When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 7 September 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE
We’re welcoming San Francisco’s Citay to Dulcimer!
Citay is a project from ex-Piano Magic man Ezra Feinberg and Tim Green from Drag Cityâ€™s The Fucking Champs. Citayâ€™s self-titled debut is one of the wiser album releases of 2006, with the San Franciscan group mixing one early 1970s idea (grand, Zep-style English epics) with another (LA folk rock), fairly doubling up on the enchantment.
At first Citay was a studio project between Ezra and Tim, with some help from others. Now there is a live band including members of Tussle, Crime In Choir, The Dry Spells, By Land And Sea, 3 Leafs, Galactic Bunz, Horn of Dagoth and Sweet Potatoes. Citay have toured and/or shared bills with Vetiver, Six Organs Of Admittance, Howlinâ€™ Rain, The Fucking Champs, Danava, Earthless, Black Fiction, Daevid Allen (from The Soft Machine and GONG), Papercuts and many others.
The second Citay record, Little Kingdom, was released in the autumn of 2007 to critical acclaim, delivering a more upbeat riposte to the more sombre moments on the debut. Their most recent album, Dream Get Together, was praised for both its ‘cosmic psych-rock extravangance’ and ‘real pop nous’ by Mojo and Uncut respectively, while The Wire noted that ‘the ensemble emit heroic dual leads, shuffling Latin rhythms and songwriting which veers towards twee but stops short of declaring a love for the sunshine’.
‘True, the propulsive opener, Careful With That Hat, acknowledges its debt to Pink Floyd, but itâ€™s Bardo Pond and Mercury Rev who spring to mind more often, which is why the closing cover of Tugboat by Galaxie 500 (pretty much spot-on) seems so appropriate’ – BBC Music
This show is free – just turn up on the night!