Ronhaar, Paul Manousos, Levi Thomas (closing set)

Ronhaar

Paul Manousos

Levi Thomas (closing set)

Sun, October 22, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Ronhaar
Ronhaar
Ronhaar fills a space with a story that will prompt forgotten feelings. On the forefront are sorrowful, resonating vocals with a keen sense of melody. The songwriting is revealing; heart-breaking images become imaginable by way of honest, soulful cries. Bluesy undertones alongside folk rock influences create a basis for the indie folk sound that will leave you devastated.
Paul Manousos
Paul Manousos
With the seeming nonchalance of one who has nothing but time on his side, Paul Manousos has walked a quiet line for much of his career, one that some might say has left him a shadow figure on the current musical map, particularly on his home turf; the San Francisco Bay Area. But lack of hyperbole aside, Paul's musical talents are rich and well-tested. From coast to coast, here and abroad, in darkened dens and smoke-ringed dives, through gilded former movie palaces  and the slightly less ornate living rooms of friends and fans Paul has shown that above all, his voice is the main game.  That voice, with its power and nuance that easily keeps company with such greats as Otis Redding, Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello and Roy Orbison yet stands so firmly on its own merits — huge, expressive, and unmistakably Paul's own.

But don't make the mistake of thinking that it is only the voice. Paul is also an accomplished crafter of songs that consistently strike gold with his listeners. He makes certain when he lets it all go, he lets it go with something to say. His are songs that will touch your heart, soothe your soul, feed your head and feel totally great when you sing them to yourself in the shower.
Levi Thomas (closing set)
Levi Thomas (closing set)
Levi Thomas is a twentysomething Missouri-born songwriter, currently residing in the Bay Area, where he ended up after chasing the same West Coast American dreams as his forebears. The former singer/guitarist of sludge-psych outfit Ghost Dance, Thomas released one album on Rough Beast Records—also home of bands Ranch Ghost and Del Sur—before leaving behind his old band’s heavier garage-psych/space-punk sound to pursue a cosmic-country solo career.

"The Fear" is the first single from Thomas’ debut album, Billie, which was recorded throughout the winter and spring of 2016 with Winston Goertz-Giffen (Grass Widow, Two Gallants) at Oakland’s Santo Studio and features contributions from violinist Anton Patzner (Bright Eyes, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, The Faint), pedal steel player Nate Hahn (Ohtis), and drummer Brian Azevedo.

“The Fear” is defined by Urban Dictionary as the sense that you have done yourself some lasting damage after a night of drinking. “As with most of my songs,” Thomas explains, “it’s about 50/50 autobiographical/poetic embellishment. I had experienced a pretty strange and lonely year, including the harshest winter of my life, in which I was stricken with the fear so frequently the only way to shake it was through the power of song.”

Levi Thomas’ Billie is scheduled for a late 2017 release.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/