AP Reviewed the Cold Specks album "I Predict A Graceful Expulsion" back in May. We love that album. I also got a chance to see the lovely Al Spx perform solo at the Troubadour which was an amazing experience. If you have the chance to see her on this upcoming tour, please do. And if you have not read the aforementioned review you can find it here.
It is only four weeks away from the start of Cold Specks' headlining North American tour, mark your calendars people! Beginning November 8th in New York, Cold Specks will head south and play around the country, ending on the 29th in Chicago. Check out her full list of dates below!
Self-proclaimed as "doom soul", the music of Cold Specks draws on folk and gospel elements, with a strong personal interpretation. At times it can be heavy and bleak, but the willful, raspy vocals of Al Spx offer an element of brightness. The weight of each track grows slowly and as her velvetly vocals hit your ears, you will instantly feel swathed in this warm blanket-like familiarity. As the leaves begin to change and the nights grow darker and colder, this is the music that will warm you from the inside out.
To get an idea of how stunning Cold Specks is live, take a look at two recent live sessions she did while in New York City. Her show is an absolute MUST for your Novemeber.
11/8 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
11/9 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
11/10 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
11/11 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
11/13 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
11/14 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/17 – Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA
11/18 – Bottom of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
11/20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
11/29 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
Cold Specks, lead by singer-guitarist Al Spx, hails from Etobicoke, Canada although she now calls London home. Channeling James Joyce’s Ulysses she donned the name Cold Specks from Joyce’s gripping script “Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.”