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Calendar Pick: A Hawk and a Hacksaw

Hawk and a Hacksaw

The transportive instrumentals of A Hawk and a Hacksaw, the musical duo created by former Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes and violinist Heather Trost, are inspired by Eastern European, Turkish and Balkan traditions. The two have released three studio albums since 2011, each as folkish and cinematic as the last, driven by their continued travels across Europe. Pitchfork writer Paul Thompson says of the duo’s debut album, Cervantine, “Each instrument is played with wit and tenderness alike, and great care has been put into these tricky arrangements. There’s strength and delicacy alike in these melodies, be they Barnes and Trost’s originals or their reconfigurations of traditional songs.” The show will also feature performances from electronic space-themed act Organically Programmed Orchestra and North African- and Ethiopian-influenced group Dhana Jeera.

WHO: A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Organically Programmed Orchestra, Dhana Jeera
WHEN: Friday, June 28, 8 p.m. (doors)
WHERE: Flicker Theatre & Bar