Wreckless Eric, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

20
/ Sep
Saturday
2014

Wreckless Eric, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

Time
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price
$10.00 // $12.00

Sat 9/20

Output Agency Ltd. presents

Wreckless Eric (solo) with Scott & Charlene’s Wedding

18+ || EARLY SHOW: 7:30 DOORS // 8:00 SHOW

RSVP: Facebook Event

$10 ADV // $12 DOS
Also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
Rocket Number Nine // outdated: an antique café
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records & Gallery // Woodstock Music Shop

Two years ago, when we (Output Agency) started putting on shows at BSP, one of the first BIG ones we did was with Wreckless Eric! We’re so excited to have him back, and he”s bringing his friends from Brooklyn with him!

WRECKLESS ERIC

In his thirty-seven year career Wreckless Eric has made seventeen albums and worked with, or had his songs covered by artists as diverse as The Proclaimers, Yo La Tengo, The Blockheads (with and without Ian Dury), The Lightning Seeds, Holly Golightly, Cliff Richard, The Monkees, Ian Hunter, Die Toten Hosen and Two lone Swordsmen, to name a few.

In 2012, the painter Peter Blake named Wreckless Eric as one of the most important pop icons of the past forty years, and included him on the remake of The Beatles Sergeant Pepper’s cover where he takes his place between David Hockney and Grayson Perry.

On his last ever radio show, recorded a week before he died, Lou Reed played Eric’s Take The Cash and described him as magnificent. Eric has recently signed to Fire Records who started a reissue campaign beginning in December 2013 with the two albums he made back in the mid 1980s with the legendary Medway garage band The Len Bright Combo of which he was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist. When not touring Eric lives in bohemian splendour in upstate New York, where he spends his time painting, writing and recording.



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SCOTT & CHARLENE’S WEDDING

Melbourne’s Craig Dermody knows the power of great storytelling. It’s a testament to this skill that ‘Any Port In A Storm’ – effectively a concept album in which nothing remarkable actually happens – works so well. The basic gist is this: songwriting troubadour has a couple of tough years back home, moves on a whim to big bad New York City, realises he knows nobody there, struggles to eke out a living, misses home, writes tunes about it. That’s it. It’s great because it shows the realistic side of the Big Apple for what it really is – a huge, swarming motherfucker of a city that’s equal parts mindblowing and terrifying. “I’d do anything for a coin, I got the wolves knocking on my door”, Dermody sings on ‘Fakin’ NYC’. He sounds small, beaten and subdued beneath the Lemonheads-meets-Diiv slack drawl of the music. The key thing here? Unlike so many of his contemporaries, he also sounds totally believable.