Marlon Williams

KCRW presents

Marlon Williams

Dick Stusso

Thu · November 2, 2017

8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

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Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams returns with his first headline tour in over a year, supporting his new single ‘Vampire Again’ and playing new songs from his forthcoming sophomore album, due in 2018.

After two years of touring his acclaimed self-titled debut album, Williams has taken time this year to write and record new material, alongside some brief stints on the road supporting Bruce Springsteen, acting in a Hollywood film, and playing festivals in North American and Europe, including Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon.

Williams’ debut release saw him sign with US label Dead Oceans, and tour the world, performing on CONAN, Later…with Jools Holland, and picking up both an ARIA Nomination and Best Male and Breakthrough Artist at the New Zealand Music Awards. (Conan:
Vampire Again sees Williams go in a new direction musically, showcasing the swagger and vibrancy of his live shows, exemplified by an instant classic music video shot in collaboration with legendary UK photographer Steve Gullick. It’s fun, catchy, with typically twisted humour, and has already become a fan favourite at shows this year.
Dick Stusso
Dick Stusso
Dick Stusso, born out of failure and contempt for modern life, rises to become everything he despises."

On November 6th, 2015, Vacant Stare Records released Bay Area swinger Dick Stusso's first physical, musical release, Nashville Dreams/Sings the Blues. Imagine a drunk, unsuccessful Elvis, recording himself entirely alone and at home. The albums, recorded using different malfunctioning recording equipment, play like the two part saga of of a midnight cowboy, frustrated and paralyzed at the gates of a career driven world.

Dick's inimitable singing voice and his range of musical capabilities make this a very well constructed collection of songs that manages to keep its sense of humour. At times he seems to be poking fun at himself. The songs become a sort of self effigy turned party mascot he can kick around and set fire to. Light hearted charm is curbed by cynicism owed to an underlying awareness of man's mortality. Yet, all in all, Dick is able to sidestep becoming morose, giving us moments of happily getting drunk in the backyard and being barefoot on the porch as well as some hopeful love songs set somewhere off into the sunset.

-Grace Cooper
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012