Kevin Morby

The Bell House Summer Series at Industry City

Kevin Morby

Cut Worms (solo)

Thursday · June 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25

This event is 21 and over

Please note this event will be held at Courtyard 1/2 at Industry City and not at The Bell House

Kevin Morby
Kevin Morby
Kevin Morby has been a fixture in the Brooklyn music scene since the early 2000s. He launched a solo career in 2013 with the release of “Harlem River”, which the Kansas City native and new Los Angeles resident, calls “an homage to New York City,” his adopted home for the for five years. His most recent release, City Music, finds Morby exploring similar themes of solitude, but this time framed by a window of an uptown apartment that looks down upon an international urban landscape "exposed like a giant bleeding wound."
The Bell House Summer Series at Industry City
The Bell House Summer Series at Industry City
The Bell House Summer Series, produced by City Farm Presents, brings 4 months of concerts, comedy, brews & bocce to Courtyard 1/2 at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Cut Worms (solo)
Cut Worms is the nom de plume of Max Clarke, assumed while studying illustration at Chicago's Columbia College.

Clarke didn't necessarily seek out a life as fulltime musician. Before releasing music under the moniker of Cut Worms, Clarke went to school for illustration with the idea of a sensible career in graphic design, then took on a string of handy-man type odd jobs. Still, songwriting - that semi-secret practice Clarke had been cultivating since the age of 12 - kept gnawing at him. It was the only sort of work that didn't feel like work. Plus, if there's ever a time to do something as unreliable, unrealistic, and imprudent as throwing yourself wholly into music, might as well be done when you're in your twenties.

A number of songs that make up his LP, Hollow Ground, bloomed from his time in Chicago during period of driven creativity. In particular, "Like Going Down Sideways" and "Don't Want To Say Good-Bye" find new life on Hollow Ground, polished from their initial appearances on Cut Worms' 2017 introductory Alien Sunset EP. Both still fizzle with a lo-fi 60s sound, but cleaned up, they gleam.

The remainder of Hollow Ground was written in Clarke's current home in Brooklyn, where he still home-demos songs. The record was recorded partially in Los Angeles at the home studio of Foxygen's Jonathan Rado, and partially in New York with Jason Finkel at Gary's Electric. Clarke, who plays keyboards, bass, and lap steel in addition to his main guitar, handled most of the instrumentation across the set. He explains he's always strove toward a specific musical aesthetic, and Hollow Ground marks the closest he's gotten to hitting it thus far.
Venue Information:
Industry City Courtyard 1/2
274 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11232
http://industrycity.com/