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Track Zero

ANNOUNCING TRACK ZERO

A new concert series from The Englert Theatre. For the curious, and those seeking burgeoning, boundary-pushing sounds. Let us be your mixtape to the new and exciting — off the tracklist. We’re introducing audiences to fresh artists who are defining the next wave of alternative music, with past shows from Emily Wells, Kassa Overall, Kate Bollinger, Tennis, Sen Morimoto, and Zora. Upcoming shows include Caroline Rose and Glitterer!

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Glitterer @ Gabe’s
with Glixen & Dolliver
March 1 @ 8:30 PM

It’s been said by more than one terminally dour culture critic that to make, or even care about, art in the wake of mass atrocity is callous, barbaric even. If that’s true then what are we unfortunate denizens of 2020 to make of Glitterer’s deceptively upbeat, synth-infused introspective rock music, which is still being recorded and released in the midst of global plague? Well, the world may have ended but life goes on, and so does consciousness, both individual and collective. Which means Glitterer still has a job to do.

Washington, D.C.,resident and northeastern Pennsylvania native Ned Russin co-fronted Title Fight for many years before the band suspended operations and Ned became Glitterer. Actually, he had always been Glitterer, just as Glitterer had always been him, but there were no Glitterer records until 2017, when the first of two self-released EPs appeared. Those were odd, charming, clever, eloquent, and highly proficient records, hand-made in the spartan bedroom-pop mode: some programmed drums and keyboards with an electric bass and a voice.

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Ratboys @ Gabe’s
with Ducks Ltd. & Early Girl
April 12 @ 8:00 PM

Chicago-based Ratboys have released and recorded music for over a decade. With the perfect balance between preparation and experimentation, the band’s style is soft-hearted Midwestern indie rock with an ever so subtle Americana twist. Experience everything from fuzzy power pop choruses to warm country twang on a special night of pairing local artists with emerging touring artists.

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Caroline Rose @ The Englert Theatre
with IAN SWEET & Sophie Mitchell
April 23 @ 7:30 PM

Caroline Rose’s live show “explodes in color. Angry reds, deep blues, vibrant yellows, and every shade in-between flex and melt onstage in a dazzling light show dance that only grows in intensity as the set goes on” (NYLON). Rose announces a 2024 North American tour in support of “their strongest and most resonant record yet” (Under The Radar), The Art of Forgetting, out now on New West Records. The Art of Forgetting was released earlier this year to a wealth of praise from the likes of The New York Times, NPR, and Document Journal, who hailed it as “a confessional, layered with personal anecdotes, Southern storytelling sensibilities, and unreserved exploration of the ever-evolving self.”

“The mood [in The Art of Forgetting] is considerably more experimental and dark, with Rose’s astute pop melodies snapping into focus through gauzy waves of synthesizer, wordless vocal harmonies, and looped acoustic guitars, hitting with force when it happens.”

— Rolling Stone, The Best Albums of 2023 So Far

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Water From Your Eyes @ Gabe’s
with Friko
May 3 @ 9:00 PM

Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) find silliness and fatalism dancing in a frantic lockstep, using heart palpitating rhythms and absurdist, deadpan lyrics to convey stories of personal and societal unease. On their sixth album, it’s a swollen contusion of an album: experimental pop music that’s pretty and violent, raw and indelible.

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