2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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Friday, March 18
10:00PM - 10:40PM

Esther's Follies
525 E 6th St


Listen to Death Pause


Zookeeper, the sometimes-solo, sometimes-jamboree project of Chris Simpson (Mineral/The Gloria Record), draws comparisons to Wilco, Belle and Sebastian, Elliott Smith, and Leonard Cohen. With an affection for piano, horns, and strings that equals his versatility with guitar, Simpson’s always authentic voice takes on what few artists attempt—anything and everything. After a whirlwind Mineral reunion tour that took him around the globe to revisit his indie rock roots, Simpson is nearing completion on Zookeeper's third full-length release, which promises to be his most formidable yet.

Reviews for "Pink Chalk"(Count Your Lucky Stars, 2014):
“Zookeeper is Simpson’s most ambitious vehicle yet – full of space, patience, maturity, and painted by piano, guitar, lap steel, horns, and mournful, delicate vocals.” – Brooklyn Vegan
"It’s a perfect Sunday morning record, the kind of music that makes your spirit warm and your eyes wat...

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