WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 9pm – MUSIC – $5 COVER – BYOB
CALEB PAUL PRESENTS
Elephant Micah is music by southern Indiana based singer and sound recordist, Joseph O’Connell. Taking cues from 1970s songcraft (Townes Van Zandt, Joni Mitchell) as well as midwestern lo-fi rock (Guided by Voices), Elephant Micah has gradually built a cult audience over a decade of do-it-yourself releases and tours.
“At certain points on [Elephant Micah and the Loud Guitars], Indiana’s Elephant Micah sound a lot like the kind of basement wave psychedelia that made up the bulk of the Boston Twisted Village label throughout the 90s… At others they sound a little closer to twig pickers like Alasdair Roberts, Gene Clark and Richard Buckner. It’s a nice mix and the whole thing is executed with such primitive èlan and lack of concern for fidelity that it makes for a real endearing listen… a beautiful slice of narcoleptic folk that captures the lugubrious nothing-to-do feel of late summer days as well as the slow motion dance of dust in a ray of sunlight.” – David Keenan, The Wire
“Joe O’Connell has consisted churned out some of the best folk rock music out there.” – Beyond Brooklyn
“Like Townes Van Zandt without the whiskey bottle.” – Jason Molina, Magnolia Electric Company