Red Jacket Mine

Red Jacket Mine

Chris Von Sneidern, Grace Weber

Sun, April 21, 2013

8:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Red Jacket Mine
Red Jacket Mine
What is the Seattle sound? Truth is it changes. Frequently. Garage rock, grunge, hip-hop...Red Jacket Mine sounds like none of these. Led by songwriter Lincoln Barr, this quartet proudly calls Seattle home, but you'd be hard-pressed to pinpoint the guys' area code simply by spinning their superlative new album, Someone Else's Cake.

At first blush, this batch of eleven originals seems more like a product of England in the aftermath of punk, when angry young men such as Graham Parker, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, and Messrs. Difford and Tilbrook of Squeeze spilled out of the pubs and elbowed their way into the UK charts. (There's even a hint of graphic design innovator Barney Bubbles in Shawn Wolfe's cover art.) But pay closer attention. Trust me, it isn't hard. Someone Else's Cake brims with melodies and lyrics that reveal new, deeper charms with repeated spins.

Red Jacket Mine isn’t part of the latest wave from Seattle or anywhere else. Someone Else’s Cake is timeless in its sensibilities, snagging the ear with endearing melodies and lyrical barbs, then engaging the heart and mind with ideas that run deeper. If the end result sounds like an album that’s already withstood the test of time…well, that’s because it undoubtedly will.
Chris Von Sneidern
Chris Von Sneidern
Chris von Sneidern (CvS) is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and recording artist with thirteen critically acclaimed, self-produced albums

Deemed #6 of the all-time Greatest Power Pop Albums in Shake Some Action, by John M. Borack (2007), CvS’s 2nd CD,Big White Lies, remains a strong seller worldwide. He regularly performs in the Bay Area as well as in Europe and Japan. He toured Spain this year in tribute to UK band The Clash, recreating the London Calling album in its entirety to sold-out crowds with Chuck Prophet.
Grace Weber
Grace Weber
Originally from Milwaukee, Grace moved to New York six years ago to attend NYU and now lives in Brooklyn. Although only 24, Grace has had an amazing journey so far. As a 10 year old in Milwaukee, she decided that she wanted to sing in an inner city gospel choir and years of doing that shaped not only her soulful voice but also gave her a worldview much broader than your ordinary kid growing up in a suburb.

Grace had multiple brushes with fame as a teenager, having sung on the famed "Showtime at the Apollo" in Harlem, at the Kennedy Center, The Ella Awards, and on The Today Show. She was recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and their YoungArts program, naming her a National Winner in Popular Voice and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She even graced "The Oprah Winfrey Show," handpicked by Oprah from over 400,000 video contest entrants to perform on the show. The Oprah appearance threw Grace into a tornado of the major label music business for which she was unprepared, and ultimately she walked away from the "hit making machinery" to chart her own course. At NYU she started to seriously pursue a career in music in a number of different combos before deciding to go solo in 2010 and embark on the path of recording an album of her own material. Enlisting the aid of Grammy Award winner producer Mike Mangini (Joss Stone, Diane Birch, Dionne Warwick) her debut album, "Hope & Heart," on which she wrote or co-wrote every song, is a musical statement of a young artist and citizen of the world coming into her own.

In the short time since the September 13th self-release of Hope & Heart, Weber has won over a sizable fan base, and achieved significant milestones such as appearing on the prestigious NPR's Mountain Stage and having the video for first single, "Everything to Me," debut on the home pages of VEVO and AOL Music. The album achieved Top Ten status on the singer songwriter chart of iTunes in the U.S. and Japan and her music has been featured at Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and U.S. Airways. Grace is currently in pre-production for her much anticipated Sophomore album.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/