The Milk Carton Kids
With special guest Vera Sola
Saturday 8th August, 2020
Doors 7pm. Show 8pm
MEENIYAN TOWN HALL
Listening to The Milk Carton Kids — Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale — talk about their creative process, it’s easy to imagine them running in opposite directions even while yoked together. “Joey and I famously have an adversarial relationship,” Pattengale says. They dig at each other in interviews and on stage, where Ryan plays his own straight man, while Pattengale tunes his guitar. The songs emerge somewhere in the silences and the struggle between their sensibilities. They have been known to argue over song choices. They have been known to argue about everything from wardrobe to geography to grammar. But their singing is the place where they make room for each other and the shared identity that rises out of their combined voices. Defying the conventions of melody and harmony is a strategy The Milk Carton Kids have consciously embraced. “Sometimes we’ll switch parts for a beat or a bar or a note,” Ryan says. “And that starts to obfuscate what is the melody and what is the supporting part because we think of both of them being strong enough to stand alone.”
Supporting The Milk Carton Kids will be poet, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Vera Sola.
Tickets all one price: $92 (includes all bkg fees and GST).
Book tickets via email@example.com or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 0400 117 754
Allocated table seating. All Ages. BYO. Doors open 7pm: Show: 8pm