Christy & Emily and Tom Brosseau @ Monarch Berlin | Sunday, 23.03.2014

Experimental folk-pop duo Christy & Emily is comprised of Christy Edwards, a self-taught indie-rock guitarist and Emily Manzo, a classically trained pianist. The duo began writing music together after their band with Walter Martin of The Walkmen dissolved. Since their 2006 debut on The Social Registry, they have toured in the US and extensively in Europe. Over many years Christy & Emily have forged a songwriting style that melds haunting vocal harmonies with jagged guitar swells and vintage electric piano/organ dreaminess.

Christy & Emily | Kings & Monsters

In their more subtle formation as a duo, Erik Satie’s First Gymnopédie does not feel out of place during a surprise appearance in their tune “Lover’s Talk.” In Christy & Emily’s music, we find unconventional rockers with Brazilian baiao rhythms seated in a psychedelic netherworld, suicide ballads invoking the sordid tales in the Harry Smith Anthology and chords borrowed from Schumann and Liszt with a chorus that nods to Brian Wilson. For the latest album and tours, they have built up their sound by adding Peter Kerlin (Chris Forsyth, Source of Yellow) on bass and Kristin Mueller (Gloria Deluxe, Cynthia Hopkins) on drums.

Christy & Emily | Firefly

Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota. He comes from a working family with a musical background, though none have received formal training. His grandmother Lillian Uglem taught him the acoustic guitar while he was in grade school. Tom Brosseau has toured with John Doe, Juliana Hatfield, PJ Harvey, and his songs have been covered by such acts as Chris Thile, Mice Parade, Silje Nes, Emily & Christy. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Christy & Emily and Tom Brosseau

Sunday, 23 March 2014 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg | |

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