Clem Snide, Friday, June 25
Olive Street Presents Clem Snide in the historic St. Barbara's Community Center, June 25.
The music will feature songs from Clem Snide's stunning new album, Forever Just Beyond, a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning, a reckoning with faith and reality that rushes headlong into the unknown and the unknowable. The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, humanizing thorny existential issues and delivering them with the intimate, understated air of a late-night conversation between old friends.
This is the first of a series of shows outside of our house, allowing for more personal space for our guests. We're encouraging social distancing as appropriate and face masks are welcome.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. The music begins at 7 PM inside the church. Unlike the house shows, we'll forgo the social hour and please note that the property is tobacco and alcohol free.
Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide) may be the most underrated songwriter in the business today, with a sneakily firm grasp on poignancy and humor, and his live performances convey a kind of awkwardly fidgety fearlessness. He's a disarming performer: He can seem above it all, until he hits an emotionally devastating kill shot when listeners least expect it. NPR TINY DESK
This is a private listening room experience and no walk-in attendees can be accepted. Make reservations to attend by clicking on the donation button. We suggest a minimum donation of $20 per person. 100 percent of your gift goes to the musicians. You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours.