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2nd Shift Concert: Marissa Nadler

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Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

154 Moody Street

Waltham, MA 02453

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The performance begins at 8:00; doors open 30 minutes prior.

MARISSA NADLER

For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work.

In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone. They are the unified voice of this record, the titular “strangers.”

This sense of “end times” is exemplified by the sparse, piano-driven opener “Divers of the Dust.” Written utilizing a Dadaist cut-up technique (popularized by David Bowie and William S. Burroughs), Nadler layers hypnagogic imagery of waves pulling cities into the ocean over a very personal tale of longing.

Once again partnered with July producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain) Nadler has created a new album equal in sonic quality to the apocalyptic lyrical tone that covers its 44 minutes. In places her voice and guitar play off subsonic synths, while elsewhere, as in “Katie I Know,” a pulsing drumbeat launches the song off into an intense, confrontational place. “Janie in Love” is another full-band highlight, marrying the album’s most allegorically primal lyrics to the melodic hooks that makes Nadler one of the best songwriters working today.

WEBSITE: https://www.marissanadler.com/

www.marissanadler.com/tourdates

For more information on Melissa Nadler and other 2nd Shift artists, please visit the Charles River Museum webpage: https://www.charlesrivermuseum.org/second-shift-music-series/

For those 21+, your first beverage (beer or wine) is included in the ticket price. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages for all.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event admission is all ages. For beer and wine service, you must be 21+ with valid proof of age presented upon entry to the Museum.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is NO Museum Visitor parking at the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill facility where we are located. We ask that you use the nearby public parking facilities.

Maps and directions to both the Museum Visitor Entrance and Parking can be found here: http://bit.ly/2d1en4D

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please feel free to call us at 781-893-5410. Museum staff hours vary during the week, but someone will be available to answer any calls the day of the show.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, we do not need to verify identity upon presentation of the ticket.


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