Mess Esque, the Australian duo of Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann, got off to a fast start in 2021 with two quietly electrifying albums: Dream #12 and their self-titled debut on Drag City. Their music, part composition, part conversation and all restless travelogue, joins together two winding paths to find something that didn’t appear to be there in the beginning. Much like the homecrafted visions that comprise their songs, Mess Esque passionately willed themselves into verdant, lustrous being. And now, the world!
With only a few local gigs under their belt, Mess Esque have nonetheless conjured up a series of performances traversing the US, west to east to west, showcasing Mick and Helen's bewitching musical chemistry up close and personal. If the flourishing intensity of their records draws you in, you owe it to yourself to surrender fully to their live undertow at any of the dates below.
Tickets will be on sale this Friday, February 11 at 10 AM local time. Don't miss the rare thing that is Mess Esque in America!
05/24/22 in Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
05/27-05/28/22 in North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
05/29/22 in Portland, ME @ SPACE
05/31/22 in Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
06/01/22 in Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
06/02/22 in Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
06/03/22in Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
06/04/22 in Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
06/06/22 in Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
06/07/22 in Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI
06/09/22 in Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/10/22 in Milwaukee, WI @ Back Room at Colectivo
06/11/22 in Chicago, IL @ Hideout
06/13/22 in San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill