Mat Kearney • Atlas Genius • indie rock, alternative

Friday Oct 5, 2018

622 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Cost:

$27

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

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Mat Kearney @ The Historic El Rey Theater

The Complex Presents

Mat Kearney
CRAZYTALK Fall 2018 Tour

Special Guest
Atlas Genius

Doors: 7:00 PM

AGES: All Ages
DATE: Friday October 5th, 2018
PRICE: $26.50 Adv + Fees

See also: Show Up!

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Mat Kearney
Dylan Reyes

Crooner Mat Kearney strums simple yet expressive chord progressions and sings—or sometimes flows—about life and all its complexities in an earthy, sometimes lilting tone. That upbeat, comes-from-cool-Califas style has grown in popularity over the years, but basically it’s the same winsome formula employed by folky vocalist-songwriter-strummers like Jack Johnson and John Mayer. Hippies dig this sound and have since Donovan was at his height, filling the world with mellow yellow and children’s songs writ large in the vernacular of popular folk rock. Sometime in the distant future another rock critic will take up where I have left off, adding the name of yet another of these sunny delights to the rocanrol pantheon—in the meantime you can check out Kearney when he jams at the Historic El Rey Theater (622 Central Ave. SW) on Friday, Oct. 5. Like many of his peers, Mat fits in better with the country side of things and sometimes his new work echoes the current trend of plaintive confessionalism so ever-popular in the C/W canon. The truth is out there, in other words, as long as you don’t mind it coming in precious fits and starts. A for realz band from down under—not the Chats, though that would be amaze balls—is supporting Kearney’s Crazytalk Tour. They’re called Atlas Genius and they have a decidedly sparse electro flavor that is nuanced by the rock guitar sounds of lead guitarist Keith Jeffery. 8pm • $27 to $37 • All-Ages (13+).

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