Guided By Voices w/ Miracle Legion
Tuesday, July 12th
@ College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
$25 - $35 / 7pm doors / All Ages
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Guided By Voices
Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the '90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV "the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!"
After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Nick Mitchell (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums).
Pollard is often cited as a favorite of other musicians, including Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, the Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., Eddie Vedder, the Strokes, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K., Cedric Bixler Zavala, Cat Power, Spoon, The New Pornographers, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Eleanor Friedberger, Surfer Blood, Waxahatchee, The Heartless Bastards, La Sera, Owen Pallett, The Hold Steady… to name but a few.
While singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy would go on to make a name all of his own, his career actually started with Miracle Legion; one of the original ‘college rock’ bands who formed in 1983 and became something of a cult hit following acclaim from the likes of NME and Melody Maker and the release of their debut album on Rough Trade Records. Almost two decades since their last full-length release "Portrait of A Damaged Family," the band are back together playing US and UK shows this summer.