American Catastrophe / Painted Saints / Christian Williams
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- Categories: Rock
- Event posted: July 6, 2009
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 9 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $5 - $7
- Age limit: 18+
Kansas City band American Catastrophe sounds a bit like a scene in a David Lynch movie where something bad is about to happen: woozy guitars pick out minor chords, cymbals crash, and a commanding baritone chants "hang 'em high." The macabre dirge evokes the moody pathos of performers like Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Marc Ribot. All this and a woozy glaze of reverb glistens like a freshly sharpened pitchfork on the group's album "Broken Bone Choir," which they'll perform selections from tonight along with new material.