Joseph Arthur performs at City Winery on Dec. 29, 2018 (Photo by David LaMason)
Joseph Arthur is one of those songwriters that seems to have an unlimited tap of creativity. He’s an artist both visually in terms of his paintings and also in terms of his poetry and song craft. Oh, and he’s created more than 20 albums with the likes of T-Bone Burnett, Peter Gabriel, Peter Buck, Ben Harper (seriously, I could go on for some time here) and there’s no hint of him slowing anytime soon. He gave us a taste of his new work at DC’s City Winery on Saturday.
Arthur Buck tears it up at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
As the story goes, Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck (REM, Filthy Friends, The Minus 5) met up through a mutual friend in Mexico and put together what would become the new debut for their new project, Arthur Buck — but if you think about it, this was something preordained for some time. For years, the two have traveled in similar circles, Joseph even opened for R.E.M. back in the early 2000s. They melded together in their love for rock ‘n’ roll at Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.
Arthur Buck (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck have teamed for Arthur Buck, performing at Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Sept. 21.
Eyelids (Photo by John Clark)
Eyelids, consisting of members of The Decemberists, Guided by Voices, and Elliot Smith Band, released Or, their second full-length album, in May via Jealous Butcher Records and Schizophonic Records. The power pop quintet is touring with a show at Black Cat on Sunday, Nov. 19.