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Saturday October 5 2024
  8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Edwin Raphael
 Psychedelic folk \ spacey 80s pop
Laney Tripp
 Alternative/Indie, Pop

Edwin Raphael
-from Montreal, CAN
-How do you anchor yourself when occupying multiple geographic identities at once? For Edwin Raphael, the Dubai-raised, Montreal-based songwriter, it requires an
intentional and intensive form of world-building. By developing an unmistakable style of folk that merges Eastern scales with the Western pop canon, Raphael reimagines
his music as an exploratory tool that allows him to construct an interior and sacred home to retreat into.

Growing up in Dubai, as the son of parents who immigrated from the city of Cochin in India’s coastal Kerala state, Raphael studied classical guitar before deciding on the
keys. As he developed an affinity for John Mayer and Ben Howard, he felt at odds with Dubai’s distinct sense of “placelessness” — and the bewildering feeling of being
immersed in a culture where everyone claimed an alternate homeland. It wasn’t until he moved to Montreal to pursue a business degree that he felt a sense of stability,
and became deeply entangled with the city’s indie bedroom pop scene.

His debut EP Ocean Walk (2015) paired stirring, melancholic instrumentals with a fierce self-reckoning. It would set the stage for a string of releases that would dive
deeper into the psyche; like confronting the aftershocks following a significant heartbreak, or relearning your emotional baseline as you mature. Subsequent releases,
Cold Nights (2017), his acclaimed debut Will You Think of Me Later? (2019), and its follow up Staring at Ceilings (2021), reveal an artist devoted to sharpening his ability
to translate his experiences into ubiquitous statements, and saw him open for Noah Kahan, Hollow Coves, JP Saxe, Palace.

Where his past projects found inspiration in the metaphorical potential of water, his forthcoming album Warm Terracotta walks deeper into the island after standing on
the shore. On Edwin Raphael’s most intimate and ambitious project to date, he grapples with the realization of being a foreigner everywhere; of longing to know your
ancestral roots, while also honouring the home you’ve built for yourself. Both spacious and pulsating, the album is inspired by Indian classical music, experimental
psychedelic folk, and spacey 80s pop; at times, conjuring the lower-jaw tingle of grass between your toes, or the sun-soaked splendor of late afternoon ragas. In
Raphael’s own words, the album is an antidote: “one that swallows you into forgetting your present troubles, while also painting a world you can escape into — and
keep coming back to.”

Laney Tripp
-from Los Angeles, CA
-In 2021, LA-Based, Florida-born musicians Laney Tripp and Jacob Cummings released their project titled “Fishing from Heaven" where their collaborative efforts extend
across a lush and dynamic collection of experimental folk. Fishing‘s eight songs––ornamented with ambience, pedal steel, waves of synth, and Cummings’ nimble sax
work––blow through like welcome on-shores of a sticky summer afternoon.

-from Fairfax, CA
-Dosey grew up in the Bay Area watching live music from the day he was born. With both his parents playing in rock bands before that through his early childhood accompanied by a house full of instruments, musical memories occupy the majority.

Being able to play live and have multiple generations of your family present means more than words or music could ever describe. Playing live in Los Angeles and the Bay Area hits particularly hard without a doubt.