NS2 & CMH present:
Welcome To Night Vale
w/ special guest, Mal Blum
Fri · September 28, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmCharleston Music Hall
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Welcome to Night Vale – one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world – launches the Welcome to Night Vale 2018 / 2019 World Tour with a special preview show on August 12, 2018 and continuing through March 13, 2019. The tour consists of forty-four cities with forty-seven performances in nine countries.
The Welcome to Night Vale 2018 / 2019 World Tour will bring a new story to the surreal desert town of Night Vale, examining the role secrets play in the lives there. This entirely new script written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor is a completely stand-alone story that will never be heard on the podcast, and can be enjoyed by both long-time fans and newcomers alike. The live show will deliver rich, nuanced drama in the form of a community radio show, and will continue with the Night Vale tradition of finding new and unexpected ways to incorporate the audience into the story. And a secret will be shared at the end of every show.
The tour will feature Cecil Baldwin as Cecil, the voice of Night Vale, Symphony Sanders as Tamika Flynn, and Meg Bashwiner as Deb and the Emcee, as well as surprise guests playing fan-favorite characters. Shows will feature live music from Disparition and a special musical guest as “The Weather.” Mal Blum will join the tour as “The Weather” from September through October and for the 2019 UK and European leg, with future “Weather” acts to be announced soon.
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor created the Welcome to Night Vale podcast in 2012. Six years later, the success of Welcome to Night Vale has crossed all platforms. A pioneer of live podcast touring, their previous shows have performed more than 300 shows in 16 countries and 35 U.S. states. Fink and Cranor have written two New York Times bestselling novels based on the show titled Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and have published two script collections. Additionally, FX will develop the podcast for television with Better Call Saul producer, Gennifer Hutchison, as executive producer. Fink and Cranor will also serve as executive producers on the TV series.
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“Spending Friday night alone/I’m reading Campus frat boy porn/strewn on the table/for my roommate/when he finally gets home”
And so opens the first track on Mal Blum’s new LP You Look a Lot Like Me out on Don Giovanni Records October 2nd. In many ways, the scene is immediately set for the record that follows: one that that vastly explores themes of struggle and loneliness through a lens of self-effacing humor. Though perhaps an odd choice for the opening line off most bands’ label debut, this immediate leap into first person narrative is unsurprising in this case.
Marissa Paternoster (guitarist/singer of Screaming Females) produced the album, going through sixteen songs Mal had written and paring them down to ten that made the final cut.
This collaborative effort resulted in a stripped-down, punk-influenced, indie rock record—a tighter, plugged-in, and less scrappy version of Mal’s work, emphasized by big guitar hooks, crunchy distortion, and that signature vocal flare and lyrical ingenuity Mal Blum has always showcased.
A more mature record than previous releases, due to both time and experience, Mal has written a fully realized, cohesive LP, which is ironic in some ways.
“When I wrote all the songs on the album I was so depressed at that time that I actually didn’t have a concept that I was writing songs. But when I started feeling better everything started to come into place: Don Giovanni wanted me to put out the album, then they put me in touch with Marissa to produce it.”
In many ways, the album is a mental health record, written when Mal was at a low point, and re-worked and polished at a high one. Though at times deceptive, large themes of avoidance (“Reality TV,” “Better Go” and “Cool Party”), escapism (“Iowa” and “New Orleans”), isolation (“Split, Splitting), obsessive thought patterns (“Archive,”) and even the therapeutic process itself (“The Shrink Thinks”) are carefully woven throughout the LP.
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