Thursday, October 25, 2012

King Earl's Return

Album (re)release show for King Earl on vinyl at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9:30. Charlie will be joined by the two other musicians that originally recorded with him on King Earl: Mikkel Beckman on percussion, and Christian McShane on theremin. Admission is free. Local bands Southwire and Lion or Gazelle open. 

Charlie will be performing tonight (11/1) on KUWS' The Deans List hosted by Walt Dizzo from 10pm - 1am. Charlie will be performing live on the air and talking about the re-release of King Earl on vinyl courtesy of Chaperone Records.

He will also be performing on the KUMD program Live From Studio A on Nov. 2 at 2pm.

The Duluth News Tribune did a nice article on the King Earl re-release.  Read that here with some additional interview material here

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meeting Charlie Parr Documentary

Last week a film crew from France filmed Charlie around Duluth and at some shows for an upcoming documentary.  Right now details are few (and mostly in French) but check out their Facebook page and website for updates.  

The filmmakers also put up a journal of their trip with some photos.  Enjoy some of the strange poetry of Google translate until a translation is posted by the filmmakers.

"We join Charlie for a walk on a small peninsula, narrow strip of forest flanked by beaches. Two or three miles from Downtown, another world, a small Normandy dunes resting on the Lake Superior, an infinite horizon.  Nice place to discuss theology, philosophy and the darkness that marks each of his albums. The story of his parents and the Great Depression seem to haunt each of these pieces and then it is because he prefers songs are full of this darkness, quite naturally he turned to her.

On the porch of his house, Charlie plays Hogkill Blues, which recounts a major strike that divided once the city of his childhood, Austin. The song takes on a new dimension and gives the quiet street unprecedented intensity, Charlie Parr to witness the peaceful neighborhood."