Octave, 611 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, Buy Tickets
Marco Benenvento is on tour in April, including a stop at Octave Bar in Covington, KY on Friday, April 13. He’ll be touring in support of his latest release, Woodstock Sessions, as well as a 10th anniversary reissue of his debut solo album, Invisible Baby, via his label Royal Potato Family.
Woodstock Sessions was recorded in one single take at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY in front of a sold out studio audience this past Summer. The track-listing spans Benevento’s entire catalog. He and his band—Karina Rykman on bass and Andy Borger on drums—perform the entire 22-minute “The Story of Fred Short” suite from last year’s studio album of the same name, while “Greenpoint” from 2010’s Between Needles & Nightfall, as well as “At The Show” from Swift, are also presented.
For more than a decade, Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work with studio albums and live performances that connect the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell—a union of pulsating dance rock energy with quirky, earthy songwriting to match.
Benevento’s previous studio LP, The Story of Fred Short, and this companion live release, Woodstock Sessions, mark some of his finest and most adventurous work to date. “Reminiscent of Dr. John’s New Orleans psychedelia and piano chops with a hint of Father John Misty’s general coolness, Marco Benevento brings something very unique to the modern pop world,” wrote The Wild Honey Pie, while theLA Times declared, “Benevento continues to straighten his twisted sound into the guise of an indie-rock singer-songwriter, harnessing his inventive sonic palette into rewardingly bite-size pop songs that touch on disco and soul.”
April 11 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works*
April 12 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern*
April 13 – Covington, KY – Octave Bar
April 14 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
April 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founder’s Brewing
April 21 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
May 3 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s (late night)
May 5 – New Orleans, LA – Blue Nile (late night)
May 17 – Hamden, CT – Outer Ballroom
May 18 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S ArtSpace
*w/ Caroline Rose