Photo | John Gessner | Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Band: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Date: Sunday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: Call 251-433-9374.
Bloodshot Records’ Sarah Shook & the Disarmers will shake things up in the OGD with an evening of outlaw country.
Shook is a reactionary artist whose dark style reflects both her strict Christian upbringing and the male-dominated indie country music scene. With merciless lyrics and an underground attitude, Shook stands alongside such contemporaries as Margo Price and Alynda Segarra (Hooray for the Riff-Raff).
With her band the Disarmers by her side, Shook evokes a purring, bittersweet croon that is beautifully scarred with disillusionment — and wrapped in a warm blanket of edgy honky-tonk.
The band is preparing for the April 6 release of its second album, “Years,” which Shook describes as a musical navigation “through exhaustion, depression, betrayal, hangover after hangover, upper after downer after upper, fight after never-ending fight.”
The album’s power is rooted in the subtle contrast of its lyrical theme and sonic vibe. This aspect is established in the album’s opener, “Good As Gold,” a heart-wrenching lyrical rendition of possible rejection running through an upbeat honky-tonk bounce. Further exploration of the album’s tracks will bring smiles and tears alike to unsuspecting indie country fans.
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