TheLibrarian, Anna Morgan & MORE
Enter the Prism: Dimond Saints, TheLibrarian, Anna Morgan & MORE
Crystal Ballroom
Love Lights the Way: The Polish Ambassador, Wildlight, Yaima
Love Lights the Way: The Polish Ambassador, Wildlight, Yaima
Crystal Ballroom
Steel Panther - 105.9 The Brew Year's Eve Party
Steel Panther - 105.9 The Brew Year's Eve Party
Crystal Ballroom
Calpurnia at Crystal Ballroom
Calpurnia at Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
4th AVE | Lola's Room
4th AVE | Lola's Room
Crystal Ballroom
Warbly Jets in Lola's Room
Warbly Jets in Lola's Room
Crystal Ballroom
Colter Wall at Crystal Ballroom
Colter Wall at Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
Super Diamond
Super Diamond
Crystal Ballroom
Super Diamond-Rock n Roll Progressive Dinner
Super Diamond-Rock n Roll Progressive Dinner
Crystal Ballroom
Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute in Portland
Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute in Portland
Crystal Ballroom
80s Weekend Night #1: Video Dance Attack
80s Weekend Night #1: Video Dance Attack
Crystal Ballroom

The most anticipated events in Portland :

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Tenacious D at Crystal Ballroom
Tenacious D at Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Womxn's March on Portland 2019
Womxn's March on Portland 2019
PSU Park Blocks
Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
$3 KidFest!
$3 KidFest!
Portland Expo Center
John Legend - A Legendary Christmas
John Legend - A Legendary Christmas
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Elf - cocktail and a movie
Elf - cocktail and a movie
McMenamins Mission Theater
KISS: End of the Road World Tour
KISS: End of the Road World Tour
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
The most popular events in your news feed!