SESSIONS :: JON AUER + ISAAC ALEXANDER
Capitol View Studio presents an evening with Jon Auer, the co-founder/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist of the Posies, along with Isaac Alexander as part of their June Sessions at South on Main. Show begins at 8 pm. Purchase advance tickets for $10 or pay $15 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee you a seat. To reserve a table, please call (501) 244-9660.
ABOUT JON AUER
A critically-acclaimed solo artist, Jon Auer is also the co-founder/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist of the Posies and was a member of the reformed Big Star for 17 years (until Alex Chilton's untimely passing in 2010). Auer has toured the world over in support of his much-praised solo release, Songs From The Year Of Our Demise, and his one-man show is entrancing and intimately entertaining, songs and stories side by side.
Auer has produced and/or mixed records for the likes of You Am I, Redd Kross, and Spiral Stairs (of Pavement) and the Sub Pop label and also performed on William Shatner's Has Been album (produced by Ben Folds).Former Beatle Ringo Starr even covered one of Auer's compositions ("Golden Blunders") and Auer's haunting "Lady Sweet" (sung by Auer) was the lead track from the Big Star record In Space. Auer is prominently featured in the 2017 Big Star movie Thank You Friends: Big Star's Third Live…and More.
About Songs From The Year Of Our Demise
“Startling (and liberating), a brilliant inversion of pop routine” – UNCUT (4/5)
“One of the best albums of the year…August, melodic and heart wrenching” – AMPLIFIER
"The most arresting songwriting of Auer's career…this is Jon Auer at his best."- UNDER THE RADAR (8/10)
"A confessional and delicately nuanced solo album." – THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Better even than his contributions to last year’s Posies and Big Star albums, Demise displays the sort of pop classicism that Auer excels at.... pain framed by such unerring, uplifting melodies that you almost hope, selfishly, that heartbreak will visit him each time he sits down to write."- HARP
"Each song carries a strong, distinct melody, as if someone built an entire Brill Building in Auer’s head...Auer rides his juxtaposition of soaring form and searing content into pop transcendence.”
– POP MATTERS (8/10)
"The Posies released Every Kind Of Light last year, but its excellence has already been surpassed by Auer's solo full-length debut.... He's emerged with what could be his sharpest, most memorable work since Frosting On The Beater." – THE ONION
"Auer's first proper solo LP after a long career is a total surprise.... A conceptual, soulful record - but with a prickly, smarting underside. What you do get is something akin to a watershed LP....a counter-spell you can’t escape… This could be 2006's sleeper LP, this thicket of thorns lurking beneath a beauteous rose"
- THE BIG TAKEOVER (#2 on Jack Rabid's Top 40 picks)
ABOUT ISAAC ALEXANDER
Isaac Alexander has been playing, writing, and recording in Little Rock since 1999 and has put out a total of twelve records under various band names—Big Silver, The Easys, Molten Lava, Greers Ferry to name a few. He's played drums in the legendary Little Rock band, The Boondogs and has played and recorded with a number of local artists, including The Salty Dogs, Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth, Cosby, The Big Cats, Jonathan Wilkins, Jesse Aycock, Chris Micheals, and Jim Mize.
The last few years Alexander has been working on solo albums with his friends. He has so far released See Thru Me and Antivenin Suite and is working on a third record presently. See Thru Me was No. 6 on the Arkansas Times Music Poll's best Arkansas albums list.
ABOUT CAPITOL VIEW
Capitol View Studio LLC is located at 120 S. Cross in the West End of downtown Little Rock, AR and is a full production recording studio. Owner, Bryan Frazier, is a working visual artist with a background in art education and music production and is an award-winning singer/songwriter and video producer.
Engineer and producer, Mark Colbert, is the primary audio engineer for Capitol View Studio. Mark is an experienced producer, engineer and professional session drummer. Colbert has spent many years working in professional studios in Los Angeles and has performed and recorded with Grammy award-winning artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette among many others.
CVS artists include: John Burnette, Townsend, Mark Currey, SUMOKEM, Jeff Matika, Dazz & Brie among many others. Capitol View Studio is one of central Arkansas’s fastest growing full production studios with Little Rock's largest live room for recording that's like no other.