Parker Gispert (of THE WHIGS), Sis, Brotherly Mud

Parker Gispert (of THE WHIGS)

Sis

Brotherly Mud

Wed, February 6, 2019

8:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Parker Gispert (of THE WHIGS)
Parker Gispert (of THE WHIGS)
Parker Gispert was still in college when he helped form the Whigs in the early 2000s. But after five critically-acclaimed albums, hundreds of tour dates all over the world with the likes of Kings of Leon, Drive-By Truckers, the Black Keys and many others, and television appearances everywhere from the ​Late Show with David Letterman​ to ​Jimmy Kimmel Live!​, the Athens, Georgia-bred rockers decided to pull back on activity in 2017.

Which left Gispert, who had spent the majority of his adult life either in the studio or on the road with the band, at a crossroads.
“It occurred to me that if I wanted to record and tour that I was going to need to do it solo,” the singer, songwriter and guitarist says. “I'd always thought about it in the back of my mind as something that I wanted to do one day, but ‘one day’ had never really come.”

Now, ‘one day’ is here in the form of ​Sunlight Tonight​, Gispert’s debut solo album (produced and mixed by Emery Dobyns). The eight-song effort finds Gispert, known for leading the Whigs through raw and jangly southern-garage rave-ups, taking a decidedly different musical approach—biting electric guitar riffs are cast out in favor of gentle acoustic picking and strumming, and his band mates’ raucous rhythms are traded in for minimal accompaniment that includes light bass and drums, orchestral strings and even trumpet. Gispert’s lyrics, meanwhile, are his most introspective and personal to date (albeit with a bit of humor thrown in here and there) and they’re delivered in a vocal style that finds him pushing out on his range. “I didn't need to project over a band, so I was able to sing in registers I hadn’t really used before, like a lot of high falsetto,” he explains.
Sis
Sis
Sis is a band. While a sole composer/singer begins the process sketching lyrics and melodies alone in a room, the rest is a serendipitous, scary and smooth recording combustion between players in the studio. The music of their debut album Euphorbia is an experiment in soulful R&B romantics with an undercurrent of breathless risk. While a disparate array of influences materializes on the record Euphorbia, from Sade to Steve Reich, something truly new is created the collective energy from each player’s musical lineage. They've since released a single "Nightie," an ode to the restless hypnotis of Talking Heads, to be included on their forthcoming sophomore LP, recorded with drummer Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Elvis Perkins), and percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi).
Brotherly Mud
Brotherly Mud
The Sierra Nevada Foothill's own Brotherly Mud combines poignant, storytelling lyrics and harmonies with intricate instrumentation to bring life to the Folk-Rock genre.

With members graduating from the Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute, Brotherly Mud respects the art of musical creation through both an educational and deeply human lens.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/