Friday, April 26, 2013
Ike Reilly Assassination w/ AM Taxi
A non-classicist heartland rocker who infuses his music with the political charge of The Clash and Bob Dylan, Ike Reilly released his first record, Salesmen and Racists, in 2001 to strong praise from Minneapolis critic Jim Walsh, whose support led the Illinois musician to adopt the Twin Cities as a sort of second hometown. Reilly continued to grow his audience with records like 2004’s Sparkle in the Finish and 2005’s Junkie Faithful. His sixth was 2009’s Hard Luck Stories, a collection of downtrodden tales that reflect the country’s tough economic times.