IKE REILLY'S SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
Beginning March 2, Ike Reilly will hold a three month residency of the Twin Cities at the 7th St Entry in Minneapolis and the Turf Club in St Paul. The Ike Reilly Assassination will perform two Saturdays each month through Memorial Day weekend, including a very intimate solo show at the Icehouse on April 27.
The IRA will be debuting material from their explosive new record, which is to be released later this year. Ike Reilly’s Saturday Night Special will give the Twin Cities a chance to hear it first and hear it often, and it will give The IRA a chance work out live arrangements of the new material. The shows will feature musical guests from the Twin Cities and elsewhere and a great assortment of support acts.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 2
7th St Entry
$15.00 / 18+ / 9:00pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
$15.00 / 21+ / 8:00pm
Hard luck stories. Everybody's got them or heard them, but it takes a special mind and wit to share them with the lyrical dexterity and aplomb that have become the hallmarks (and trademarks) of Ike Reilly's critically-lauded records. Reilly's a raconteur; to be sure, his songs ache and explode with a gritty realism to which everyone can relate on some level. His latest solo offering, entitled Hard Luck Stories - a more groove-oriented and melodic album than previous recordings - is a combination of corroded R & B, furious punk-blues, lounge-pop and classic rock, all laced with giant choruses.
Even in light of the melodic assault of Hard Luck Stories, it is the stories themselves that make this Reilly's most accessible recording to date. The tales, while unique to Reilly in the telling, paint a darkly humorous yet accurate picture of the universal compromise and struggle felt by many folks in America right now - people like the frazzled high school kid who's competing for summer jobs and girls with his ex-coach, the compromising single father who loses custody of his little girl as he goes down for growing weed in their home, the young woman doing the best she can for her war veteran brother as he inadvertently terrorizes their community, and the indie rocker trying to sing a song that finally makes a little money. Hard Luck Stories once again establishes Reilly as the premier storyteller, dark humorist and unique character in rock and roll. The lines between reality and fiction, and between narrator and character, have always been blurry with Reilly, but never more so than on Hard Luck Stories.