Ed Askew, Baby Copperhead, Clarq Blomquist | Nightlight | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts

Ed Askew, Baby Copperhead, Clarq Blomquist

When: Thu., April 26, 9:30 p.m. 2012

Bad vinyl rips of 1968's Ask the Unicorn and loads of questions about the man who made it for extreme avant label ESP-Disk have circulated through the Internet for years. Recently, at least some of those questions have been answered thanks to the release of Imperfiction, a collection Ed Askew recorded about the time he stopped performing in the early '80s. Combining a sense of Dadaist writing with an askance approach to both folk and pop, Imperfiction offers a charming look at a songwriter who seems genuinely bemused by the majesty that simply writing and singing can provide. Now, live, Askew conveys that same sense of wonder, stopping to tell cute stories about songs the audience before him has likely never heard. New York banjo player Baby Copperhead opens with songs that stretch spectral textures beneath his lively five-string style. Also, Clarq Blomquist. —Grayson Currin

Price: $5

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