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Wednesday

21 August @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£16.00
Wednesday Brighton

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14+ only, no refunds for incorrectly purchased tickets. Includes a £1 booking fee.
£16.00
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Wednesday Brighton

Wednesday play Brighton at Chalk on 21st August 2024! Get tickets from 10am on 7th December with only a £1 booking fee above or from Seetickets.

A Wednesday song is a quilt. A short story collection, a half-memory, a patchwork of portraits of the American south, disparate moments that somehow make sense as a whole. Karly Hartzman, the songwriter/vocalist/guitarist at the helm of the project, is a story collector as much as she is a storyteller: a scholar of people and one-liners. Rat Saw God, the Asheville quintet’s new and best record, is ekphrastic but autobiographical and above all, deeply empathetic. Across the album’s ten tracks Hartzman, guitarist MJ Lenderman, bassist Margo Shultz, drummer Alan Miller, and lap/pedal steel player Xandy Chelmis build a shrine to minutiae. Half-funny, half-tragic dispatches from North Carolina unfurling somewhere between the wailing skuzz of Nineties shoegaze and classic country twang, that distorted lap steel and Hartzman’s voice slicing through the din.

Rat Saw God is an album about riding a bike down a suburban stretch in Greensboro while listening to My Bloody Valentine for the first time on an iPod Nano, past a creek that runs through the neighborhood riddled with broken glass bottles and condoms, a front yard filled with broken and rusted car parts, a lonely and dilapidated house reclaimed by kudzu. Four Lokos and rodeo clowns and a kid who burns down a corn field. Roadside monuments, church marquees, poppers and vodka in a plastic water bottle, the shit you get away with at Jewish summer camp, strange sentimental family heirlooms at the thrift stores. The way the South hums alive all night in the summers and into fall, the sound of high school football games, the halo effect from the lights polluting the darkness. It’s not really bright enough to see in front of you, but in that stretch of inky void – somehow – you see everything.

But the thing about Rat Saw God – and about any Wednesday song, really – is you don’t necessarily even need all the references to get it, the weirdly specific elation of a song that really hits. Yeah, it’s all in the details – how fucked up you got or get, how you break a heart, how you fall in love, how you make yourself and others feel seen – but it’s mostly the way those tiny moments add up into a song or album or a person. https://www.wednesday.band

Plus support

Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
09122023 – John Otway. Lewes Con Club
12122024 – CIVIC. The Hope & Ruin
13122023 – Modern Nature. Lewes Con Club
13122023 – Porridge Radio. The Hope & Ruin
18012024 – JMahon. The Prince Albert
21012024 – John Craigie. The Prince Albert
30012024 – John Francis Flynn. Concorde 2
31012024 – John J Presley. The Prince Albert
01022024 – Kaia Kater. Folklore
07022024 – Mickey Callisto. The Folklore Rooms
11022024 – Meagre Martin. The Hope & Ruin
13022024 – Jeff Rosenstock. Chalk
18022024 – Michael Cera Palin. The Hope & Ruin
18022024 – Meadow Meadow. The Prince Albert
20022024 – Pip Blom. Chalk
21022024 – CIEL. The Hope & Ruin
23022024 – JOHN. Concorde 2
27022024 – Jordan Mackampa. Chalk
01032024 – Shelf Lives. The Prince Albert
01032024 – Trust Fund. Green Door Store
06032024 – Beans on Toast. Chalk
08032024 – Lime Garden. Chalk
13032024 – Donny Benét. Chalk
14032024 – Bull. Green Door Store
15032024 – Grace Petrie. Concorde 2
20032024 – The John Martyn Project. Komedia
13042024 – Warrington Runcorn New Town Development Plan. Komedia
16042024 – Jim Moray. The Prince Albert
18042024 – Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom of The Burning Hell. The Hope & Ruin
21042024 – Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash. Lewes Con Club
28042024 – Focus. Lewes Con Club
01052024 – Jane Weaver. Concorde 2
29052024 – The Lovely Eggs. Chalk
15062024 – The Reds, The Pinks, The Purples. The Hope & Ruin
21082024 – Wednesday. Chalk

Accessibility:
Fully accessible venue, disabled toilet at the back. Ask bar for assistance. Entrance for wheelchairs at the back of the venue. Toilets gender neutral on some nights. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. Wheelchair area, and sofa at the side for seating, but depending on how many people are in it may affect the viewing.

Wednesday Brighton

Wednesday Brighton

Details

Date:
21 August
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£16.00

Venue

Chalk
Pool Valley
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NJ United Kingdom
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