Ecstatic Union, Kevin Nichols, Walrus (closing set), Penumbral Rise

Ecstatic Union

Kevin Nichols

Walrus (closing set)

Penumbral Rise

Tue, June 27, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Ecstatic Union
Ecstatic Union
Around this time each year, music listeners are on the hunt for their feel-good song of Summer. Today, Southern-California indie rockers, Ecstatic Union, give us exactly what we’re looking for. Their new single, “Ancient Eyes” is a refreshened take on classic psychedelic folk, with extra satisfying bubble-gum harmonies layered above roving guitar riffs and billowing drum fills. You understand how magnetic the tune is within the first 10 seconds of listening, and then realize you can’t get enough by the end of it.

On the overall influence of their work, lead singer and guitarist, Rex Costello, confides “My art reflects a journey of transformation and so I guess I could say that personal transformation, the full-spectrum experience of life, community, nature, beauty, and art-as-life are what greatly influence our work.” It’s a confirmation of what “Ancient Eyes” makes the listener feel. It speaks greatly to the spirit of joy, and gives you a reason to set aside your worries, even if simply for a minute or two. The colorful single was self-recorded by Costello in the stunning island setting of his hometown of Avalon on Catalina Island. The coveted creative has been known to play additional instruments while singing (including drums) when needed live, but has since pieced together the band with second guitarist/organist/backing vocalist, Oliver Hart, and bassist/backing vocalist, Sol.
Kevin Nichols
Kevin Nichols
Orange County's Kevin Nichols is a prolific purveyor of left field hooks submerged in a world of fuzz ridden guitars and a driven rhythm section. Juxtaposing soft and torturous vocal performances, he began his self-produced songwriting career at the age of 13. Now 21 year old Kevin has honed in on his sound to a threatening level. His live performances have been referred to as the "Kevin Nichols Experience." Having shared the stage with notable acts such as Foxygen, Thee Oh Sees, Crystal Antlers, Missing Persons, Shannon and the Clams, Feels, Fox and the Law, and many more, he's graced venues such as The Echoplex, The Echo, The Constellation Room, The Viper Room, Til Two Club, The Smell,and Chop Suey (Seattle). Creating an iconic presence over the years and completing his third Full Length Album, there is no end in sight for Kevin.
Walrus (closing set)
Walrus (closing set)
Penumbral Rise
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/