Shoring, Billie Gayle
Monday, March 26th, 2018 Brick & Mortar San Francisco, CA $7 ADV / $10 DOS / Age All Ages Shoring The sound of Portland's band Shoring is like an authentic boulevardier with a generous pour of aged Americana. All of Shoring's arrows are pointed at classy, pure, and original independent music. From Kostenborder's emotive playing on his vintage Ludwig kit to Bergstrom's brassy and immediately relatable vocals, listeners find a place to settle and free themselves of the immediacy of a hectic life. From early on, the band formed around a common gravity toward artists like Dylan, Springsteen, and The Doors. Along with Knopfler-esque lead guitar, vintage keys, and delay drenched guitars, Shoring soaks the listener in warm sunlight and analog artistry. As the industry continues to be saturated with fame-seekers and cookie cutter hit-makers, Shoring's focus is to simply stand alongside anyone willing to lean in and listen. Billie Gayle Blending the grit and glamour of the Bay and the contemplative, rainy day rock of the emerald NW, Billie Gayle intertwines roots of singer-songwriter folk, leading lady vocals, shimmery guitar riffs, and a densely melodic drive.