Will Butler (of Arcade Fire)

Will Butler (of Arcade Fire)

Jo Firestone

Tue, April 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

$16 (includes $1/ticket for charity)

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Will Butler
Will Butler
Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Policy is American music-in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.

Policy was recorded in one week in Jimi Hendrix's old living room (upstairs at Electric Lady Studios). Jeremy Gara played drums; other musicians contributed woodwinds and backing vocals. Most everything else was played by Will.

The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity. The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while having conflicting feelings about its creator. No, about creation itself. But then the watch makes friends with a talking rat, and they go on hilarious adventures until it turns out that the rat was dead the whole time. With a really good credits song-I mean, the whole soundtrack is excellent. You should check it out.

Yours truly,
Memphis Slim
Blues Musician
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. She has created and host several live shows all around the city that usually fall under the genres of "low brow" and "recurring." She can be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater hosting The Incredible Game Show Showcase and The Unexpectashow and at Littlefield hosting Punderdome 3000 with her dad, Fred. You can also see Jo doing stand up in basements around the city. Hope you like basements.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138