Fort Atlantic, Will Moore (closing set), Big Jangs

Fort Atlantic

Will Moore (closing set)

Big Jangs

Wed, November 14, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Fort Atlantic
Fort Atlantic
Eight years into his career, Jon Black felt constrained working under his own name. His music had outgrown his singer-songwriter project, so he released an album of new material under the name FORT ATLANTIC.

The debut surpassed every expectation: over 10M streams, and more than 6M views on YouTube. Black plotted his next steps.
A cross-country move took him from Birmingham, AL to Portland, OR. He put a band together, and went on tour. Soon they had new material, bigger and bolder still.

Recorded in a secret location on the Oregon coast, SHADOW SHAKER, VOL. 1 tells of perseverance in the face of unrelenting trials. Crashing waves of cymbals and guitars frame lush forests of analog synths, mirroring the landscape of Black’s adopted home. Primal motifs in the lyrics (darkness, water, sunlight) evoke the anxieties of life in 21st- century America, themes that presaged the storms to come.

In 2015, the band was abruptly dropped from their label, the newly-completed record still unreleased.

As old plans were scrapped and new plans hatched, Black’s pregnant wife went into emergency labor. They spent two long months in the NICU. Those songs of perseverance and hope, recorded for the rejected album just six months prior, were newly visceral.

The album was released on the band’s own Hot Garbage label in October 2017. The video for Bathed In Sunlight has received critical praise and is an Official Selection in the 2018 Raindance Film Festival (UK), Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and a few smaller festivals around the US.
Will Moore (closing set)
Will Moore (closing set)
Pacific Northwest native,Will Moore, is probably bestknown through Seattle’s beloved band The Chasers, but he has also performed with bands including Pistol Star, Widower, Star Anna, among others and toured as part of the opening act for Counting Crows on their Outlaw Roadshow tour. Having achieved success and experience as part of these groups, including being featured on San Francisco band Abbot Kinney’s latest record (The Night), Moore has recently wrapped his debut EP,My Mistake, released through Arena Music.

“My Mistake”, is the culmination of five emotional years. Having experienced the loss of both his best friend and his girlfriend’s brother, Will had a choice to make: continue down this path of doubt and despair, or choose to do something worthwhile with his story. Lucky for us, Will chose to create “My Mistake”, an album that feels both comforting and uplifting despite the sadness it was born out of. This debut EP is a testament to change and progress and Will lives his life in the same way, continuing the campaign for stem cell research on behalf of his best friend and sharing his story through music.

Will Moore's genuine approach of his lyrics is delivered on a gold platter of sweet and sophisticated chord progressions. His years of experience singing in choirs and various bands surely shows in his strong command and mature artistry. Possessing every characteristic of a rock anthem, “A Little Bit” guitar lines weave stealthy behind his raspy, warm vocals. The exchange between the acoustic and the electric guitar on “Don’t Let Your Lover Down” with transcending vocals on the chorus is what make Will stand apart from most indie rockers. The elegance of Will’s arrangements are carried throughout the entire EP by his mastery of instrument choices. Finally, leaving you wanting for more, the closing track, “You Don’t Like Me”, bridges the gap between the glorious era of Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello and now.“My Mistake” is available on all digital outlets.
Big Jangs
Big Jangs
Familiar forms combine in a uniquely American sound that bounds forward with voice, vice and virtue on Big Jangs eponymous debut. The songs breathe life into the Americana genre with a range of rock, folk and country influences like Tom Petty, The Band, Roy Orbison, Tom T Hall & Outlaw Country.

"I just wanted to take a nice band out on the road.” says Jason. “We’re all singers first; feel players, a little bit of flash but, all heart and good humor.”

Big Jangs is the latest incarnation of veteran singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jason Dubaniewicz. “This one goes full-circle for me; all the way back to when I first picked up the guitar and started singing. I grew up hearing my brother Eric and my uncles Ken & Marty play in bands, I knew it was something that I was going to do. The thing that ignited that first spark for me flows through all of this new music. There’s a purity in the first effort and I’ve managed to recapture it.”
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/