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Ladder to the Moon Festival

Shakey Graves

Abraham Alexander

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: 21+ (Under 21 allowed with parent or guardian)    

Tickets cost $39 in advance, $44 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

This is a standing room only show. A limited number of ADA compliant tickets are available. 

The Bridge outdoor venue is a unique, open-air space with mountains on one side and an award-winning brewery on the other. The show will be held rain or shine. 21+ (unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian).

The prehistory of Shakey Graves exists in two overstuffed folders. Inside them, artifacts document an immense era of anonymous DIY creativity, from 2007 through 2010—the three years before Roll The Bones came out and changed his life. 

There are stencils, lyrics, drawings, prototypes for concert posters, and even a zine. The latter, which Graves—aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia—wrote and illustrated, tells the tale of a once-courageous, now retired mouse who must journey to the moon to save his sweetheart. At the time, he envisioned the photocopied storybook as a potential vessel for releasing his music.

"There was a lot of conceptualizing going on—trying to figure out what I wanted stuff to look like, sound like, and be like," Rose-Garcia recalls, shuffling through the physical files on his second-story deck in South Austin. "And, honestly, a lot of trying to keep myself from going crazy."

In this lode of unreleased ephemera, CD-Rs are the most bountiful element. There are dozens of burned discs with widely varying track lists, loosely resembling what would become the Austin native's 2011 breakout debut Roll the Bones. For Rose-Garcia, who's long loved the incongruous art form of sequencing strange mixtapes for friends, his own record was subject to change every time he burned a disc for somebody. Consistency didn't matter, he asserts, because there was no demand or expectations.

Thus Roll the Bones was by no means a Big Bang creation story, rather a years-long process of metamorphosis where literally hundreds of tracks were winnowed down into ten. As the album took shape, he began manufacturing one-off editions of the CD, stapled to self-destruct in brown paper, with black and white photographs glued upon them, and an ink pen marking of the artist's enduring logo: a skull struck by an arrow.

Now fans can obtain Roll the Bones as their own physical artifact. Through Dualtone Records, Shakey Graves has released a Ten Year Special Edition double LP with a black and gold foil re-arting of the taxidermied cow head cover. Separate iterations offer the 180g vinyl in a black and gold combination or two marbled "galaxy gold" discs. The lovingly assembled packaging includes handwritten deep explanations of every song, offset with original photography.

Born in Greece to parents of Nigerian descent, Abraham Alexander moved to Texas with his family at age 11, determined to escape the racial tensions they faced in Athens. But while his lyrics speak to pain and trauma and life-changing loss, Alexander instills his music with a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, ultimately giving way to songs that radiate undeniable hope.


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