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When: 7pm on Thursday 16 February 2023
Where: YES Pink Room, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB

We’re pleased to be hosting Jesse Malin for the 20th anniversary concert of his album The Fine Art of Self Destruction – with special guest Trapper Schoepp.

Jesse Malin will be marking his 20th anniversary as a solo artist with a UK and European tour celebrating his acclaimed 2003 debut album, The Fine Art of Self Destruction. Jesse and his band will perform the album in its entirety, plus music from his latest album Sad and Beautiful World, and beyond.

Following his teenage years in the pioneering hardcore band Heart Attack and his 20s fronting the wild and beloved D Generation, Malin took a cue from his songwriting heroes and was ready for a chance to stand alone. The record was recorded over six days in New York City, live and raw. It ‘wasn’t named for drug or alcohol abuse,’ says Malin. ‘It was more about a personal wreckage when I looked back on my life, from my parents’ divorce to failed relationships, broken up bands, dropping out of school, crashing cars, breaking things. It was more of a spiritual journey in some sense.’

‘I was still learning how to sing and tell stories. I had started out stripped down, just me and a piano player, but when Ryan Adams came in to produce, he added some instrumentation that really lent itself to a more open, wider feel. These songs were written in a little apartment downtown, without a record deal, a manager, or any expectation of anything coming of it – just a need to write them.’

The Fine Art of Self Destruction will be reissued in early 2023 with a bonus disc of the entire album re-recorded and reimagined. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

‘Malin writes vivid songs with killer tunes and sings them with scary conviction. There is simply nothing more you can demand from a great rock record.’ – The Times

Special guest is Trapper Schoepp. ‘What’s most important to me is to be a link in the chain of folks singers before and after my time,’ Trapper Schoepp says in light of his forthcoming album, Siren Songs. Recorded at Johnny Cash’s Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, TN, Trapper continues down the trail trod by his musical heroes. In 2019, the Milwaukee singer-songwriter published a long-lost song with Bob Dylan called On, Wisconsin – making him the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with the Nobel Prize laureate. The song led to a #1 trending article in Rolling Stone and over a hundred tour dates worldwide.

Most recently, Trapper is featured on the Siren Songs album cover posing in the same pond where Johnny Cash would read and dispose of letters sent to him by Bob Dylan, protecting a private correspondence and kinship that started in the sixties. At these storied grounds, Trapper recorded his strongest collection of songs steeped in traditional American and Irish folk music – aided by producers John Jackson (Jayhawks, Ray Davies) and Patrick Sansone (Wilco).

‘I was instantly captured. Trapper steps right up and delivers his story like few can’ – Jody Stephens, Big Star

Please note Tommy Stinson can no longer play due to a hip replacement.

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