June 22, 2017
Cat’s Cradle Presents: Lake Street Dive Under the Stars at Shakori Hills Community Arts Center!
Gates Open at 6pm, Show at 7:30pm
Shakori Hills is pleased to present this show in partnership with Cat’s Cradle Productions!
*Please note: no outside beverages or coolers will be allowed. We will have beer/wine and alcohol sales tents, as well as food trucks on site for the entire event. Information about volunteer opportunities will be posted soon!
About the band: This vivid, largely acoustic,groove-driven indie pop of Boston’s Lake Street Dive is unlikely, infectious and naturally exhilarating. Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, these jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated and classically pop-obsessed songsters inject their catchy songs with an irresistible blend of abandon and precision.
Review from Rolling Stone Magazine about their newest album, Side Pony:
“With the title track to Lake Street Dive’s latest LP – surely the greatest coiffure anthem since Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” – frontwoman Rachael Price coins a fresh double-entendre for a down-low lover, rhyming “You’ve been in my stable” with “I see you whenever I’m able” while boldly venturing, “Who doesn’t love a side pony?!,” all while leaving room for dirty-minded lexicographers to have a go at the word “scrunchie” in the process.
Bravo to them, and double for Price’s spectacularly husky alto, still the keystone of a young band steeped in Motown grooves, Muscle Shoals soul, Beatles melodies, Beach Boys harmonies, and pop divas from Dusty Springfield to Amy Winehouse to Adele. The retro vibe rules, captured with gleaming accuracy by producer Dave Cobb, Nashville’s roots-music it-guy (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell). If it sometimes feels a bit calculated, it’s still pretty irresistible, and best when the crew disrupts the illusion of AM radio in the 1960s, when few commercial DJs would’ve dared to play a song titled “Hell Yeah,” even if it was this good.”