Bill Callahan Tickets
Bill Callahan tickets offer you a chance to experience the live side of a celebrated and influential guitarist and singer-songwriter of the 90’s. Bill Callahan is known to be the most original soloist belonging to the lo-fi genre. He redefined the entire concept of a ‘soloist’ and became an example of it when he forms the band called Smog. Bill sprouted after the post grunge/progressive rock movement paved way for a number of new and aspiring acts to enter mainstream. Since then, he and his band have enjoyed a great deal of critical and public acclaim. Accredited to the artist’s strong music stance and wonderful sound, Smog became an iconic underground rock/alternative country act.
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Bill Callahan began his music career in the early nineties with a homemade album. It featured a few underground rock songs that have been recorded using four-track tape recorders. Having started as an experimental artist with little recording equipment and inferior instruments, over the years Bill grew manifold. His creativity increased and music skills polished; earned him a great deal of fame in underground and mainstream music. He is now a highly regarded name of the lo-fi underground rock genre.
Callahan did some experimental songs did during the inception of his career. They apparently lacked melody and gave the feel of incoherent guitar tunes put together. However, people who listened to his experimental side the still managed to make a lot of sense out of them. The distinct unmixable sounds he produced and recorded in tapes, came out as a debutant titled ‘Sewn to the Sky'. The characteristic dissonant music played by Bill was inspired by Jandek who remained his most profound influence to date.
The artist musical potential was immense and it manifested well in his instrumentals. He earned a deal with Drag City studios once his debut album reached them. Working with the label brought a more professional edge to his music. The use of variable instruments and superior recording techniques that artist’s music quality skyrocketed. From 1993 to 2000, Callahan's music improved even more when he started using his instrument playing skills and creating more experimental music. During this time period, he recorded two albums with famous producers Jim O' Rourke and John McEntire in collaboration with Neil Hagerty. In 2000s, he released an album 'Dongs of Sevotion', after which he switched to the rather plain sounding instrumentation/recording approach. This along with his consistent songwriting style allowed Callahan to transform his music altogether. It was now more reflective and innovative; the albums 'A River Ain't Too Much To Love', 'Rain on Lens' and 'Supper' became the best examples of it.
As the band Smog, Callahan's songs were dominated by uncomplicated chord progressions. However, the beauty of his music and songs remained its simple structure. All this and his deep voice and sentimental style of singing made Bill Callahan an underground celebrity. The two elements dominating his vocals followed the free-form approach. His songs featured vocals supporting lesser melody and lyrical repetition. The conventional verse-chorus pattern was not to be found anywhere in his music. His work stood out due to this signature and the reflective themes of his songs. Mostly his songs displays dark humor and talk of youth, relationships, horses, diaspora, politics, bodies of water and many other things near and dear to him. However, the dark irony in his music has earned a great deal of appreciation from critics.
In 1996, Callahan recorded his first collaborative single Bathysphere with Cat Power (Chan Marshall) on her album 'What Would The Community Think'. She again collaborated with Callahan in 2000 for her album 'Cover Records' with the single Red Apples. Smog's song Cold Blooded Old Times was featured on High Fidelity’s original soundtracks. Callahan's solo song Vessel in Vain became a part of the soundtrack of 'Dead Man's Shoes' in 2004. Furthermore, in 2007 Smog's song Hed' was featured in a Cadillac Ad.
Bill Callahan’s solo album 'Woke on a Whaleheart' hit stands in 2007. This effort was followed by 'Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle'(2009). Later that year he also recorded cover songs for tribute albums for artists such as Chris Knox, Kath Bloom and Judee Sill. He released another album 'Apocalypse' in 2011, which critics tag as his best album ever. His latest release ‘Dream River’ is the epitome of Callahan's intense music, creativity and thoughtfulness. He will be supporting this album on tour this season. Get Bill Callahan tickets to enjoy songs from his latest release along with his all-time favorite hits. Rush now and book you deals.
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Currently the average price for Bill Callahan tickets is $61. The date and location for this event is 25-Sep-18 at Vogue Theatre - BC, Vancouver. The minimum get-in price for Bill Callahan tickets is $46.
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