Ha Ha Tonka
Hellmouth drummer Mike Reilly and The Spring Standards multi-instrumentalist/singer James Cleare catalyzed the group to stretch simple themes into sonic dimensions with dynamic results.In Everything, the intro and choruses are conspicuously optimistic, with a chest-expanding joy tailor-made for the opening credits of any Pixar movie ever made. The verses replete with galloping snare and foggy keyboards mingle landscapes from Tom Pettys earnest heartlands and Jeff Lynnes complex stratospheres. The song delves into vivid-but-dust gathering memories of fond days past (fireworks show on the fourth of July meeting your daughter for the very first time) only to reinforce the guiding mantra of the future (I hope it was everything you thought it would be).Along the journey there are moments of nostalgia and indie rock balladry, like on Race to the Bottom, which brings to mind a Midwestern incarnation of TV on the Radio. All with You brings together HHTs signature acoustic instrumentation with atmospheric synth out of the Phosphorescent handbook. Deeper within theres Southern rock and jangly revelry (Arkansas), and signature, bigger-than-life Tonk (Height of My Fears). Experiences and textures blend together and stack up like the pages of a book. If you take the analogy further, this is their autobiographical magnum opus.Ha Ha Tonka formed in 2004, when four friends from the Ozarks of Missouri started playing music together. They recorded four critically acclaimed albums, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on Anthony Bourdains No Reservations. Through it all, the individuals made friends, found love, some members got married, some had kids. Especially now, theres a maturity in being able to assess lifes scenery and look toward the future. And theres something altogether more powerful in making others want to feel the same exact way. After all, Heart-Shaped Mountain has the power to overcome.
- Start:November 10, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM
- End:November 10, 2018 Time: 11:59 PM
- Where:Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States, 19348
- Event Type: Family
- Ticket Price:N/A