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Kevin Morby

  • Hackney Arts Centre - Auditorium 15 Stoke Newington Road London, England, N16 8BH United Kingdom (map)

- HAC Auditorium
Kevin Morby joins us at our new venue this August. His fourth album, City Music works as a counterpart to Morby’s acclaimed 2016 release Singing Saw, an autobiographical set that reflected the solitude and landscape in which it was recorded...

Kevin Morby holding his guitar

Saw was imagined as “an old bookshelf with a young Bob and Joni staring back at me, blank and timeless. They live here, in this left side of my brain, smoking cigarettes and playing acoustic guitars while lying on an unmade bed.”

And now follows City Music, the yang to its yin, the heads to its tails. It is a collection crafted using the other side of its creator’s brain, the jumping off point perhaps best once again encapsulated by an image. “Here, Lou Reed and Patti Smith stare out at the listener,” explains Morby. “Stretched out on a living room floor they are somewhere in mid-70s Manhattan, also smoking cigarettes.” It finds Morby exploring similar themes of solitude, but this time framed by a window of an uptown apartment that looks down upon an international urban landscape “exposed like a giant bleeding wound.”

16+ Each under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
In order to verify your age, ID may be requested. For this reason, we advise that all customers bring valid ID.
Right of admission reserved.
19:00-23:00

Unallocated Seating

Earlier Event: February 15
Everything is Recorded in Residence
Later Event: September 2
Hackney Record Fair