Catchlight, Greater Sirens, Sam Bailey
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco, CA $8 ADV / $10 DOS / Age 18 And Up catchlight Catchlight is a Bay Area band with members in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin. Together these weirdos make music which has been likened to 8 million different artists, across the musical genre board. They're really great. Just kidding, we'll let you be the judge. catchlight is: Mike - Guitar Samantha - Bass Sarah - Vox, Keys Clinton - Guitar Gracie - Drums Greater Sirens Greater Sirens are a new wave/postpunk-inspired indie rock band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group was formed in 2007 after Greg Andresen recruited his brother Tim to drum on some home recordings he'd been working on. He had been experimenting with using a bass guitar like its more versatile six-string counterpart, and from that simple idea, Greater Sirens was born. Deciding they could benefit from a conventional electric bass sound to anchor Greg's more chordal playing style, the Andresen brothers taught old high school friend and trumpeter, Matt Whitbred, to play bass. Another friend, Nastaran Amini, joined the band on keys, though she left in 2013 and was replaced by Bobby Savre. After an ad at a local music store led to the addition of guitarist Steve Taylor in 2009, the group was set. The band's debut EP, For the Birds, was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and released on April 30th, 2012. Jesse Nichols, who engineered the EP, describes Greater Sirens' sound as, "modern, sharp, indie rock that's not afraid of the '80s." Greater Sirens will be releasing their first full-length album in late 2017, this time with Greg both engineering and producing. Named for the eerie vibe they set out to create, Unnatural Causes is a refreshingly unique approach to an often sterile genre. Incorporating their twin bass guitar sound, unconventional percussion, and more toy keyboards than could fill a toddler's playroom, there is an experimental edge to the 12-track set that works in tandem with its pop core, making it a great album for both casual and close listening. Sam Bailey and the somethings In September of 2016 I went on a road trip intending, at some point, to make an album -- there was a big, secluded, emptyhouse waiting for me in Michigan. I zigged and zagged across the US for about two months. Then did nothing but eat, sleep, watch TV and make music. All of the songs were written, recorded, mixed and mastered by me in the month I was there. Thanks for listenin'