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Free Show! Jordan Klassen with Benjamin Longman

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X92.9 Calgary’s Alternative Xposure Show Presents: Jordan Klassen with Benjamin Longman live on December 8th at The Gateway!

Jordan Klassen http://www.jordanklassenmusic.com/
Big Intruder is an album about growing up and making adult decisions. The eleven tracks, which Jordan Klassen wrote and recorded in his own studio in Vancouver, venture away from the whimsical soundscapes of his past work and exude themes of growth and maturity, both in lyrics and sound.

The record was written as a deliberate reaction to Klassen’s own inclinations in songwriting. The singer-songwriter moniker has long caused him discomfort, as he felt that it connoted a very specific sound, namely “acoustic guitars and shitty coffee shops.” In past records such as Javelin (2016) and Repentance (2013), Klassen strived for a cinematic sound, avoiding drum kits and anything that sounded like a band. In Big Intruder, Klassen confronts those prejudices. He spent a lot of time listening to the greats—Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell—and broadened his own understanding of the singer-songwriter concept. Now, he sees it less as a specific sound, and more as the act of one person telling a story. The resulting songs are intimate and personal, guided by a sense of honesty and vulnerability. https://youtu.be/drnrIhGwpKM

BENJAMIN LONGMAN http://www.benjaminlongman.com/

Benjamin Longman is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer, now based in Calgary.

His 2 EP set, The Ghost Months, released as Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 on February 25th 2015 and March 25th 2016 respectively, explores his experiences living in a trans-atlantic long-distance relationship and themes of isolation, doubt, anticipation and discovery. Both records present cutting-edge lyrical indie/alternative folk songwriting with the conviction of Glen Hansard, the melancholy of Nick Drake, the insight of Josh Ritter and the unpredictability of Tom Waits. The CDs are available separately or as part of The Ghost Months Songbook, a 30+ page accompaniment to the EP series which includes complete lyrics, chords, artwork, analysis, a foreword by artist Bruno Querci, and more. https://benjaminlongman.bandcamp.com/music

Advanced Tickets:
$10 at The Gateway and MC107 on SAIT Campus
$10 at Sloth Records
$12 + fees on Ticketmaster (http://tinyurl.com/3tnkop9)
FREE for ALL students with student ID
8:00pm doors.

18+, Government Photo ID Req’d. This event is open to all SAIT
Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Guests.