Rock & Pop

Tim Barry/Two Cow Garage/The Public

When: Sat., May 16, 8:30 p.m. 2015

Ten years ago, singer-guitarist Tim Barry, who cut his musical teeth with the punk band Avail, began a solo career. He went in a different direction, playing stripped down acoustic music that marked a departure from the aggressive punk rock he played with Avail. For his latest album, last year’s Lost & Rootless, he took a real DIY approach and recorded in his own shed, which he padded with blankets, bits of carpet and pallets for soundproofing. It's a place he's said he feels "comfortable." That “comfort” level comes across clearly on the album, which commences with “No News from the North,” a twangy tune which finds Barry sing in a raspy voice about being a “drunken mess.” The song is taken from 2005's Laurel Street Demos, the first solo album Barry ever released. He’s been trying to re-record that particular tune ever since his debut came out. Expect to hear it and a slew of songs from the album at tonight's show. (Niesel)

Price: $12

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