James Blake

First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

James Blake, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

09:00 PM Calendar


701 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
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Music : dubstep, electronic

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89.3 The Current presents
James Blake

First Avenue
701 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
United States

Wednesday, May 01, 2013
9:00 pm
$20.00 adv | $22.00 door

James Blake
It all started, says James Blake, with Joni Mitchell. His favorite singer and songwriter came to see him at the Troubadour in Los Angeles two years ago and hung around afterwards to talk. "She's an oracle," smiles James. "I learned a lot just from meeting her." What they talked about most was the idea of permanence — how to survive and thrive as an artist. On the flight back to London James wrote "Overgrown", the gently immense song which lends its name to his highly anticipated second album. It’s about the things that last encapsulated in the lyric, "I don't want to be a star but a stone on the shore, a lone doorframe in a war." "I think it’s the best thing I've ever written, and it's the strongest message on the album," says James. "Joni embodies the things I'm talking about. She was the spark that led to that song."

Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL was born and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. It’s a place best known as the home of top Ivy League establishment Yale University. Other than that, Lustman explains “it’s a big ghetto.” The young Lustman found himself bouncing between these two worlds, not entirely comfortable in either. “i was a shitty student,” he explains. “I barely graduated, did a lot of drugs, and ended up in rehab at 16/17. Music was my way to get out of it.” He started off playing in jazz and rock bands, but by 19 he’d decided to go it alone and named himself FaltyDL.



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