Nordista Freeze at the Raccoon Motel -- November 13.

Monday, November 13, 8 p.m.

Raccoon Motel, 315 East Second Street, Davenport IA

With Nashville Scene lauding the pop tyro's "infectious psychedelic pop sound and a famously (maybe even a little notoriously) energetic stage presence," singer/songwriter Nordista Freeze enjoys a November 13 engagement at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, Nashville Scene adding that the singular talents is "known for bringing together some of the best, brightest, and weirdest of Nashville’s up-and-coming artists."

In his biography at, it's stated that "The term 'road warrior' was made for Nordista Freeze. In fact, the Nashville psych-pop artist is such a prolific performer that, as of the beginning of May 2021, he boasted 516 live shows since 2016 – a rate of one every three nights for almost five years. So it’s fitting that on his latest full-length, Big Sky Pipe Dream, Freeze comes as close as he ever has to capturing his live sound on tape – literally. Big Sky Pipe Dream is a collection of songs Freeze and his band had long kept in rotation on the road, recorded live in the studio and tracked to tape between stints on tour starting in 2018, almost a documentation of life on the road circa 2018-2021. Citing David Bryne’s influential book How Music Works and how music is sculpted to fill the space one resides in, Freeze intentionally crafted the album to 'represent the sound of playing in dive bars and DIY venues.”'

"The new album is also a departure from the sound on Freeze’s previous outing, Cosmic Haus. A sonic love letter to the warmth of 60s pop – and especially 1966’s Beach Boys opus Pet Sounds – Big Sky Pipe Dream finds Freeze shedding some of the 'outer space' sounds from Haus that led Nashville Scene to label him the “cosmic Tom Petty.” These are traded in favor of sun-drenched harmonies and perfect pop nuggets of tracks like 'First Time,' a song NPR called 'an unseasonably pleasant spring Saturday in song form.' An artist who always seeks to keep experimentation and agility at the forefront, Freeze wrote Big Sky Pipe Dream seeking to make a departure from the 'heavy and conceptual' sound of his previous offering. 'Somebody told me this David Bowie quote, 'Walk on the beach toward the ocean ‘til your feet can barely hit the ground and that’s where you have to live as an artist,’ he says. 'You think in those moments, ‘Soon it’ll make sense and I will be comfortable!’ But you’re not working toward comfortability, you’re working to float.'"

Nordista Freeze plays his Davenport engagement on November 13, admission to the 8 p.m. concert is $12, and tickets are available by visiting

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