LUKA & Jenny Berkel + Katie Bulley at Casbah
8PM Doors, 8:30PM Show. $10 at the door.
LUKA is nylon string poet-crooner Luke Kuplowsky and his gentle rock n' rollers. In their first two albums, Calling All Cats Black (2013), and Summon Up a Monkey King (2016), Kuplowsky has developed a vocal and lyrical style of opposites: deadpan spoken-word delivery transitions into a rich melodic tenor; poetic musings fall alongside conversational and plain-spoken observations. His latest work What Kind of Animal (2017) was recorded live in a single session and showcases eight poetic works that unravel questions of self-doubt, companionship, integrity and faith amidst sonic extremes of patient stillness and careening noise.
Since releasing her debut album, Canadian singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel has been captivating listeners with her evocative songs. A poet at heart, Berkel’s rich voice shapes her lyrics into songs that are at once gentle and hard-hitting. Her most recent album, Pale Moon Kid, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. Reviewers praised the album for its poetry, emotive storytelling, and dream-like ability to mesmerize listeners.
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