New York’s Abby Payne has released her long-awaited new album The Gunfighter Meets His Match. Chock full of bouncing melodies, lush harmonies, subversive arrangements, and organic instrumentation complimented by electronic ambiance, it’s an unexpectedly refreshing singer-songwriter album. In fact it reminds us a bit of Mieka Pauley‘s subtly complex recent output.
The Gunfighter Meets His Match is a loose concept album, where Payne builds a character to represent her own struggles as an artist. She’s also adapting the story as a musical, which is due to premiere on August 25-26 at the Dorothy B. Williams Theater in SoHo as a part of HERE Arts Summer Sublet Series.
Though the album was released at the end of May, it’s only now become available on iTunes.
Having trouble get in to see, say, Foster the People‘s CMJ set? Why bother when there’s so many great, lesser-known artists showcasing? Here are some friends of OurStage who you should see instead. See also yesterday’s recommendations.
Chris Ayer –> Folky, catchy delightfulness.
FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2:15 PM > 2:45 P
Darlingside –> And another excellent Americana-steeped act.
WED, OCTOBER 22, 8:00 PM > 8:45 PM
Mieka Pauley –> A truly great songwriter and performer with a strong and spectacular voice. One of our all-time faves.
FRI, OCTOBER 24, 1:30 PM > 2:00 PM
Mirk –> 7-piece hip-hop band with a hell of a live show.
WED, OCTOBER 22, 9:00 PM
Shonen Knife –> Not an OurStage artist, but a stalwart Japanese punk band who influenced so many others, and who performed an exclusive session for us a couple of years ago.
WED, OCTOBER 22, 10:00 PM > 10:50 PM
The Field Effect –> Popping and rocking, tight as hell, and catchy as catchy can catch.
ROCKWOOD STAGE 1
FRI, OCTOBER 24, 6:00 PM > 6:45 PM
SAT, OCTOBER 25, 7:30 PM
New England folk rockers The Tower And The Fool have gone through a few lineup changes since their formation a few years ago. They originally started as an acoustic duo-fronted band, but have now downsized to a more electric 4-piece with Alex Correia as the one remaining frontman. Click here to check out their new song called “Let It Ride” from their live performance at Great Scott in Allston, MA last week.
Correia used to be the frontman for Boston post-hardcore band Therefore I Am before they broke up in 2010. The band will be coming together again for the first time in 2 years for two “end of the world” reunion shows tomorrow night and Saturday night at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. The first show is sold out, but tickets are still available for the second one. Click here to buy them online.
If you like The Tower And The Fool, then check out OurStage artist Mieka Pauley.
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#FreeTicketFriday may be done for the year, but that doesn’t mean Friday is going to become just another day of the week! Tomorrow at 4pm Eastern Ourstage will be kicking off a brand new web series of live and unplugged performances with a one-of-a-kind appearance from Mieka Pauley! Mieka will be performing a solo acoustic set, telling the stories behind the music, and answering questions from fans all over the world.
In order to participated in this one time only event with Mieka, please use the following link: http://www.shindig.com/event/osmieka
Once you click the link above you’ll be redirected to the official event page which allows for RSVP and registration in advance of the performance. Please let us know if you’ll be joining the festivities, and use the social sharing tools to tell your friends about the show!
Introducing OurStage Originals, a series of features created to introduce you to some of the great artists on OurStage.com. We begin with a longtime friend of OurStage, someone whom we are big fans of, singer and songwriter Mieka Pauley. Mieka has been kicking ass across the country for a few years now, and just released her most fully-realized album to date, The Science Of Making Choices. Watch this to hear some music and learn a bit about Mieka’s background, her approach to her music, and how OurStage has impacted her career.
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