Vetiver

Vetiver (10:00 PM)

WATERS (9:15 PM)

CB Brand (8:30 PM)

Wed, August 10, 2011

8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

adv tix $13.00/dos tix $15.00

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Vetiver - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Vetiver
Vetiver is what I’ve been calling my songs and recordings since about 2003 or so. I live in San Francisco, have since 1998. My touring band and the musicians I’ve recorded with over the years are always changing, though many friends and players have stayed with me over albums and tours. The one constant has been Thom Monahan who has engineered and co-produced every Vetiver album. Thom lives in L.A., where most of Complete Strangers was recorded.
The album came together slowly over demos at my home in San Francisco and quick trips to L.A., continuing on with Thom at his studio. It moved in fits and starts for a couple years. Once we had the basic arrangements we jumped in the studio with Bart Davenport, Gabe Noel and Josh Adams for a few days to put down rhythm tracks. That’s when the album really took shape. Thom & I fleshed everything out with a few more musicians in San Francisco & L.A. and eventually Complete Strangers arrived.
The songs on Complete Strangers bear some resemblance to the album’s title. They share things in common but come from different places, different times. “Stranger Still” is an anthem for insomniacs, illuminating the hours when the world exceeds our grasp. “From Now On” rings out some emotional tinnitus, the moment a night runs away from you, when freedoms turn into responsibilities. The album builds around dualities, the way people pair at parties. “Current Carry” percolates with the confidence of love, while “Confiding” reveals how vulnerable we are chasing love. “Backwards Slowly” and “Edgar” are vignettes of transition, more ebb than flow. As with many of Vetiver’s better moments, sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy. An introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus. Subtlety tries to be outgoing, loneliness familiar, in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis.
I’m still figuring the album out. It feels like someone I’ve just met yet known for a long time.
WATERS - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
WATERS
After finishing school and coming off of years on the road supporting his former band (Port O’Brien) Van Pierszalowski, the creative force behind WATERS, decided to live and work in San Francisco spending some time standing still for the first time in ages. The calm gave way to creative restlessness and the result was a new band and a new sound in the form of WATERS. WATERS’ “Got To My Head” is informed by an era of Alternative music where frenetic energy, pop hooks and a focused lyrical narrative could drive any young kid to start playing guitar. While currently working on a full album of songs with the same immediacy as “Got To My Head”, WATERS has announced a handful of West Coast shows and more dates to come.
CB Brand - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
CB Brand
Tipping their bottle to you from Eastern Los Angeles, CB Brand has been described as the "Loch Ness Monster of Country Outfits": appearing through the foam in grainy photos and sound recordings while reeling apologues bandied about in the bars and living rooms of regional hamlets. Driven by strumming lead man Chad Brown and bassist Jed Maheu, with the rhythm section of Dave McFarland on skins and guitarist Dave Baine, CB Brand has dusted floors and stages up and down the Golden State, releasing the maidenhead "Cloud EP" on Wonder Valley Records in 2006 and most recently a Spring 2011 cassette only eponymous release on NYC's Whip Records. Find them on the freeways...
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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