The Handsome Family

12.03.23 - Koncerten er afviklet Support: Jonas Ringtved Genre: Rock,Indie 125,- inkl. gebyr Start: 20:00 Døre: 19:30 Store sal



Studenterhuset er stolte af at præsentere The Handsome Family, kendt fra soundtracket til første sæson af True Detective!

The Handsome Family

Odessa, originally released in 1994 and Milk And Scissors in 1996 will be re-released by Loose Music is 2020 and available for the first time in vinyl. The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent.

Handsome Family songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song. Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Many great songwriters have covered their work, among them Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and Andrew Bird as well Christy Moore. David Bowie wrote the words, “The Handsome Family” in a notebook right before his death. Who knows what could have been?

Handsome Family shows are famously relaxed. Their songs can be dark but there’s always laughter on stage. Rennie sings as well as plays Autoharp, banjo, and uke bass. She often introduces songs with seemingly unrelated stories. Brett, with his stentorian voice, is a powerful presence at center of the stage.

There are a lot of new faces at shows these days, lured by “Far From Any Road,” which became a global hit after it was used as the theme to season one of True Detective. Both Bruce Springsteen and Guns ’N Roses and have used “Far From Any Road” as walk-in music.

In 2020 Loose Music will release their first two records, Odessa (1995) Milk & Scissors (1996), on vinyl LP. This will be the first time these records have been released in Europe. A tour of Europe in spring of 2020 is planned. About the making of their first records, Brett says, “I tried to form a band when we first moved to Chicago in 1992. After rehearsing with a string of mullet-headed yacht-rockers, I gave up and decided to make a band with my wife Rennie playing bass and my friend Mike Werner on drums.”

Support: Jonas Ringtved

Jonas Ringtved er født og opvokset i Nordjylland. Her har han etableret sig som en af de nye kunstnere, man skal holde øje med. Jonas har spillet rundt omkring i Danmark og Sverige i en rockband-duo, Salvia, hvor de spillede support for internationale blueskunstnere og spillede på festivaler som SPOT festival. Nu er en solokarriere det næste skridt for at komme ind i en verden af tekster og fortællinger. Derfor flød han naturligt hen imod folk og countrymusik. Med en stor barytonstemme, et univers af eksistentialisme og påvirkninger fra nordamerikanske stjerner som Stephen Stills og Johnny Cash, kan du ikke undgå at føle noget. Tjek hans 2 EP'er "Skitzotopia" og "The Faith Healers".