Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Minors -21 permitted with parent or legal guardianhttp://www.aladdin-theater.com/event/159299/
The 27-year-old South Londoner, Patrick Wolf, has released a compelling and diverse body of work over 4 albums since his 2003 debut. And now comes his brand new album "Lupercalia" which is already being hailed as his best work yet. The relentless exuberance of his music moves effortlessly with the breathless surge that only the best and most enduring pop songs display. The UK Observer calls Wolf, "Britain's most innovative, radical and creative pop star." It seems Lady Gaga is not alone in joining the cognoscenti who have known all along that Patrick Wolf is not just an insanely gifted artist, but someone who is now ready for the mainstream, albeit under his own terms.
Woodpigeon was coined in 2005 to shelter a revolving cast of Mark Hamilton’s musician comrades as they coalesced around his first songs. Since then, five full-length albums and at least a dozen other recordings have been released into the wild under the Woodpigeon banner. Hamilton, sometimes with guests but often alone, has toured Europe and North America alongside several artists (including Withered Hand, Jose Gonzalez, Iron & Wine, Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene, and Calexico), and been on the bill at a few festivals (Sled Island, The End of the Road, Haldern Pop, Field Day, Pop Montreal). The Woodpigeon entity has been involved in theatrical, cinematic, and performance events and featured on productions by many purveyors of fine musical exposure (CBC Radio, BBC, Radio France, Le Blogotheque, Black Cab Sessions, Bandstand Busking, Southern Souls, XFM and more). In 2010, Woodpigeon completed its first residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. While all of this has been wonderful, Hamilton wishes with all his heart that Woodpigeon could have had a Peel Session. Alas.