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.
April 9 2015
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
---from Toronto, Canada
Doom-Wop - singer-songwriter
And The Make Believe
alt americana folk
Members: (Casey Laforet) - Guitar / vocals / bass pedals (Stephen Pitkin) - suitcases / percussion / vocals (Mark Sasso) - Guitar / Banjo / ukulele / lead vocals
- from Toronto, Canada
For their fifth album, Elliott Brood wanted to break things. 2008’s Mountain Meadows was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and the band’s last record, Days Into Years, won a 2011 Juno award for Roots Album of the Year, both co-produced with John Critchley. Now was the time to smash the precedents, break the mould. To withdraw to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario, hammering out nine songs in two weeks.
For the first time, Elliott Brood decided to hand over the reins to a producer: Ian Blurton, who has helped make roaring records for the Weakerthans, Skydiggers and Cursed. And for the first time, the group’s two songwriters decided to mine the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. “Work and love will make a man out of you,” the Constantines sang; and so here is Elliott Brood’s Work and Love, their most personal album to date, the sound of a grown-up band searching their hearts for all they’ve lost and gained.
-Shelby Earl, Anna-Lisa Notter, Eric Howk, Ben Obee, Michael Knight
from Seattle WA
With music described as “gritty and soulful, raucous and beautiful,” Seattle singer-songwriter Shelby Earl was named by NPR/LA Times music critic Ann Powers as her "new favorite songwriter" (see below for full letter), and her solo debut album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of the Long Winters, out on Local 638 Records) was named the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed" by Amazon.com. She has since garnered praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, NPR, KEXP, No Depression, American Songwriter and many more. Earl’s sophomore album Swift Arrows (produced by Damien Jurado), was released in late-2013 to further critical acclaim, and in the words of Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie/Postal Service) it “proves [Shelby] has the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle.”-
And The Make Believe
Benjamin Winter- Vocals/Guitars/keys,Jonas Pap- Cello, Herman Ypma- Drums, Lydia Van Maurik-Wever-keys/vocals
Joeri Pronk - Bass, Justin Silva-Drums, Steve Laciak-Bass/keys, Jeroen Ligter - morale leader
from Oakland, CA
Benjamin's folk roots have snuck their way back into his songs as he has matured as a singer-songwriter in recent years. Son of a cowboy & raised on old country & gospel, maybe the flavor should have presented itself earlier. But from his years concentrated in the ‘indie’ scene, he’s now presenting a true & unique “Nu-Folk” style. His band, The Make Believe is a rotating, international cast that offers a new live experience for each show.