Sharing the stage once with one of Hüsker Dü’s founding members is something to be proud of, but twice in the same week, well that’s just plain awesome. Such is the life of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Fogel, the front-man and mastermind of Golden Bloom, who will be playing two shows with ex- Hüsker Dü member, Grant Hart: September 26th at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live and September 29th at Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA. Brooklyn’s KaiserCartel will be joining Golden Bloom and Hart for the Middle East show.
Golden Bloom is Shawn Fogel’s soaring vocals, shimmering guitar hooks; whizzing keyboards and twinkling sounds. In fact, Golden Bloom is all Shawn Fogel, at least for the purposes of recording. The Middle East show will give audiences a chance to see him solo, too. He has been rapidly adding to his impressive list of bands he’s played with recently to include Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Hey Marseilles, Telekinesis and Sea Wolf.
Fogel is back in the studio with Peter Katis (Frightened Rabbit, The National, Interpol and Tokyo Police Club), to produce some tracks on the follow up to Fan the Flames, which was compared favorably to Summerteeth-era Wilco, The New Pornographers, and Big Star and loved by critics and fans alike. He’s has also been busy with Neutral Uke Hotel, a side project that has been taking the world by storm with live performances of Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over The Sea which is played entirely on ukulele.
Grant Hart is best known as being a founding member of Hüsker Dü. His latest album Hot Wax is his first solo studio album in 10 years. KaiserCartel is made up of Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel. Their latest album Secret Transit is full of delicate and sensual but nonetheless punchy folk-pop.
Wednesday, September 29th
Middle East Upstairs
Golden Bloom (solo), KaiserCartel, and Grant Hart (of Husker Du)
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Advance tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3149945&pl=mideastclub