Chicagomuzik

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February 09, 2004

Up close with the Bonnie Prince

Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy, Palace) will play April 15 at the 200-capacity Open End Gallery (Fulton & Damen). Tix available beginning Tuesday, Feb 10, at 10 a.m, with more info to be posted on the Empty Bottle website.

Brother Will has two new recordings on the way from Drag City. They are "Seafarers Music," a four-song instrumental film score that we liked quite well in a proverbial late-night listening session, and "Bonnie Prince Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music," which finds the man revisiting favorites from his early catalog. Backed by a gang of Nashville session cats, old friends and new running buddies, the effect is a little like remaking cave paintings in neon.