Hiss Golden Messenger

An Evening With

Hiss Golden Messenger

Monday, September 24, 2018

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

$22 Advance/$27 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

Hiss Golden Messenger
Hiss Golden Messenger
Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from
Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide
on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM
principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook,
Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee,
Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Tift Merritt, Alexandra
Sauser-Monnig, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac
McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal
harmonies.
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I’m from nowhere. That’s the way I feel about it now, right
at this moment. Music took me and made me and gave me a
purpose and I built my world with it, and now my geography
is a musical one, forever. And when I break, when I think
about running as far as I can, I remember that there is
nothing that does me like music, and I might as well be a poor
man in a world of my own device. Hallelujah anyhow.
Rhythm? I learned it over twenty years in the back of rented
vans, in attics and back rooms—hard places to get to, harder
places to get out of. And now rhythm is my clock and I live by
it. We all do. But it’ll kill you if you’re not careful. It might
kill you even if you are. Hallelujah anyhow.
I see the dark clouds. I was designed to see them. They’re the
same clouds of fear and destruction that have darkened the
world since Revelations, just different actors. But this music
is for hope. That’s the only thing I want to say about it. Love
is the only way out. I’ve never been afraid of the darkness;
it’s just a different kind of light. And if some days that belief
comes harder than others, hallelujah anyhow.
Whatcha gonna do when the wall comes down?
When the wall comes down?
What you ought to do is let it lie—let it lie
And in the gathering darkness vow to never go back
It was built by man and you can tear it down
Tear it down, tear it down
Step back, Jack, from the darkness
I’ve seen darker things than night. Hallelujah anyhow.
—M.C. Taylor, July 2017
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/