Light In The Attic Announces 10-Year-Anniversary Concert: Rodriguez, Michael Chapman, Donnie & Joe Emerson"/>
Local label Light in the Attic announced the lineup for their 10-year-anniversary shindig yesterday and it's quite a doozy. The Seattle concert (there is also an LA edition) happens October 12th at the Showbox and features heavyweights from LITA's bread-and-butter, their catalog of mind-blowing reissues. Topping the bill is psych-folk mystery Rodriguez, the subject of the recent LITA-aided documentary Searching for Sugarman. Next, the finger-picking wizardry of English folk singer Michael Chapman, whose 1970 album Fully Qualified Survivor garnered raves when it was reissued by the label last year. Finally, the first Seattle performance by Donnie and Joe Emerson, the "rock 'n' roll farmers" and "rediscovered darlings of private press" whose 1979 DIY album Dreamin' Wild aimed to emulate the smooth stylings of '70s radio rock from a home studio on a farm in Fruitland, WA.
Ticket details and info about the concert's door prize-- a series of limited-edition 7-inches-- after the jump.
Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased through the Showbox site.
The first 200 people in the door will receive a 45 single on colored vinyl. "The series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by Light In The Attic on the A-side, plus the original version on the B-side [and] begins with Iggy Pop & Zig Zags covering Betty Davis," quoth the label. A preview of the first few:
Iggy Pop & Zig Zags
"If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" (2012) b/w Betty Davis, "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" (1973)
Sweet Tea featuring Alex Maas (The Black Angels) & Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards)
"After Laughter (Comes Tears)" (2012) b/w Wendy Rene, "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" (1964)
Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
"I'll Slip Away" (2012) b/w Rodriguez "I'll Slip Away (1967)
That Charles Bradley is a must-have. You can also pre-order the first single, Iggy Pop & Zig Zags covering Betty Davis, through the LITA site.