Concert Pick: Olden Yolk @ DC9 (5/19/19)

Olden Yolk
Olden Yolk (Photo Credit: John Andrews)

DC9 will be a buzz with the indie rock of Olden Yolk on May 19th. Be there.

Olden Yolk is comprised of songwriters Shane Butler and Caity Shaffer, who started this project in 2012 as a creative outlet while touring as members of other bands.

Their first album (released in 2018) came together from an exercise they concocted to write a poem to each other every day.

Their second album, Living Theatre out on May 17th, was recorded in three months. This time the inspiration came from the experimental thespian movement in New York of the same name, where actors create an experience of communal expression.

“Distant Episode” is a chilling, subdued song, and is named after a Paul Bowles story about a linguist whose tongue is cut off. Bleak but beautiful.

“Cotton & Cane” is much more lively in sound, yet digs into a conversation that Shane had with his father, who passed away just before they began recording Living Theatre.

Come for the melodies, stay for the communal expression with fellow concertgoers.

Get your tickets here.

Tickets are $12. Doors open at DC9 at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm. Openers rea Bottled Up and Reed Appleseed.

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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