Domenica 18 maggio, dalle ore 18.30
▊▊▊ THE DRIFT: Special Folk Sunday! ▊▊▊
w/ DIANE CLUCK (anti-folk/ USA) - live h 21.30
@ 2Periodico Café, free entry
The Roost e 2Periodico Café presentano:
******* Special Folk Sunday! *******
The Drift - Ascolta e Deriva w/ DIANE CLUCK.
Una domenica sera dedicata alle sonorità neo-folk, anti-folk e freak-folk americane, con un radio show live per l'aperitivo condotto da Valerio Mirabella, il djset di Elvis Delmar e il live, in esclusiva, della musicista statunitense DIANE CLUCK.
Una serata imperdibile per gli amanti della buona musica made in USA.
Arriva per la prima volta in Italia l'artista culto dell'anti-folk statunitense DIANE CLUCK, collaboratrice e amica di Jeffrey Lewis (figura simbolo della nuova scena newyorkese).
L'artista presenterà il suo ultimo disco "Boneset".
Diane Cluck è a molti nota per essere stata inclusa in GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN (2004), compilation-manifesto della cosiddetta "New Weird America" curata da Devendra Banhart.
Il live inizierà alle 21.30 e sarà introdotto da un gustoso aperitivo in compagnia del programma radiofonico dal vivo "The Drift: Ascolta e Deriva" e dal djset di Elvis Delmar.
Diretta streaming su www.theroost.it
2Periodico Café, via Leonina 77, Rione Monti, Roma
Diane Cluck is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. Her ecstatic vocal style has been noted for its uniquely clipped, glottal beauty. She accompanies herself on instruments ranging from guitar to piano, harmonium, zither, percussion, and toy accordian, and often plays alongside cellist Isabel Castellvi.
Diane releases her seventh album, Boneset, through Important Records on March 4, 2014—a mobius strip seeded with birds, death, wealth and poverty, boldness and heart. “Cluck’s sparse compositions seem to float defiantly from some fortress the conscious self had long left behind”, a reviewer from The Providence Phoenix recently wrote.
Fellow folk musician Devendra Banhart championed her early, referring to her as “my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City”, and choosing one of her songs for his Golden Apples of the Sun compilation. Other supporters / collaborators include CocoRosie, who invited Cluck to open shows in the U.S. and Europe and released her Countless Times album through their personal label imprint. Sharon Van Etten, Florence Welch (of Florence And The Machine), and Laura Marling have all cited Diane’s work as influential.
Prior to developing a loyal underground fanbase, Cluck was a standout performer in New York’s Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn music scenes. She recorded and self-produced six albums that went on to receive international distribution and acclaim. Songs from her album Oh Vanille / ova nil appeared in Noah Baumbach’s film Margot at The Wedding and the U.K. television series, Skins.
In 2012 Diane launched Song-of-the-Week–a fan-funded, subscription-based project through her website (http://dianecluck.info/sotw-songs) in which she writes, records and delivers new songs to subscribers. The process helped her develop many of the songs that appear on Boneset, and continues to generate new material for her live shows and future albums.
“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” -Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons)
“An unlikely mix of Aaron Neville, the Baka people, and Joni Mitchell, Cluck’s singing is unaffected yet unusual.” -NPR.”
“Bell-clear and hotly austere, her lithe, dynamic voice hasn’t much kin. Categorizing her as folk is simplistic. (Cluck) emanates something humble but mythic. Appalachia or ancient Athens?” -Time Out New York
“When Diane sings, I am lost in a realm of infinite possibilities. She breaks me down, she gives me chills, she makes me cry–this is when I love music. ” -Bianca Casady (of CocoRosie)