Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Presents

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Austin Stirling

Thu, August 31, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The HI-FI

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
In September 2016, Slim Cessna's Auto Clubis releasing its new album The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been twenty-four years since Slim Cessnaparted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna's Auto Club with a group of talented peers. Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well-worn modes of operating for the new record. Wallace Stengermay have captured the spirit of the west in his 1971 novel Angle of Repose. Jim Thompson surely exposed the lurid underbelly of the Western experience. Cormac McCarthy definitely evoked the conflicted, tortured spirit of small town life on the frontier. William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor informed all of them with a humor and soulfulness. It is that literary tradition that imbues the harrowing and celebratory sound and riveting stories of SlimCessna's Auto Club. And for a full twenty years it was largely in that realm of art that the Auto Club reveled and garnered a loyal cult following well beyond the boundaries of The Queen City of the Plains.But no band can be satisfied with treading the same territory that it helped to define forever. The Commandments According to SCAC, will be the first full length album of original material released on the Auto Club's own imprint, SCACUNINCORPORATED. The title evokes the themes of cosmic punishment and redemption that have served the band's songwriting engine so well in the past. But this set of songs sounds more hopeful and expansive, a quality that was always there but this time out the brighter sides of the songwriting are emphasized. Hints of this saw early full-flown expression on 2008's Cipherand Unentitledfrom 2011. With The Commandments, however, the Auto Club seems to step forward into the promise of its own possibilities. It remains capable of the heady darkness and celebratory intensity with which it made its name. Now that charmingly dusky and spare sound breathes with a color and delicacy of feeling that perhaps sat in the background in times past. Maybe it's partly due to the greater creative contributions from longtime collaborator Rebecca Vera and The Peeleror the inclusion of upright bass player Ian O'Dougherty. But the core of the band's songwriting and sound is anchored firmly in the vision of Slim,Munly Munlyand Lord Dwight Pentacost.Whatever the true source of this transformation, The CommandmentsAccording to SCAC sounds like a band marshalling its creative inspiration to mark out a new chapter of its existence. When you get to see the Auto Club tour following the album's release, you'll get to see an already mighty band reinvigorated by this new spirit as well as by the fire that has long burned in its collective belly.
Austin Stirling
Austin Stirling
Austin Stirling is a singer and a songwriter with various sounds up his sleeve. Austin is formerly known from touring over the last several years as “The Hangdog Hearts”. Changing direction to embrace variety and branch out from primarily playing in the roots Americana scene. Austin’s venture to be seen as a soloist is to encompass his love of blues, blue grass, old country, and roots music. You will see revolving members in each of his projects where he is the heart and constant core piece. His mesmeric vocals, banjo and guitar can be heard throughout all of his records. In his latest project you will hear an eclectic blend of all the styles where he has written, played and recorded each individual part. Austin works with a slew of brilliant musicians to bring to life the music he has pumping through his veins.
Venue Information:
The HI-FI
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.hifiindy.com/