Brooklyn folk-noir duo Charming Disaster at Greensboro’s Code Gallery on April 25
Brooklyn, NY based folk-noir duo Charming Disaster will bring their playfully macabre duets about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the supernatural to The Code Gallery in Greensboro on April 25, touring behind their latest album, Cautionary Tales.
They will perform at art gallery The Code Gallery Wed., April 25, sharing the bill with artist-rockers Despair, whose music evokes the Talking Heads, Ali Farka Toure, and Tom Waits. Admission is $5 at the door.
Charming Disaster’s storytelling songs explore various kinds of trouble two people can get into, combining vocal harmonies and clever lyrics with ukulele, guitar, and virtuosic foot percussion to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility. Their songs take on themes like love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the occult, playing out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the afterlife, and beyond. A musical duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by singer/songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris, Charming Disaster’s inspirations include the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir fiction of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret. They achieved cult status when their paranormal love song “Ghost Story” was featured on the creepy hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Since then their theatrical, entertaining live performances have engaged audiences across the United States.
“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” –Yes! Weekly
“Charming Disaster writes fables for the deconstruction…onstage, the duo has the same understated presence that makes its albums so compelling.”
“Gothic folk murder balladry, not unlike PJ Harvey at her most ornate. But there’s an accessibility and pop sensibility that also nods to the likes of Andrew Bird or Regina Spektor.” –Treble
When: Wednesday, April 25, 7pm
Where: The Code Gallery, 1202 Grove Street, Greensboro, NC
Venue website: https://www.facebook.com/codegallery
Band website: www.charmingdisaster.com
Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/380737915731791/
Download Cautionary Tales: https://gum.co/cautionarytales (enter code PRESS)
“Ghost Story”: http://youtu.be/TBc7KaxqQeo
“Sympathetic Magic”: https://youtu.be/-RbF3odGy34
“Snake Bit”: https://youtu.be/xUsklh__Q3A
“I Know You Know”: https://youtu.be/bnhekMuOAeU