Super Natural

An Evening Of Folk Pop with

Super Natural

Sean McArdle Band, Olivia Mancini & the Mates, Bryan McPherson

Thu, March 15, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$7.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Super Natural
Super Natural
Bay Area trio Super Natural delivers a unique blend of sixties folk, eighties punk, new wave, nineties indie rock and the timeless themes of love, hate, greed, justice, revolution and struggle. The rich but sometimes edgy vocals/songwriting of Antonette Goroch, combined with the tight and sassy rhythms of Danny Lovefinger on bass and Gregory Coates Piper on drums, juxtapose traditional folk themes and melodies with simple punk power chords, warm gentle distortion and riot grrrl sensibilities--generating diverse comparisons to Mazzy Star, Kristin Hersh, X, Fairport Convention and Pavement. The band’s self-titled debut 5-song digital EP/CD was released in Spring of 2014.
Sean McArdle Band
Sean McArdle Band
Bay Area native Sean McArdle, formerly of Lookout! Records post-punk band The Cost, Is an elusive character. Splitting time between The Bay Area and Washington DC, and freed from the post-punk straightjacket, his band turns down the volume with drone organ, neo-countryoid guitar and plaintive vocals and produces something nuanced and elegant, walking the the ever receding line between Rock and Americana. Armed with a new set of reflectively brooding, yet soulfully expressive tunes, McArdle plays music that is eloquent but low on out-and-out suffering.
Olivia Mancini & the Mates
Olivia Mancini & the Mates
"Patsy Cline meets Tom Petty sounds flip, but it's accurate when it comes to this DC-based singer songwriter." — Elizabeth Bougerol, www.nbcnewyork.com

Upbeat, melody-driven, and not interested in being taken too seriously, Olivia-the-music is a lot like Olivia-the-person. A Washington, DC, native, Olivia cut her teeth playing bass in the Washington Social Club. WSC disbanded in 2007, but Olivia and drummer/producer Randy Scope continued to work together. Randy Scope produced Olivia Mancini & the Housemates' first album, This Kind of Life, that same year. TheChatterbox EP (produced by Roger Greenawalt) followed in 2008, and You Can See the Mountains From Here (produced by Brian McTear) in 2009. A 7-inch vinyl single featuring "For Ricky/You're the One" (produced by Roger Greenawalt) was released in 2011.

Olivia also plays bass for Donny Hue and the Colors and writes music for movies like Always Somebody's Baby and The Undying. She divides her time between Washington and New York, with frequent touring throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Bryan McPherson
Bryan McPherson
"Bryan McPherson was born and raised in Dorchester, MA, an Irish-Catholic neighborhood of Boston known for its tough demeanor and sometimes narrow world view. He grew up exploring music through Boston's punk rock scene, which often reflected the values fostered by his hometown. When it came time to pursue music of his own, however, Bryan found his own road to walk. While his friends bought second-hand half stacks, he got an acoustic guitar. Bryan's road brought him to folk music: the music of the people.

On Bryan McPherson’s second album, he finds himself in California continuing the story that started in Boston. In American Boy American Girl, Bryan explores the dark underbelly of the American dream. From factories to farmlands, riots to prisons, mountains to dark city streets, Bryan explores this narrative and spits rage in the face of those who oppress, those who would have us be afraid, those who control for their own selfish means. He paints humanity as one group, with "no creed, no class, no nation." The songwriting reveals his punk rock foundation through a lens shaped by Dylan and Guthrie. American Boy American Girl displays Bryan's range and talent, and hints at a future of limitless potential."

- State Line Records
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/