Phainopepla, Azuah, Seemway

Phainopepla

Azuah

Seemway

Fri, July 27, 2018

9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Phainopepla
Phainopepla
Phainopepla’s music can most easily be described by the bird of the same name. Although the phainopepla is known to travel throughout the summer from the Sonoran Desert of the Southwest to California, its specific migrations are relatively unknown and inconsistent. Like the phainopepla, Jake Morris began his life in Tucson, AZ, playing small local rock clubs and jazz gigs, eventually migrating to California in adulthood. Now based in Oakland, the multi-instrumentalist/producer experiments with the marriage of electronic beats and pop sensibilities, resulting in a blend of sounds that transcends specific genre. He creates music that represents the ebbs and flows of emotion that we experience throughout our lives: from hard-hitting indie rock to solitary acoustic strums; from house and techno inspired four-on-the-floor beats to soft falsetto sung over traditional jazz chords and structures. While he may find himself lost within the world that he built in Phainopepla, he is unrestricted by any musical expectation.

how to remove a bee stinger, Phainopepla’s debut album, examines the methods in which we cope with stress and anxiety throughout early adulthood. The project grew out of the palpable sense of tension that results from an uncertain future, both on a macro and personal level. The album begins in regret and confusion, ultimately stepping backwards and stripping away insecurities. Although the source of confusion is never fully resolved, Phainopepla reaches a level of stability which may assist in lighting the path to his own happiness. This album was inspired by the dichotomy between energetic sleepless nights and reflective days of silence and solitude. It was recorded at Pine Box Studio, an independent recording studio located deep in the Sierras. how to remove a bee stinger is available for streaming and digital purchase June 15th, 2018.
Azuah
Azuah
Azuah’s music weaves roots in alternative folk and soul with a poet's sensibility and an unforgettable voice to create an infectious sound all her own. A Bay Area native, she has played all over the West Coast from the Roxy in Los Angeles to stages in Oakland and San Francisco. Known for her evocative lyrics and haunting melodies, Azuah captures the listener’s ear from first note to last strum with a sound that can only come from the depths of an old soul.
Seemway
Seemway
We are Seemway, a four-piece band from Oakland, CA. In a clear-as-possible description, Seemway tends toward texturally and energetically dynamic pop songs. These are songs not not indebted to the lineages of psychedelia, garage, krautrock, and electronic, but songs mostly in service to the initial and oftentimes accidental improvisations which birthed them. Every song has evolved through dozens of iterations, iterations we’ve played and unplayed across practice spaces, houses and venues.

Our songs are composed through drums, samplers, guitars, bass, keys, vocals, and sound effects, played by the four of us interchangeably. We are Dawson Timpany, Phil Di Leo, Oscar Panting, and Ryan Knapp (Garrett Peters also performs on the LP). When allotted the wiggle room our live sets incorporate various visual aids: live painting, projections, performance art.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/