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Dates:Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:Music & Concerts

I pulled these songs from a batch of fifty that mostly predate the pandemic, and all of these felt kin.

They’re about doubt, loss, depression, general stir-craziness.

“But I knew I didn’t want to make a record that pondered itself, I wanted it to have motion, so I gave this record an overarching rule: The sadder the song, the more it had to move and groove.

That’s how the country weeper ‘That Look I Lost’ got the Motown treatment.

I wanted you to nod along, then after listening ask, Wait, what am I shaking my ass to?”

When I Go I Ghost is Cory Branan’s sixth full length release.

His first was 20 years ago: He ain’t banging out pulp here.

A writer’s writer, Cory’s lines grip like a page-turner, giddy with interior rhyming and wordplay:

I took a shower but the shower didn’t take
– “O’ Charlene”

the kinda wreck I recognize
– “C’Mon If You Wanna Come”

You post a picture, notice the mixture The camera captures That ‘before and after’ look in your eye
– “C’Mon If You Wanna Come”

When she’s staring down the bad end of the barrel Of yet another long and loaded night
– “That Look I Lost”

One propulsive song that jangles with hope is “Come On If You Wanna Come,” with lyrics about being too depressed – maybe too hungover – to venture out, accompanied by music that catches the buoyancy one feels after recovering.

“’Come On’ is about as optimistic as I can get.

We did all the fun Simmons 1980’s drum samples on there, and added concert toms, putting reverse gated reverb on the drums – an old ‘80s Cars-era trick.

There’s Rickenbacker and a 12 string guitar.

It’s a respite in the record.

It evokes the Traveling Wilbury’s, though maybe a meth-y Wilburys.”

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Doors: 6pm
Showtime: 7-9pm

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$20 Advanced | $25 Day of Show



247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144 map
Phone: 6177766896


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