Dave Graney

Dave Graney and the mistLY with Special Guests

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/12/2017
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Location
Fly By Night Musicians Club

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Dave Graney returns to Perth with his band the mistLY, featuring drummer Clare Moore.

Dave Graney and drummer Clare Moore played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. They then played with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997. Then the Royal Dave Graney Show and Lurid Yellow Mist. Now it’s the mistLY. Graney and Moore joined by Stuart Perera (guitar since 1998) and Stu Thomas (bass since 2004). dave graney and the mistLY.

Don’t miss this career-spanning set at Fremantle’s iconic Fly By Night Musician’s Club.

Special Guest Em Burrows

Tickets $20 + booking fee

“Perhaps the distinguishing feature of Graney’s music in comparison to the aforementioned groups is a distinct, if relative, lack of darkness and alienated angst. Graney, rather (particularly in the post-Moodist period), has created a niche that is absolutely unique.

Free from any trace of the confessional, he creates vignettes that range from absurdist to deeply moving — often both — mingling wry social observation with a humor that perfectly threatens to stray, but never finally crosses the line, into novelty. One aspect of Graney’s distinctness — and distinction — is the very persona-ness of his persona (beginning with costume; from safari suits to Tom of Finland leathers, deadly serious camp is a trademark).

Unlike so many other front men, Graney isn’t performing faux-transgressively as the typical dysfunctional rock star, drug-addled, sexually voracious, yet constantly heartbroken — but rather transgresses that same transgression through the obviously conscious adoption of a kitsch that is tongue-in-cheek, but wherein the illusion nonetheless remains firmly unbroken. It’s an act that is postmodern but never pretentious, both distancing and deeply endearing, especially when combined with his obvious lyrical smarts.”

One aspect of Graney’s distinctness — and distinction — is the very persona-ness of his persona (beginning with costume; from safari suits to Tom of Finland leathers, deadly serious camp is a trademark).

Unlike so many other front men, Graney isn’t performing faux-transgressively as the typical dysfunctional rock star, drug-addled, sexually voracious, yet constantly heartbroken — but rather transgresses that same transgression through the obviously conscious adoption of a kitsch that is tongue-in-cheek, but wherein the illusion nonetheless remains firmly unbroken.

It’s an act that is postmodern but never pretentious, both distancing and deeply endearing, especially when combined with his obvious lyrical smarts.”

Rowan Savage- TINY MIXTAPES (Online US mag)

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