$35. Doors 8 pm.
press release: Influential band The Jayhawks will perform at Majestic Theatre on April 28 in support of their latest album Paging Mr. Proust (April 29, Thirty Tigers). The 12-song album finds the Jayhawks still remain one of America’s foremost rock bands: based around leader Gary Louris’ gift for melody that has made them such a respected and seminal group for almost three decades. NPR Music said "these rich, charming songs are a testament to songwriting voices that have never seemed worn down by time and turmoil."
Paging Mr. Proust shows a commitment to adventure and forward motion, which makes this collection of songs exciting and instantly memorable. The Boston Globe called it "a bright, challenging album", and Paste said "Paging Mr. Proust is as ambitious an album as the Jayhawks have ever made."
Paging Mr. Proust features the long-time core of The Jayhawks: Gary Louris (lead vox/guitars), Marc Perlman (bass), Tim O’Reagan (drums/vox), and Karen Grotberg (keyboards/vox). The album was co-produced by Louris, REM’s Peter Buck and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket) and recorded at Martine’s Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, Oregon.
Singer/songwriter Wesley Stace will release Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding on February 24. Featuring 12 songs, Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding was recorded with The Jayhawks at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis and was co-produced by Stace and Gary Louris. The official video for“Better Tell No One Your Dreams” recently premiered at Magnet.
"Better Tell No One Your Dreams" by Wesley Stace with the Jayhawks
The second album under his real name, the album’s title was chosen for a myriad of reasons including a) the urge to bring all of his art under one banner, b) Jeff Lynne’s ELO, and c) various cab ride conversations. The album is now available for pre-order here.