Nov 2nd 9PM
Online presale $7
Jordan Romero record release show, with Don Teel Curtis and live visuals by Winston Case.
Jordan Romero, birthed in Frederick, MD, has been for the better part of a decade now living in and working out of Baltimore, MD, producing whatever genre or musical era he decides to melt down and recast. Often in his work you can hear a melodic kinship to girl groups like Baltimore’s own The Royalettes or even something like the rattling funk of Estonian producer Uku Kuut cooked up with the thump and sigh of Sylvia Robinson. But Romero rarely lets you get too comfortable with any reference you might think of; if you recognize something familiar in his music, it is inevitably altered and moved out of bounds. Romero’s songwriting is a changeling with a constant and unmistakeable heart and it would seem his uncanny magic is to maintain a dream state of classic cohesion amid a skillful disarray of generic form.
Don Teel Curtis’ music is something like long lost recordings from the board on an open mic night, or possibly standing between two bands sound checking. Many of the songs are likely to have multi-tracked guitars and vocals and some have been written for his mothers on mothers’ day.
Born in Amarillo, Texas to two mothers and a gentleman rancher, Curtis spent much of his childhood coping with insomnia and refusing to go to church or play baseball. One of his mothers taught him to play guitar at an early age, and he honed his skills performing covers of Melissa Etheridge, 4 Non Blondes, and Corona at the local gay bar, Sassy’s.