​Courtney Barnett (Solo Set)

Presented by The Center

The Center Presents
Courtney Barnett (Solo Set)
with special guest Hachiku
February 6, 2020

The Center Theater

$57-77 plus processing fee

Tickets go on sale Dec 11 at 12PM MT

Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating self-assessment. With countless awards in her home of Australia as well as Grammy and BRIT nominations, fawning press and an adoring audiences, Barnett's rise to global prominence feels both unprecedented and important.

Inspired by other DIY artists (think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie), Hachiku, a.k.a Anika Ostendorf, 25, writes and produces dream pop with an an avant garde twist from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting.

Ostendorf was born in Livonia, Michigan, found her early-childhood years bouncing between America, England, and Germany, before her family settled in sleepy Dansweiler, outside Cologne in Western Germany. She formed her first band, Tutti Frutti, at seven, writing the songs herself.

She left for London to study biology, and then, fatefully, spent a year on exchange in Melbourne, with an eye on the city’s famed music scene. Whilst studying, she interned at Milk! Records, from which she took DIY ideals, a strong sense of musical community, and a record deal. She assembled a crack local combo (Georgia Smith, Jessie L. Warren, Simon Reynolds), released the first self-produced, recorded and mixed Hachiku EP, and played countless shows around town; becoming a staple of the music scene she once looked at, longingly, from afar.

Hachiku have toured Europe with Snail Mail and Jen Cloher and nationally around Australia with The Breeders and Jose Gonzales.