Performing Arts

Midlake photo courtesy of the Billions Corporation


with Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) and John Grant


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

Mon, May 17, 2010 9 PM

"Midlake is a band with a singular vision. You can hear that loud and clear on this gentle masterwork."-NPR on Midlake's The Courage of Others

With their recent release The Courage of Others, Texas’s Midlake are drawing further upon the traditions of venerated English folk-rock bands like Fairport Convention and Pentangle to inform their own atmospheric contemplative sound. This new album follows up on their acclaimed CD The Trials of Van Occupanther, an inspired set of pastoral psychedelic rock that found instant favor with fans of bands like Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and Grizzly Bear.

Just added to the bill: Jason Lytle (of the late, great Grandaddy) brings his interstellar folk lullabies to our stage in a special opening set sure to pull from his new solo effort Yours Truly, The Commuter and Grandaddy faves.

Opening the evening is English singer/songwriter John Grant, who fast garnering praise for his tunes in the mold of Californian masters Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson.

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Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)