Califone

Performing Arts

Califone
Image courtesy Thrill Jockey

Califone

plus films by Brent Green

Next@Wex

This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Tue, Nov 21, 2006 9 PM

"A free and forward thinking record...that taps into forgotten mythic resonances of American music."--UNCUT
The evocative soundscapes of Califone expertly frame the compelling, often melancholy songs of main man Tim Rutili. The Chicago-based indie experimentalists are touring in support of their recent Thrill Jockey release, Roots and Crowns. Rutili explains the title as "uniting where you come from--your roots---with what you strive to be or what you reinvent yourself to become--crowns." With its emphasis on images of rebirth, Roots and Crowns continues Califone's quest to get to the heart of things and expands the band's signature sound, which employs digital-age production tools to enhance hauntingly stark acoustic instrumentation. To start the evening, Califone performs live soundtracks for a series of eerily charming, lo-fi, animated short films created by Brent Green.

Hours

9 AM - 6 PM
9 AM - 9 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
Closed
10 AM - 6 PM