Festival show for American singer-songwriter Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman
Ezra Furman

There are still tickets left to see the charismatic American singer-songwriter Ezra Furman at the Brighton Dome on Saturday (May 26) as part of the Brighton Festival.

Once described as everyone’s favourite bisexual, Jewish, depressive, gender non-conforming rock star, this engaging performer produces intense and dramatic music which is full of brilliant hooks.

Described as literate garage-punk (think Jonathan Richman meets Spector-era Ramones meets the E Street Band, with a good splash of The Velvet Underground), and confessional lyrics about sexuality, depression, faith and politics, have all earned him a legion of followers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Back with his newly re-christened band The Visions, and hot on the heels of the release of latest album Transangelic Exodus.

He described the longplayer as :“Not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir.

“A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”

Support on the night comes from Du Blonde, AKA Beth Jeans Houghton, a multidisciplinary artist and musician, and London-based American country act Honey Harper.

Doors open at 7.30pm

Tickets are priced £17.50 unreserved/ standing stalls

£15, £17.50 circle seated

and are available from Resident Records in Kensington Gardens, or visit www.brightonfestival.org