Local singer-songwriter and bassist Sylvia Rose Novak will be celebrating the release of her album A Miss / A Masterpiece. Known as an alt-country and Americana artist for most of her career, this album is inspired by the punk, emo and power-pop she grew up listening to. Original fans might find this change a dramatic and distinct pivot; however, Novak explains that the new music “truly encapsulates the full person and artist she always knew herself to be” and better suits the musical context of her songwriting. The album touches on deeply personal stories around topics like reproductive rights, bipolar disorder and addiction. Also on the bill is the rock band Kadillak fronted by singer Kadi Bortle.
WHO: Sylvia Rose Novak & Parts Unknown and Kadillak
WHERE: 40 Watt Club
WHEN: Fri, May 20, 7 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $10
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