Tour name: The New Mendicants ft. Joe Pernice & Norman Blake
PLEASE NOTE: This show has moved to the Burgess Foundation – an impressive former mill engine room with great acoustics. It’s less than a ten-minute walk from the Deaf Institute, near Cornerhouse and Oxford Road Station.
Finding themselves new neighbours in Canada, Glasgow-born Norman Blake and Joe Pernice from Massachusetts began a low-key collaboration in a Toronto tavern. Their performances were marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts. Now they bring their two-man show to the UK and Europe under the guise of The New Mendicants.
Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the 1990s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on stage, they delve into each other’s hefty back catalogues as well as their new material. They are currently working on a full-length album, which they expect to release later this year.
Support comes in the form of London-based, Edinburgh-born Blue Rose Code. Under the moniker, singer/songwriter Ross Wilson's beautiful, classic songs have been described as 'Caledonian soul'.
Price: £12.50 adv
More info: http://crd.fm/2Vz