NYC's Spottiswoode & His Enemies bring their fall tour down to Atlanta's Red Light Café! Joel Burkhart (of AM Gold) opens the show.
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Referred to as a “genius” and a “downtown ringleader” by The New Yorker, Spottiswoode is the son of an American singer and an English clergyman. WNYC’s John Schaefer describes him as "one of New York’s more colorful band leaders for more than a decade.” For the past sixteen years, the Englishman has been the frontman of Spottiswoode & His Enemies, a septet that has become a New York institution. With the band Spottiswoode has released six acclaimed records, performed numerous Manhattan residencies and toured worldwide from SXSW and Lille Europe to Lincoln Center. The band has been profiled on NPR’s Weekend Edition and has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio programs XM Loft, World Cafe and Soundcheck.
Spottiswoode’s songwriting has drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, David Bowie, Randy Newman and many others. Still, he is his own man. He composes mostly on guitar, sometimes on piano and occasionally in his head - "It's very rare, but those are often my best." His tunes have been performed and recorded by numerous artists and featured in a variety of television shows and films (She’s Out Of My League, The Ledge, Tart, Bridget.) as well as in his own short film, "The Gentleman", which he wrote, directed and scored and which played for several years on the Independent Film Channel.
In 2014, Spottiswoode & His Enemies put out their sixth album, English Dream, their most haunting and atmospheric collection to date. "A gloriously lush album!" (Popdose) "One of the half dozen best albums of 2014 so far." — New York Music Daily