Bartees Strange

Bartees Strange


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Date City and Venue Country
October 15, 2022 Durham, NC, Cat's Cradle US
November 5, 2022 Columbus, OH, The Basement US
November 7, 2022 Twin Cities, MN, Turf Club US
November 7, 2022 Twin Cities, MN, Turf Club US
November 8, 2022 Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall US
November 11, 2022 Toronto, ON, Horseshoe Tavern Canada
November 12, 2022 Montreal, QC, Le Studio Td Canada
November 14, 2022 Boston / Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair US
November 15, 2022 New York (NYC), NY, The Hall, Elsewhere US
November 16, 2022 New York (NYC), NY, Bowery Ballroom US
November 18, 2022 Philadelphia, PA, The Foundry US
November 19, 2022 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club US
November 28, 2022 Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall US
November 29, 2022 Austin, TX, Parish US
November 30, 2022 Dallas - Fort Worth, TX, Deep Ellum Art Co. US
December 3, 2022 Phoenix, AZ, Margaret T. Hance Park US
December 5, 2022 San Diego, CA, Music Box US
December 6, 2022 Los Angeles (LA), CA, Regent Theater US
December 7, 2022 SF Bay Area, CA, The Independent US
December 9, 2022 Seattle, WA, Neumos US
December 10, 2022 Vancouver, BC, Fox Cabaret Canada
December 11, 2022 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge US
December 13, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge US
December 14, 2022 Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater US
December 15, 2022 Omaha, NE, Slowdown US
December 16, 2022 Oklahoma City, OK, Beer City Music Hall US
December 18, 2022 Atlanta, GA, Terminal West US
April 23, 2024 Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades US

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Bartees Strange’s mother was an opera singer. His dad served in the military for decades. He traveled widely for his parents jobs—born in Ipswich, England 1989, his family also did stints in Germany, Greenland, and a number of states across America before he hit his 12th birthday when they settled in Mustang, Oklahoma.

Though Bartees’s mother shepherded him through formal musical training in voice, as a teenager he and his friends fixated on the blooming hardcore and emo scene of the Midwest and Deep South, drawing inspiration from band such as At the Drive In, Norma Jean, MeWithoutYou, Cap n Jazz, Bright Eyes, and American Football. Around this time Bartees started playing guitar.

In true DIY/punk fashion, this consumption turned into production. In middle school, Bartees began producing music for friends with a small project studio he built out of a Tascam 388, the family computer and a pirated copy of FL Studio. Through AOL instant messenger, Bartees connected with old friends in the UK, who brought him up to speed on a new world of sonic influence led by Bloc Party, Burial, Robyn and Skream. College, and a half-decade stint in Brooklyn connected him with the rising indie scene—particularly favorites like Bon Iver, TV on The Radio, Frank Ocean, James Blake, King Krule, Japanese Breakfast, Mt. Kimbie, Mitski, Thao Nguyen and The National, giving him a crash course in lyrical intrigue and textural brilliance.

Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy is a summary of his influences and the first commercial release by an artist who we truly think can go on to become a cultural influencer in his own right. Bartees resides in Washington, DC—where he makes music and works at a non-profit fighting against climate change and poverty.