Shakey Graves
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Shakey Graves

S. G. Goodman

Higher Ground Ballroom
All Ages
Shakey Graves w/ S. G. Goodman at Higher Ground

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$30 advance | $35 day of show

The prehistory of Shakey Graves exists in two overstuffed folders. Inside them, artifacts document an immense eraof anonymous DIY creativity, from 2007 through 2010 - the three years before Roll The Bones came out andchanged 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 mustjourney to the moon to save his sweetheart. At the time, he envisioned the photocopied storybook as a potentialvessel 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, andbe 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 withwidely varying track lists, loosely resembling what would become the Austin native’s 2011 breakout debut Roll theBones . For Rose-Garcia, who’s long loved the incongruous art form of sequencing strange mixtapes for friends, hisown record was subject to change every time he burned a disc for somebody. Consistency didn’t matter, heasserts, 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 metamorphosiswhere literally hundreds of tracks were winnowed down into ten. As the album took shape, he beganmanufacturing one-off editions of the CD, stapled to self-destruct in brown paper, with black and whitephotographs glued upon them, and an ink pen marking of the artist's enduring logo: a skull struck by an arrow.

S.G. Goodman:

S.G. Goodman is a singer-songwriter based in Murray, KY.

Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT, 05403