Heather Mae, Alzara & Brother Spellbinder, Bryan James

Heather Mae

Alzara & Brother Spellbinder

Bryan James

Wed, February 1, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Heather Mae
Heather Mae
It is rare to find an artist who startles your senses on many levels, engaging the part of your brain that makes you shake your hips, but also raise your fist in solidarity.

Heather Mae does just that.

An imaginative lyricist with a powerhouse voice, Heather Mae is forging new ground with her newest album—due to be released on June 10th, 2016. Entitled “I AM ENOUGH”, the collection is dubbed a KickStarter Staff Pick, as it smashed through its $15,000 fundraising goal, and has earned early praise by FLURT Magazine as “...every bit appealing to the ears as it is empowering.”

With producer Mark Williams (Sucker Punch Recording Co.) at the wheel, the collection of five songs is a bold breakout from her former years as a folk singer-songwriter strumming a ukulele. Mae breaks ground in “I AM ENOUGH” not only for her interesting indie-pop sound, but also for her musical take on touchy subjects ranging from LGBTQ discrimination, gender stereotypes, body image, and mental health issues. This is what sets Mae apart—she seeks to write music for those that need an anthem and doesn’t shy away from tackling topics not often heard in pop music.

"The incredibly talented queer folk pop artist Heather Mae returns Friday June 10 with her new EP. The new 5-song collection entitled, I AM ENOUGH is a bold breakout from Heather’s earlier work as a folk singer-songwriter strumming a ukulele. Mae incorporates her own interesting indie-pop sound ... Mae seeks to write music for those in need of an anthem and doesn’t shy away from covering topics not often heard in pop music." - CURVE Magazine
Alzara & Brother Spellbinder
Alzara & Brother Spellbinder
Brother Spellbinder veers off the beaten track with plaintive vocals, unusual arrangements, and a variety of textures. Incorporating elements of folk, gypsy jazz and indie, the music moves from rousing and infectious to dreamy and fragile. Lyrics flow from the uncensored mythical realm of the human psyche to the here and now of human experience. Brother Spellbinder aims to enchant in the age of disenchantment.

The daughter of Big Brother & The Holding Co.’s original drummer - Dave Getz - singer/songwriter Alzara Getz grew up in a rock-n-roll scene and learned early that music could move mountains. As a public health social worker her deep interest in how people heal - or not - is a source of inspiration for songwriting. After years of performing with a variety of bay area bands she decided it was time to lead her own. She formed Brother Spellbinder with roots guitarist Jamie Wilson in 2012. Wilson was an early graduate from San Francisco’s School of the Arts High School and counters Alzara's dulcet voice with a dollop of gristle. Rice masters graduate Gabriel Beistline adds transcendent melodies and velvet bass tones on cello. Seasoned drummer Steve La Porta steers the songs with steady and intricate rhythms. Steve Bollhoefer charms the audience with playful improvs and occasional jumping jacks.
Bryan James
Bryan James
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/