(BECKET, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based folk-noir duo Charming Disaster brings its darkly comic duets about love, death, crime, and the supernatural to Dream Away Lodge on Sunday, April 16, at 8pm. Admission is free.
Charming Disaster’s songs explore different sorts of trouble two people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar, playing out against a backdrop of nightclubs, car chases, circus tents, the afterlife, and beyond.
The duo achieved cult status when its paranormal love song “Ghost Story” was featured on the creepy hit podcast “Welcome to Night Vale.” Since then, Charming Disaster’s theatrical, entertaining live performances have engaged audiences across the United States. Music blog the Ruckus described the debut album, “Love, Crime & Other Trouble,” as “the perfect balance of fun and frightening storytelling.”
Charming Disaster is currently touring the East Coast in advance of its second album, “Cautionary Tales,” due out on April 21 (available for preorder on iTunes and bandcamp).
“Gothic folk murder balladry, not unlike PJ Harvey at her most ornate…an accessibility and pop sensibility that also nods to the likes of Andrew Bird or Regina Spektor. It’s darkness cut with a melodic immediacy, and it’s a thing of fanciful beauty.” – TrebleZine
“Haunting melodies and compelling tales of ghosts, killers and con artists.” – MountainX
“Absolutely haunting…evokes the feelings of not just a song but an old-fashioned radio play.” – If It’s Too Loud
Dream Away Lodge
1342 County Rd.
Becket, Mass. 01223