The Band of Heathens
15th Anniversary Show
with Nicki Bluhm
Limited Capacity · Masks Required · Distancing Enforced
The health & safety of fans, staff, and performers is our priority. Masks will be mandatory for all patrons at this event, and distancing is enforced throughout the venue. Each seating group is appropriately spaced from neighboring groups, and staggered entry procedures utilizing multiple points of access are in place to minimize contact between guests. Please check the PDF attached to your receipt email for your specified entry assignment. All patrons will be asked to complete a health screening at the door, including a temperature check and brief questionnaire. Read our complete safety information here.
Don’t forget the poster! Limited edition 15th anniversary prints are available to purchase at a special pre-order price during the ticket purchase process. Buy now & save, and then scoop your poster at the merch stand on the night of the show.
To complete the lounge experience, full food and bar service will be available during this event. To encourage a fully contactless experience, select food & beverage items are available for pre-purchase during the reservation process. Food & drink purchased in advance will be available to your party upon arrival, and is non-refundable. For questions about your order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also order at the event; full food and and drink menus are viewable here. Outside food or drink is not permitted.
ABOUT THE BAND OF HEATHENS
“We’re here right now / Feels good to have each other / When it’s time to go / We’ll give the feeling to another” “Before the Day is Done”
When The Band of Heathens decided to dub their sixth studio album of original materialStranger(its first since 2017’s Duende),the veteran band, formed in Austin, TX nearly 15years ago, had no idea how prophetic that title would turn out to be.
Although the name references the famed existential Albert Camus novel and Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi classicStranger in a Strange Land, it also touches on the “strangers” who make up the band’s loyal fan base, who supported the band during this period with all touring canceled.
As co-founder Ed Jurdi acknowledges, it is certainly an unusual time to release a new album. “The strangest,” he says. “Maybe no time stranger. Since we started, there have been sweeping, revolutionary changes in the music business, but, in this global pandemic, we’re just a microcosm.”
“We’re really fortunate that we have been able to turn directly to our fan base during the pandemic,” adds fellow co-founder Gordy Quist. “The last few months we’ve spent four nights a week live-streaming personal private concerts to fans, and one night a week publicly live-streaming with the whole band Zooming in from their respective homes inCalifornia, Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee. At first it seemed very strange until these walls started coming down and we realized how connected we are by the fabric of music.”
Extending the metaphor of Stranger even further. The Band of Heathens traveled to another city, Portland, OR, with a brand-new producer, Tucker Martine [The Decemberists, My MorningJacket, Modest Mouse, Camera Obscura], and the result is something different–a more airy, intimate atmosphere, with added emphasis on songcraft and intricate arrangements set in a spacious sonic landscape that reinvents the band’s sound. These are songs stripped of pretense, but teeming with the emotion borne of personal experience, as has been The Band of Heathens’ method from the very start.Stranger moves off into a new place, but still echoes the group’s artful songwriting and multi-layered narrative observations.
ABOUT NICKI BLUHM
California native Nicki Bluhm recently made the move from her home of San Francisco to Nashville, TN re-invigorated as a songwriter and performer. Embarking on her second decade of releasing albums, Nicki stepped out on her own with the release of ‘To Rise You Gotta Fall’, a collection of songs exploring old endings and new beginnings. Eager to try new things in unfamiliar places, Bluhm decided to record at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Services in Memphis, TN and enlisted producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Calexico) to take the helm. After a year of rigorously touring ‘To Rise You Gotta Fall’ with her Nashville band; Nicki is now exploring the intimacy of playing solo performances making way for new interpretations of her existing catalog and providing an outlet for fresh material.