Corey Dargel @ Galapagos

Corey Dargel

Lucky to catch the last night of the Archipelago Series featuring music from local label New Amsterdam Records. Tonight Corey Dargel performed from his new double album full of Stephin Merritt inspired indie music but with even more quirkyness. He played first with pianist Kathleen Supove and then with the help of International Contemporary Ensemble. I really enjoyed his narrative lyrics that always had a peculiar strange poetry around them. With an album entitled “Removable Parts” about various journeys about amputations, it surely was an entertaining evening. At times I felt the set become sluggish but picked up when he played my favorite track “Twelve-Year-Old Scotch”. I was extremely excited to catch Craig Wedren of Shutter to Think play in the second half of the show but after 2 martinis in overly hot venue I couldn’t take it anymore inside. ugh