If a musically diverse evening is what you desire, MOTR Pub has got you covered. Anna Burch, Fred Thomas, and Common Holly are performing Wednesday, October 10.
Anna Burch is a bummer pop singer/songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. She sang in Frontier Ruckus and Failed Flowers before releasing her debut solo album, Quit the Curse, this year. If you’re into artists like Soccer Mommy or Lucy Dacus, you’ll love Burch’s album. The record disguises itself as upbeat, but dark themes are laced throughout. Her strong, but gentle vocals really complement the generally sad lyrical content across its nine tracks. After spending years as a supporting performer, Quit the Curse is proof Anna Burch was meant to lead.
Fred Thomas is difficult to pin down to a genre. Thomas; from Ann Arbor, Michigan; has released a lot of music over the years. Most recently he put out Aftering just last month. This record’s style was influenced by Neil Young’s On the Beach. It goes from quick, radio-friendly songs to more drawn-out long-form pieces. Anna Burch and members of Common Holly also appear on the album, so you could look at this show as a reunion of sorts.
Common Holly (AKA Brigitte Nagger) is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. Common Holly released its album, Playing House, last year. It mixes your standard guitar, piano, and drums with violin and cello for a more classical sound; complementing Nagger’s sad lyrics and soothing vocals.
Be at MOTR Pub by 9:30 p.m. to make sure you don’t miss any of these great artists. The show is free so there’s really no reason not to be there. This is a show you don’t want to sit out.
Where: MOTR Pub in OTR
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 9:30 p.m.
How much: Free