Coming here: Rob Crow, March 4 at George’s Majestic Lounge

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San Diego multi-instrumentalist Rob Crow is headed to Fayetteville, and he’s bringing his new band with him.

Local arts collective Art Amiss on Tuesday announced they’ll host the performance, set for March 4 at George’s Majestic Lounge. Local band Teenagers will open the show.

It was a surprising announcement considering Crow earlier this year announced his intention to give up music. But shortly after news broke of the upcoming tour yesterday, Crow announced his return on Facebook citing a few life changes that have helped heal some of the mental, financial, and family struggles that contributed to his decision to call it quits.

The change of events should be music to the ears of Rob Crow fans as he’s back with not only a new band, but also a brand new album set for release on March 4, via Temporary Residence.

Called Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, the band is a stray from Crow’s trademark solo projects, which usually include him performing, recording, and mixing every note himself. Recorded and mixed by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes), the band is apparently made up of close friends including a member of Crow’s beloved project Heavy Vegetable.

While his associations include nearly 20 bands, Crow is best known as the frontman of Pinback, one of his most long-lasting projects which released five studio albums with band co-leader Zach Smith.

Although Pinback’s first album was released in 1999, the band stayed mostly underground until their network television debut on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in 2013 (with The Roots guitarist Kirk Douglas on rhythm).

To help hype the album and tour, Crow has released the new LP’s lead single, “Business Interrupts” (listen below). It’s as “Rob Crow” as ever, with hooks that’ll bring back fond memories for any Pinback fan.

Entry to the March 4 show will cost $7. Doors open at 9 p.m. and music begins at 10 p.m.

Pinback – “Fortress”