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James Blake

September 29, 2011 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am


James Blake is a surefooted 22-year-old composer whose extraordinary tracks are not so much breaking down existing musical barriers as leaping over them and creating an entirely new kind of pop that belies its author’s tender age. Loosely tethered to dubstep, but displaying an astonishing grasp of songwriting and electronic production, James’s songs possess uncommon grace and soulfulness. Whether intended for the dancefloor or, like new single ‘Limit to Your Love’, destined to melt hearts and prick ears, his music is characterised by a playful and arresting honesty, a human touch that naturally aligns him with contemporary artists such as Bon Iver or Laura Marling or the xx. His self titled debut album was released earlier this year, earning him a Mercury nomination, and he is currently touring the U.S.


September 29, 2011
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3730 N Clark St
Chicago , IL United States

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