May 22nd, 2023 8pm Stage 1
Brian Michael Henry
Brian Michael Henry is a New York-based singer, songwriter, and keyboardist. His discography examines the humanity of monsters and the monstrosity of humans atop pulsing layers of cold electronic production that call to mind both John Carpenter’s signature synth scores and modern darkwave artists like Cold Cave in equal measure. Henry’s vocals, however, are a deep, baritone croon which lends a notable warmth to each song, creating a more three-dimensional portrait of his characters and heightening the emotional resonance of his music. His live performances have been noted for their energetic and ripping rock-and-roll sensibility in stark contrast to the earnest, controlled aesthetic of his recordings. This juxtaposition serves to highlight the strength of his songwriting and makes for a good time to be had by all.