Dogcatcher, Stubborn Son, Aisea Taimani & Minor Islands

Dogcatcher

Stubborn Son

Aisea Taimani & Minor Islands

Tue, November 28, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Dogcatcher
Dogcatcher
Despite their recent formation as a band, the members of Dogcatcher are lucky enough to recognize the rare chemistry ignited when musicians who know their craft well manage to stumble into the same room, bringing to life an eclectic bevy of jazz-infused riffs, swooning grooves, and meandering instrumental narratives.
Born from the rhythm sections of nameless bands from their quilted pasts, the gentlemen of Dogcatcher do what they do for one reason alone: to make music, and make it well. It’s no stretch to say the members of Dogcatcher mine inspiration from the likes of everyone from Andrew Bird to Hank Williams to Josh Ritter. The wistful, intent lyrics of Andrew Heine, the band’s primary songwriter and founder, don’t at first reveal the hodgepodge DNA that comprises Dogcatcher, but after a couple of listens you’ll find yourself identifying with songs like the infectious "Wish You Well," the morosely haunting "A Good Idea," or the brassy grit of "Dusty Trail." All of this is backed by the adroit rhythms of multi-instrumentalist Ryan Kingsmith, bassist Jared Milos – who sports a Lucifer-esque goatee, a sincere smile, a wedding band, beguiling his laid-back manner and fret-flying fingers – and the unfairly gifted Ramon Esquivel. (It’s rare that a 22-year-old drummer instantly stands out as an obvious talent; Esquivel does just that.)
Stubborn Son
Stubborn Son
Meet your 9 to 5 alter ego: classy & cutting loose. In an era of overhyped, overhyphenated musical miscegenation, Stubborn Son plays it straight, digging into rock n’ roll so earthy it’s almost elemental. Birthright, the young Seattle trio’s debut album, recalls Little Richard’s quote “Rhythm and blues had a baby and somebody named it rock n’ roll.
Aisea Taimani & Minor Islands
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/