Jesse Malin, Heart of the Whale, Trapper Schoepp

Jesse Malin

Heart of the Whale

Trapper Schoepp

Fri, January 27, 2017

9:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Jesse Malin
Jesse Malin
Originally released in 2002, Jesse Malin's classic solo debut is to be reissued on 26th February as a limited run on double CD and Vinyl with new sleevenotes by The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon. The second disc adds 11 more tracks originally demoed for the record at Electric Lady studios, only 4 of which made it to the final version – which gives an insight into the quantity and quality of material to hand at the time. Pre-order the reissued LP here.

Says Jesse of the record today: "Ryan Adams inspired me to be fearless and free on my first record as a solo artist. I had no idea I'd still be playing these songs years later and I'm grateful to him for his perfect production, amazing playing and giving me a kickstart down a new road after singing in a punk rock band.
These songs are all very, very personal to me and they took me from my crooked, downtown studio apartment to the rest of the world. We recorded and mixed the record in five days with the wonderful Tom Schick and the controls. I've since yet to do a record this fast or this real."

The sessions also featured Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bass player Melissa Auf der Maur contributing soulful back-up vocals and Joe McGinty (Spacehog, Psychedelic Furs, Angels of Light) on keys. "Malin's songs are so good they hurt my feelings," said Adams at the time.

A native New York City singer/songwriter born out of a hard-core punk and rock'n roll background, Jesse Malin has played and toured since the age of 13. He is a street-wise story teller whose characters and slice of life lyrics portray a world of unsung heroes, helpless romantics and rock'n roll survivors. (Comparisons are often made to artists such as Neil Young, Lou Reed, Paul Westerberg, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer, Lenny Bruce and Martin Scorcese). After a 5 year break between records, Jesse returned in 2015 with the double whammy of 'New York Before The War' and 'Outsiders'.
Heart of the Whale
Heart of the Whale
Heart of the Whale is a San Francisco rock'n roll band with something very dark up their sleeves. They blend psychedelic gospel, fuzzed out blues and heady distortion. Raucous, beautiful and sometimes harrowing but they do it all with a sideways smile and a tip of the hat.

Their songs are stories heard from across a campfire or lived through a young boy in a small North Carolina church. Their self titled debut album was written and recorded between Fall 2012 & Spring 2014, and released in April of 2015.
Trapper Schoepp
Trapper Schoepp
Trapper Schoepp is a young man who’s befriended a strange and diverse cast of characters during his 24 years. That small army of rogues and rebels, drifters and dreamers, soldiers and schemers populate his songs, their tragedies and comedies, their lives and deaths recalled in his finely etched musical vignettes.

The Minnesota-born, Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true), returns with his second effort Rangers & Valentines (Xtra Mile Recordings). The record follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut Run Engine, Run, with his band the Shades. That LP earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his “story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll.”

On Rangers & Valentines, Schoepp defies the limitations of the standard-issue Americana platter, hopping genres – you’ll hear lots of brass, backing singers and B-3 — as the songs build to delirious musical highs. His narratives, meanwhile, find subjects in the narrow margins of society, the strange twists (literal and metaphorical) in the weather, and the vagaries of a troubadour’s transient life – with lyrics that flash a lacerating wit and humanist streak that’s at the core of his craft.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/