Thu July 16, 2015 9:00 pm $15.00
Brooklynite STEVE GUNN hits our stage bringing his almost effortless, hypnotic folk circle with him before hitting the Pitchfork Music Festival the next day. Pitchfork (the online music publication) has noted his stylings as “lush but without lacquer, detailed without being dense,” and what a perfect sentiment it is, like dust settling in a time shattering ambivalence. Using loops and heaps of instrumentation, GUNN manages to create space around his tracks; a knack many folk singer-songwriters fall short on. Experimental, yet cut from the same traditional cloth, this guy will have you in a trance within the first 10 seconds.. Pulling from the same traditional cloth is tonight’s co-headliner, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter JESSICA PRATT, who also performs on the early side at Pitchfork (the music festival) Friday afternoon. Reveling in her own homespun folk dynamic, PRATT is an atmospheric queen, building a psychedelic haze of acoustic dream-pop around her songs that drifts among every chord progression. Both with a similar experimental take on traditional americana, GUNN and PRATT’s dust laden sound go hand and hand, which makes us stoked as hell to welcome them both to our stage. We are also excited to welcome JAIME FENNELLY's MIND OVER MIRRORS back to our dirty ol’ lounge, starting the night off with a meditative ambience. Utilizing an Indian pedal harmonium, oscillators, tape delays, and an assortment of synthesizing processors, FENNELLY bends slowly-building, repetitive melodies into massive sonic mountains; a perfect start to warm our little eardrums. With HALEY FOHR of CIRCUIT DES YEUX addding her hauntingly stunning vocals to MIND OVER MIRRORS, the now-duo is quite literally the perfect start to an already spellbinding evening. Our old pal DJ RAW DOG RYLEY walks on over to spin some vinyl throughout the night.