On Friday (April 9), Timber Timbre will bring some spooky blues-folk down from Canada to perform at the Ninth Ward at Babeville. Timber Timbre is the stage name of singer/songwriter Taylor Kirk, who creates music that sounds a lot older than it is, something like a face in an old sepia photograph. There’s also more than a touch of morbid fascination. The reaper, graves, scales, and general death make appearances in much of Timber Timbre’s songs, like a ghost band in a cemetery complete with eerie organ and echoed vocals, as typified by the track “Trouble Comes Knocking” taken from the band’s self-titled third album. Timber Timbre has received many accolades from critics, finding it’s way to the top of many Best Of lists for 2009, including a nomination for the Polaris Music Prize and praise from Eye Weekly, which considered the album “the spookiest disc of the year.” The song “Lay Down in the Tall Grass” was also shortlisted for Socan Echo’s songwriting prize. Friday’s show starts at 7pm. Wear a black veil to this one. Timber Timbre is leading the funeral procession straight to your grave.
7pm (doors). Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. (852-3835 / babevillebuffalo.org). $10 advance / $12 day of show at Tickets.com (888-223-6000) and Babeville box office.