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21+ | January 2019 Sunday Residency

Charlie Parr

with Tommy Santee Klaws

Sunday, January 27, 2019

7:00 pm

$10.00 ADVANCE | $12.00 DOOR


Note: $12.00 is the day of show price.


Easily confused and very shy, Charlie Parr has been traveling around performing his Resonator-fueled folk songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s in search of Spider John Koerner–whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and transformed him into the force of nature known to fans today.

Those who have been following Charlie Parr through his escapades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut. On his newest record, Dog, he digs deeper and hits those nerves quicker than ever before. In quieter moments, Parr confronts hard issues head-on, using only an acoustic guitar or banjo to light the way, then ramps up to raucous, punk-tinged soundscapes that make you want to howl at the moon.


Tommy Santee Klaws has existed in some form since 2001, conjuring miniature tornadoes around Southern California. His discography spans twelve self-released albums, a few 7-inches and one EP. Like some of the best Los Angeles new-folky type acts, Tommy Santee Klaws understands the trick of making nostalgia work both ways; into some bright future and the virtuous, murky past. Skinning the old to dress the new. A mountain of a man, with an angelic, ethereal voice, Tommy Santee Klaws’ music is twisted in dualities. Beautiful melodies meet blood-soaked lyrics, and spiritual longing is irrevocably crossed with sins of the flesh, and delicate acoustic strums are accompanied by jagged bursts of noise. For over fifteen years, Tommy’s dark but tuneful songs have been making an impact on the Los Angeles underground. He is now based in Iowa City, Iowa.