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!
Individual tickets on sale now!
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. The songs were about the trap of self-awareness and the impossible dream of self-negation; and despite their being, combined, all of about 18 minutes long, they left long-lasting impressions, stuck themselves in peoples’ heads and stayed put. They attracted a good amount of attention, too, because, yes, many music fans and “industry observers” knew who Ned was. But there was nevertheless a lower-stakes air around the project in those earlier days — something interesting and inchoate that Ned was fiddling with.
Caroline Rose @ The Englert Theatre
with 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