“Hey everybody. I’m putting on my first show in 5 1/2 years.”
That’s the best lede we’ve read in a long time. Who penned it? Chris Selby, that’s who.
Selby, or “Clunk” as many around here know him, is the former owner of Fayetteville’s Clunk Records and Clunk Music Hall. Although he’s not reopening his legendary music venue, he is definitely back in the local booking scene, at least between his Hungry Express Wagon deliveries.
“I’d like to do a show once every month or two if I can,” said Selby. That way, he said, he can be more selective with his choice of bands.
First up? Portland-based psych-rockers Morning Teleportation.
The group is one of Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock’s most recent discoveries. Brock’s label, Glacial Pace, released Morning Teleportation’s debut album, Expanding Anyway, earlier this year.
The six-year-old band has been quite busy since first forming in Kentucky. After catching Isaac Brock’s attention, they moved to Portland and began touring with the likes of Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips. Soon after the release of Expanding Anyway, they made a national TV appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
Their Fayetteville appearance will be at Dickson Theater on Thursday, Dec. 15. So far, the opening band is still up in the air, but we do know it’s an 18+ show and according to the Facebook event invite sent out Thursday afternoon, tickets will be $8 at the door.