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Friday, April 26th, 2024

Blind Path Booking presents

Boy Named Sue – “A Feeling You Crave” Album Release Show

with Max Gowan, Charlie Paso

Time: 8:00PM

Admission: $13 adv / $15 day-of

Doors: 7:00PM

Boy Named Sue is putting out their third LP, and we are celebrating, Friday, April 26th!  To complete this Raleigh Indie All-Stars lineup: Max Gowan and Charlie Paso open it up.  “A Feeling You Crave” by Boy Named Sue is out March 15th.

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A three-piece alternative rock band from Raleigh, NC.

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Max Gowan has found himself as a centrifugal figure in the burgeoning music scene of central North Carolina. Through his behind-the-scenes work as an audio engineer, recording, mixing, and mastering both for local musicians and musicians around the country, he is a key force of all the invisible parts that go into music production. But with his sixth full length album Glossolalia, Max Gowan is taking a step out from the background, delving into personal and intimate themes for his new full length album. He indicates that this is a noticeable shift thematically – an intentional movement away from the muted or covert storytelling, and a direct effort to be more visible and transparent, even biographical, in his songwriting. The 25-year-old native of Raleigh, North Carolina has a long list to show for his music production accomplishments, and now his attention to detail and audio craftsmanship shines through on an album with production credits all his own. Gowan’s richness in texture and soundscapes will often crown him as your favorite musician’s favorite musician – the talent and dexterity instrumentality and the obvious knowledge of production uplift this project.

Despite the titular implication of Glossolalia, the album’s lyrics are ironically direct and often vulnerably so. The rhyming couplets, especially regarding sinister themes, pair with Gowan’s smooth voice to make these statements: “All they’re going to do/ Is make a jackal out of you”, he sings on the album’s opening track. And this dissonance between the sweetness of the vocals and the lyrical content is one of the album’s many consistent features. Recruiting local friends and musicians to help, the LP balances strings, horns, synths, and guitar gracefully, using texture to give dynamics and sturdiness to the songs. If there is a special talent in not being overstated about your talent, Max Gowan has it. It’s there, under the surface – the pop sensibilities and thoughtfully, intricately-woven instrumentality. The reason that at his shows, the crowds know the words. All of the small parts of Glossolalia make it lush and wide open, a huge sound coming from a small city. – Caroline White

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“surf-wop tweedly donk garage pop n porridge,” “Sweet tunes for sweet people”

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