Our show with The Decemberists on Friday, July 27th at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre has been moved to the Fox Theater in Oakland. The show date and time remain the same. Please hold on to your tickets! All tickets will be honored at the door. If necessary, refunds are available at point of purchase.
$49.50 – General Admission
*plus applicable service fees
Tickets are also available service charge free at The Fox Theater’s Box Office (located on the 19th street side of the theater) on show dates and on Fridays from noon – 7:00pm.
All doors & show times subject to change.
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The Decemberists have released “Once In My Life,” the second single from their inspired new album I’ll Be Your Girl, which will be released March 16 on Capitol Records. By embracing different influences (Roxy Music, New Order) and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey), the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band broadened their sonic range and explored new approaches to making music. The Decemberists will premiere several new songs with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage on March 20. The album’s lead single “Severed” continues its impressive ascent at Triple A radio where it is currently #2 on the charts.
“When you’ve been a band for 17 years, inevitably there are habits you fall into,” says the band’s lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy. “So our ambition this time was really just to get out of our comfort zone. That’s what prompted working with a different producer and using a different studio. We wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and give ourselves permission to try something different.”
The new approach also allowed for a new sense of contribution and involvement from the other band members: guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen. “Since we were going to mix it up, everybody felt like they had more of a voice,” says Meloy, highlighting “Once in My Life,” as a track that the band elevated in the studio. “We were playing that on the road as a folk-rock anthem thing,” he says, “but bringing in that obliterating synth really took it somewhere different. The whole band really stepped up and transformed these arrangements.”
The band has announced the details of I’ll Be Your Girl: The Exploded Version, a limited edition vinyl boxset that features an expanded track listing with four exclusive tracks presented on eight 7″ colored records housed inside an extravagant package adorned with full color artwork by Carson Ellis, each one signed by the band. The album will also be released on a multitude of other formats, including 180gm LP, 180gm Limited Edition Orange LP, 180gm Limited Edition Blue LP (available at indie record stores), 180gm Limited Edition Purple LP (available at Barnes & Noble), 180gm Limited Edition White LP (available via Rough Trade Records in Europe), softpak CD, cassette, and digital download.
The Decemberists will kick off their Your Girl / Your Ghost 2018 World Tour on March 22, and have announced the artist line-up for Travelers’ Rest, the second coming of a two-day festival curated by the band that will take place August 4-5 at the Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre in Missoula, Montana. The Decemberists will be headlining both days of the festival, once again playing two unique sets, with other confirmed artists announced including Death Cab For Cutie, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Tune-Yards, Whitney, Parquet Courts, Tinariwen, I’m With Her, Waxahatchee and Lucy Dacus. Additional artists will be announced later this spring. See below for a full list of tour dates and visit decemberists.com for more ticket information.
Whitney make casually melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band, and the slack groove of early Pavement. Their debut, Light Upon marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, creative period for the band. To say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. Formed from the core of guitarist Max Kakacek and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich, the band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone. The band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone.
Ehrlich had been a member of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but left to play drums for the Smith Westerns, where he met guitarist Kakacek. That group burned brightly but briefly, disbanding in 2014 and leaving its members adrift. Brief solo careers and side-projects abounded, but nothing clicked. Making everything seem all the more fraught: both of them were going through especially painful breakups almost simultaneously, the kind that inspire a million songs, and they emerged emotionally bruised and lonelier than ever.