**Postponed - TBD** Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM
**Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers at MilkBoy originally scheduled for Weds 5/25/22 has been postponed to a date TBD. Buyers will be notified of the new date once it has been confirmed, at which point refunds will be available at the point of purchase for those who cannot attend the new date. Please email email@example.com with any questions.**
WXPN Welcomes: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers with Sunny War at MilkBoy
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7pm Doors/ 8pm Show/ 21+
About Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
When Sidelong, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers’ debut album, was released in early 2017, it quickly earned kudos for its blast of fresh, fierce honesty and sly wit. It was a welcome new voice in a genre too often mired in the staid and conventional. And while that record may have come to many as a surprise, 2018's follow-up, Years, solidifies the point: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have moved from getting people’s attention to commanding it.
North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. Writing with a blunt urgency, Sarah's lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. Sly turns of phrase so spot on they feel as old and true as a hymn. Anger that's as confrontational as it is concise. Humor that's as wry and resigned as a park bench prophet.
The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashville’s Lower Broad to Bakersfield and take Sarah's unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, it’s as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins’ boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders. The Disarmers keep in the pocket, tight and tough.
This is a new voice for a new country.
About Sunny War
Sunny War enlivens traditional folk and blues by freshening her musical attack and writing lyrics that reflect 21st century concerns. Her first album, "Worthless", arrived in 2014, and she continued to gain attention as she built up a cult following that crested with the release of 2018's "With the Sun".
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers