Nate Currin

Nate Currin

The American Professionals, The Glorious First of June

Sat, July 28, 2012

9:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Nate Currin
Nate Currin
Nate Currin is an artist and a storyteller. Having traveled to over 20 countries, toured with notable acts like Blues Traveler and Neon Trees, been featured on MTV and received a first ballot Grammy nomination, he retains his enigmatic drive to fly under the radar from time to time. It’s when watching him play an intimate coffeehouse gig that he's tucked into a headlining U.S. tour that it clicks; Currin is chasing after the genuine human connection, one fan and one song at a time.

Having just released a project over five years in the making that is unlike anything he’s ever put out and far from most albums on the singer/songwriter, folk and pop rock charts, Nate is touring all over the country promoting the new work. On August 6th, 2013 Currin released his 18-song concept album titled The Pilgrim, his sophomore full length on Archaic Cannon Records. The Pilgrim breaks the rules of genre confinement for the simple sake of brilliant art.
The American Professionals
The American Professionals
The American Professionals take cleverly crafted songs of hope, love, guilt and fear, pepper them with melodic twists and lush harmonies, then shoot them out of a cannon at your earholes. Sometimes they get quiet, pretty, ethereal, even a bit spooky, then turn around and blow stuff up again.

For 2013, The Ampros bring their latest record “We Make It Our Business”, produced by Michael Romanowski at Coast Recorders in San Francisco, CA. No longer a one-man-band operation, this release features ten songs written and sung by both multi-instrumentalist Chuck Lindo and bass player, Cheryl Hendrickson, as well as a blistering cover of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings’ “The Way It Goes”.
The Glorious First of June
The Glorious First of June
'The Glorious First of June - the latest group from former Soft Tags ringleader Richard Shirk - is college radio, beatnik indie-rock and sixties psyh-folk at its finest.  Playing live shows with just (an often fuzzed out) acoustic guitar, the First of June's music falls somewhere between the literate pop of bands like the Go-Betweens and Beck's art-damaged brand of four-tracked, junkyard indie folk. Songs like 'Eucalyptus Trees' and 'The Goal Keeps Moving' are short, sweet and to the point while Shirk (who also played in one of New York composer John King’s legendarily loud guitar orchestras), alone with his guitar,  keeps up the same intensity displayed when fronting Soft Tags, the cult psychedelic group that still enjoys a large underground following.

Shirk’s music comes from a guy who spent his formative years immersed in Ray Bradbury books and college radio while living in a haunted house in Iowa.
After stumbling into the world of rock’n’roll groups at the age of seventeen and buying his first four track machine (Yamaha MT 50), Shirk has spent his time barricaded in various basements, apartments and rehearsal spaces playing, writing, recording and overdubbing indie-folk music that draws from influences as from each other as Donovan and Kraftwerk. Shirk is currently sequestered in a basement in the Oakland hills writing and recording the first three LPs from the Glorious First of June.

Look for the first 45 this summer.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/