- June 21, 2019
- Times: Friday, June 21st 2019 at 7:00pm
- Location: The Biltmore Cabaret
- 2755 Prince Edward Street
- Vancouver, BC V5T 0A9
- Contact: Eastside Flea
Mini Mansions are the type of gang whose charm lies in their individual idiosyncrasies. A trio of partners-in-crime, best friends and brothers in all but blood, Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford's unique personalities are reflected in their third forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar... The album was recorded at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles in 2018.While all three bandmates are occupied with other gigs (notably Dawes plays inThe Last Shadow Puppets, Parkford in Arctic Monkeysand Shuman plays bass in Queens Of The Stone Age), Mini Mansions is their priority. And, for this album, Shuman relinquished his role as drummer for the first time. Drumming come courtesy of his QotSA bandmate Jon Theodore.
Guy Walks Into A Bar... is a record that examines the kind of hip-swaying rock'n'roll you'd find on a dive bar jukebox, it sounds happily disaffected by trend, time or place, like the titular joke itself. There are a hundred different kickers to that joke, but this time around the joke's on them. A guy walks into a bar only to face reality. The album has been a labour of love individually and collectively. In terms of the former, the lyrics on the record penned by singer/guitarist Shuman are the most hard-hitting, self-reflective he's ever shared, and all informed by a whirlwind relationship that's since dissipated. His ex-fiancee came into his life after one such night out, and he wrote most of the songs here contained in real time while on the road. As they reveal each stage from beginning to end, the songs change in mood and even specific setting as the relationship itself deteriorated.
Friday, June 21st 2019 at 7:00pm
The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
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2755 Prince Edward Street