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Advance Base at Duffy's Tavern with Safe Space and Dream Journal

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Christmas songs have appeared throughout Owen Ashworth’s recorded output for the better part of two decades, from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone’s 2016 fan favorite “Cold White Christmas” to Advance Base’s latest Christmas single, “Christmas Steve.” There have been enough Advance Base & Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Christmas songs to necessitate a Christmas Mixtape (available as a free download from Advance Base’s Bandcamp).The album’s worth of songs that make up Christmas Mixtape don’t celebrate Christmas, but merely acknowledge the emotional weight of the holiday season & its sometimes dreary realities. Over sparkling electric piano & warm electronic drones, Ashworth sings of lonely Midwesterners negotiating complicated family dynamics while trudging past storefront Christmas displays on their way to dead-end jobs. The songs are funny as often as they’re sad, but always full of the rich humanity that fans have come to expect from Ashworth’s bruised balladry.Every December, Owen Ashworth tours the Advance Base and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Christmas Mixtape songs through different corners of the U.S. and Canada, performing his melancholic acknowledgements of Christmas to holiday lovers & haters alike.The tour stops in Lincoln this December, where Ashworth will be joined by Omaha's Safe Space and Lincoln's Dream Journal.December 11
Duffy’s Tavern
Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.
$8 presale | $10 day of show