Courtney Barnett
  • Courtney Barnett

Grog Shop presents Courtney Barnett (solo)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020  |  Doors at 7:00 p.m. / Show at 7:30 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

Tickets $30–$35

Tickets on sale Friday, September 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. / 216-321-5588

Grog Shop presents Courtney Barnett (solo) at Gartner Auditorium in Cleveland Museum of Art with special guest Hachiku

Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. With countless awards in her home of Australia as well as Grammy and BRIT nominations, fawning press, and adoring audiences, Barnetts rise to global prominence feels both unprecedented and important.

Music fans have rarely witnessed the breathless acclaim and superlatives that comprised reviews of Barnetts debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.” Rolling Stone praised her as one of the sharpest, most original songwriters around—at any level, in any genre . . . a self-strafing humorist á la Lena Dunham whos also a Dylan-style word ninja. The year 2017 saw the release of the wonderful album Lotta Sea Lice, an introspective but beautiful album of duets with Kurt Vile and a gorgeous place-holder while we awaited the release of her world-weary-but-fierce sophomore solo album "Tell Me How You Really Feel.

While her lyrics continue to encompass the poetic, political, and personal, Tell Me... reveals a startling new lyrical economy. Barnetts newest songs reveal myriad layers of meaning in seemingly every line, all the while accompanied by her own face-melting guitar and one of the best rhythm sections in rock. Her increasingly unusual song structures, timbres, and moods hint at future ambition while her glorious, feedback-heavy live show has eviscerated audiences on five continents.