In the latest of all the exciting announcements coming from the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts (Emmylou Harris!!, Yo Gabba Gabba for the kids, Jerry Seinfeld, and that free Sheryl Crow show next weekend), they've just announced a solo acoustic show featuring Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. The critically acclaimed songwriter rose to fame in the '90s but has been a force in the past few years, releasing eight albums (some live, some collaborations, all good) since 2012. Tickets are on sale now.
Of course, right now he's best known for a dragged-out feud with War on Drugs, which started at Ottawa Folk Festival when War on Drugs' set was drowning out Kozelek's and he dissed their music. If you haven't been following the amusing but very, very serious beef between Kozelek and the War on Drugs, you are missing some high comedy, my friends. WOD's frontman Adam Granduciel responded by launching personal insults at Kozelek. Kozelek's responses have since been through music, first a song called "War on Drugs: Suck My Cock" (video below), then earlier this week, releasing "Adam Granofsky Blues," belittling the WOD frontman (his stage name is Granduciel), by reading Granduciel's comments from the interview as a spoken-word piece over music and stopping erratically to burst into laughter at the whole thing.