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Kid Tigrrr Album Release Concert

With opening support from Benjamin Liar and Brent Kirby

Saturday, September 7, 2024, 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Location: Transformer Station
$20, CMA Members $17

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About The Event

The Cleveland Museum of Art has partnered with the Cleveland Rocks’ Music Incubator Program to present an album-release concert for Cleveland’s own Kid Tigrrr. The performance will include opening support featuring Benjamin Liar and Brent Kirby as well as an original mixed media art exhibition curated by Kid Tigrrr. Doors open at 7pm with the concert beginning at 8pm. Transformer Station is located at 1460 West 29th Street (at the corner of Church Avenue), Cleveland, OH 44113.

Kid Tigrrr is the new solo project from singer-songwriter and visual artist Jenna Fournier, front woman of the shoegaze hybrid group Niights. Following two studio releases and four international tours to Japan, Fournier parted ways with her record label and ventured into audio engineering to experiment with home recording and production. Kid Tigrrr’s debut LP, Stoned and Animald, is an ethereal blend of art-rock, indie folk, and dream pop, painting lush atmospheres around her most intimate writing to date. Tackling subjects such as abuse, addiction, and mental health, the project pushes Fournier’s horizons both conceptually and sonically, landing the artist an endorsement from Reverend Guitars. Kid Tigrrr’s first self-produced single, “Shapes of Water,” began as an official pedal demo for EarthQuaker Devices and was later premiered by DKFM Shoegaze Radio. Her second single, “Scry,” is an unconventional track derivative of Slowdive’s “Machine Gun” and was released with a personal blessing from songwriter Neil Halstead. Kid Tigrrr’s third release, “Skin,” garnered attention for its universally relatable message, including a shout-out in the Guardian from the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, a long-time influence of her songwriting and sound. Kid Tigrrr also finds inspiration from Grouper, Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine, CocoRosie, Grimes, and the Cure. More info about Kid Tigrrr can be found on her Bandcamp page: https://kidtigrrr.bandcamp.com/

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Benjamin Liar is a writer, musician, filmmaker, and game designer. He has performed his music under many names and in many places and recently published a virtual reality game. His name is clearly a pseudonym, but you still shouldn’t trust anything he says. More information about Benjamin Liar and his first novel, The Failures, can be found on his website: www.benjaminliar.com.

 

Brent Kirby’s music has been called “main character” music, which is representative of the personal emotion and collective perspective he offers in his songs. His performances are reflective in nature, with the listeners often finding themselves as a catalyst in the song. On the surface Kirby’s universal lyrics are specific and at the same time deeply layered, where the audience can find a common and personal point of relation and entry into the song. His soulful voice is both unique and soothing, colored with weathered age and experience. In 2022, Kirby was voted “Best Folk” by the Cleveland Music Awards and nominated for “Best Songwriter” by the Cleveland Scene. Kirby was especially proud of the “Best Folk” award, saying, “I try hard to be a good example.” More information about Brent Kirby can be found on his website: www.brentkirby.com.

Sponsors

The 2023–24 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Musart Society. This program is made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Performing arts programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

         

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