CROSS-POLLINATION XXVIII - TUES NOV 9TH - 7:30-10 PM
KEVIN DEVINE
MIKE ROBERTSON

After over 300 shows supporting everyone from Bright Eyes and Nellie McKay to Bob Mould and Cassandra Wilson, Kevin Devine returns to Cross-Pol once more! "With his angsty, heartbreaking arrangements, Kevin is frequently described as a cross between Dashboard Confessional and Bright Eyes.” -ALLMUSIC.com. The past year has been an eventful one for Kevin including being signed to Capitol records and recently releasing his first major label album “Put Your Ghost to Rest.” If you are a singer/songwriter yourself, your first experience of Kevin Devine is a humbling one. He has the power to make one consider throwing in the towel while at the same time providing intense inspiration. If you are a non-performing fan it’s pure pleasure.

Carving out a gratifying blend of country, folk, power pop, and bar band rock, it is no easy enterprise to determine on which side of the symbolic dividing line between Northern and Southern culture Mason Dixon's muse lies. On one hand, Mason Dixon build impeccable pieces of rock and power pop from the energetic and enthusiastic remnants of Yankee dignitaries like The Replacements and Bruce Springsteen. On the other, the old time twang and poignant swing that creep to the soul of the band's music stir up vivid images of Dixie, and the classic musicians the region inspired. In the end, I suppose it does not really matter. Mason Dixon have their feet firmly planted in to rich, musical soil on both sides of the line. What matters is the proud tradition of alt-country cross over acts this Brooklyn Band follows. And if you are a fan of bands like Big Star, The Jayhawks, and The Old 97s, Mason Dixon just might fall right in line with your tastes.
- David Pitz, THE DELI MAGAZINE

LISTEN TO KEVIN DEVINE LISTEN TO MIKE ROBERTSON
CROSS-POLLINATION XXVIII ::: Tuesday, NOV 9TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - KEVIN DEVINE | kevindevine.net/ | myspace.com/kevindevine
8:45 - MIKE ROBERTSON | myspace.com/masondixon
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft KEVIN DEVINE & MIKE ROBERTSON!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero