Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
October 19 2013
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
The Paper Kites
The New Thoreaus ----Reuben And The Dark cancelled
with Daniel from Parks And Records, The Rum Diary, Built For The Sea, Shuteye Unison
ambient electronic rock
The Paper Kites
The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, Australia. The band was formed in 2009 by Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy. It consists of Bentley, Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley, and Sam Rasmussen. They initially found their success online, through listeners spreading their songs and music videos. They have released two EPs, Woodland in 2011 and Young North in 2012. Their first full-length album 'States' is released in 2013.
The Paper Kites' sound was originally loosely based around folk music. Sam Bentley's fingerstyle guitar sound is a frequent characteristic, along with Lacy's and his voices together, and the band's harmonies. The progression of this sound, along with the band's many musical inspirations, has pushed them into a range of different genres. When asked about their style of music, Bentley has mentioned, "We are whatever we released on the last record". The band are known for switching instruments live and for their ethereal, moody sound.
The New Thoreaus
Chris Bloomfield-Cello, Vocals, Lauren Hoernig-Bass, Vocals, Laurence Rodman-Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals, Sara Heller-Trumpet, Vocals, Ian Patton-Banjo, Guitar, Vo
Formed originally in 2007 as a group of Special Education teachers in Oakland banging out stress on drums and dulcimer, The New Thoreaus have maintained their original style while broadening their appeal through more traditional bluegrass and jazz instruments. An indie-folk band with a bluegrass bent, The New Thoreaus provide a “modern spin on old-timey folk and bluegrass,” according to the East Bay Express. “The Cello, upright bass, and trumpet lend the songs a baroque feel that’s similar to Beirut, while the harmonica and finger-picked banjo keep it firmly in Americana…When they blend in rich vocal harmonies, it’s akin to an alt-country Broken Social Scene.” (EBX)
The New Thoreaus influences range from The Decemberists, Bon Iver, and Biz Markee to Gillian Welch, The Band, and The Grateful Dead. “The music is really about making interesting sounds,” says Chris Bloomfield, one of the band’s primary songwriters. “We all learned to play together, so when we’re working on a new song, a lot of it is about testing our boundaries and figuring out how to make sounds on the edge of beautiful and uncomfortable.”
(and Jake Krohn, Schuyler Feekes for live performance)
Identical Homes is the electronic/post rock child of Daniel McKenzie from the critically acclaimed band, The Rum Diary, as well as Shuteye Unison and Built for the Sea. He is moving on up. Songs are composed and recorded in his deluxe apartment in the sky.
On stage, Daniel is joined by Jake Krohn (Shuteye Unison, The Action Design) and Schuyler Feekes (The Rum Diary).
Daniel lead the charge in the post-rock band The Rum Diary, and played with bay area bands Shuteye Unison and Built for the Sea. He now lives in Oakland, CA, and while not Bigfoot country, he still makes frequent trips up river to write and record music for this electronic project in the forestal realms of his youth. All songs are written, played, recorded and mastered by Daniel, from the dilapidated shack on highway 116, to the new basement dwellings of Oakland.
Jake Krohn (Action Design, The Rum Diary, Shuteye Unison) and Schuyler Feekes (The Rum Diary, Shuteye Unison) join for live performances.
Identical Homes will begin performing live in August of 2013.