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Tuesday, October 18
Shellac live in the 9th Ward with Shannon Wright.
Tickets: $15 advance. Available at Ticketweb.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932.
Shellac returns to the 9th Ward this fall! Formed in 1992, Shellac has sporadically released albums over the past three decades with huge success. The members have been with the band from the beginning: Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer.
Dude Incredible is Shellac’s fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over a few years at Steve’s ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in Dude Incredible; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example. Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. This can be seen in the attention to their manufacturing process for the LP. It was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality. Metacritic awards the album 84/100 – Pitchfork 8.0 – The Line of Best Fit praises the album with a max score of 10/10.
Fellow Touch and Go recording artist Shannon Wright will open the show. You might be tempted to compare Shannon Wright to whatever ingenue’s tearing up the internet at the moment or some other gal with a guitar and something to say. That’s missing the point, though. After four solo records on Quarterstick, as well as her earlier work with Florida’s Crowsdell, Shannon’s been around the block a few times, each time growing stronger and more sincere, and that’s what makes her different. She takes the clarity and artistic sensibility of Lou Reed, mixes them with the subdued simplicity of Erik Satie and the explosive abilities of Jimmy Page, and emerges as her own artist.