Joel Voorman

Mightmare is the new solo dark pop/indie rock project of Sarah Shook (of Chapel Hill, NC’s Sarah Shook & the Disarmers) and they have a debut album, ‘Cruel Liars,’ out on 10/14 via Kill Rock Stars.

Sonically, there are a few things we got right in the ‘90s: stompy, rage-fueled queer bands; hazy, uber-pedaled guitar; poeticism to be yelled full-chested towards the windshields of our 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th) hand vehicles. More generally, there was also a lot we got wrong: conversations on mental health, non-conventional identities, issues of accessibility and opportunity, etc.

Sarah Shook’s new solo project, Mightmare, finds a way to roll those sounds we couldn’t live without into a response about the issues we couldn’t live with, confronting personal habits and rules in the process. Loved for their work in Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Shook’s Cruel Liars brings their crispy clean, country-twanged vocals to the table alongside a furiously urgent need to express themselves independently.

Ticket info

All tickets are for general admission and are priced at $12 (plus fees). Tix can be purchased in person at the Beachland Ballroom or online via the link below:


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