Lily & Madeleine

Lily & Madeleine (10:00 PM)

Young Summer (9:15 PM)

Shannon Hayden (8:30 PM)

Fri, February 13, 2015

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

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Lily & Madeleine - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Lily & Madeleine
Lily & Madeleine’s goal is to release an album-a-year for three years — a rare feat when the trend among singer-songwriters is to space albums by half-decades. So far, they’re on track: Fumes, the duo’s second LP, was released October 28, 2014, 366 days after last year’s Lily & Madeleine.The sophomore album is a leap forward for the duo, a mature sentiment of two gifted young artists who have launched from their hometown onto the world stage with speed and grace.
When Indianapolis sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz first started making music together, it didn’t cross their minds that they could make a living at it. Although they now find themselves in an acclaimed full-fledged career, what got them here has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with the spirit.

“The music will always be first,” says Lily. Indeed, Lily & Madeleine’s artistic souls are obvious to anyone who has heard their recordings. From the beginning, the sisters’ calling card has been the breathtaking and intuitive union of their voices.

“Their voices can pierce through the chaos of everyday life and actually make you stop what you’re doing.” American Songwriter

When the two come together in ecstatic and seamless “blood harmony,” it’s a sound that continues to haunt long after the songs are sung, leaving an electrical charge behind like a sparkling tracer in the air. Lily & Madeleine however, are equally distinctive as soloists as they are as harmony singers. When they step out individually as vocalists, Lily’s warm, smoky alto is the counterpoint to Madeleine’s crystalline, bell-like soprano.

That calling card is just as clear on their new material as it is on the cover songs the duo uploaded to YouTube for fun in late 2012. It was through these first videos that producer Paul Mahern, a staple of the Midwest music scene and frontman for punk band Zero Boys, recognized something special in the sister’s sound and enlisted the help of songwriter Kenny Childers (Gentleman Caller). Mahern challenged the girls to write a song a day, with Childers as mentor.
It’s that experiment that would become Lily & Madeleine’s first EP, The Weight of the Globe. In early 2013, they released a sparse, simple version of first single, “In The Middle,” to YouTube. When a neighbor of Lily & Madeleine shared the video on Reddit, the song hit the site’s front page. Within hours the video received over a quarter of a million views. It also attracted the attention of Asthmatic Kitty Records. They quickly signed Lily & Madeleine and issued the EP on 10-inch.

Just a month after Globe dropped on vinyl, the duo re-entered the studio and recorded their self-titled debut, which was released in October of 2013 to both critical and fan acclaim. Of the music, Jon Pareles of the The New York Times writes, “the thing that flags them as extraordinary is their sibling vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed,” while American Songwriter describes, “Their voices can pierce through the chaos of everyday life and actually make you stop what you’re doing.”

Since that release, the sisters have toured worldwide, including a sold-out U.K. tour and a very special capacity performance at the historic 1,200-seat Circle Theater with their hometown Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They’ve played on live national TV (a slot on CBS “This Morning”) and were crowd favorites at 2014’s Lotus Festival. Yet, the girls have remained modest, sticking to hard work as their imperative.

As young as they are, Lily, 17, and Madeleine, 19, are their own women. The songs on Fumes acknowledge childhood’s end and announce the entrance into adulthood—a place where the road ahead is unknown and sometimes dark. Facing the darkness head on, Lily & Madeleine at times hark back to the female-driven post-punk band The Raincoats, delivering a distaff perspective that is equal parts beauty and toughness, sugar and salt.

“The thing that flags them as extraordinary is their sibling vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed.” New York Times

Many of the songs on Fumes also touch upon movement and transition, from leaving a situation to “find out who you are” (“Lips and Hips”), or to escape (“Cabin Fever,” “Ride Away”). The album is very much a travelogue that speaks to the essence of a restless creative spirit, and the sisters’ desire to break new ground.

“Fumes,” says Madeleine, “shows our transformation as musicians and as women, and was inspired by our experience on the road as well as the life experiences of people close to us. It’s a perfect reflection of this stage of our lives.”

Fumes arrived October 28th, 2014 on Asthmatic Kitty Records.
Young Summer - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Young Summer
DC-based singer/songwriter Young Summer (born Bobbie Allen) can't tell you her childhood address. That is to say, she's moved so many times she can't possibly pin it down to one neat set of numbers. Even in the midst of the pushes and pulls of such a transient lifestyle, however, Allen never failed to find solace in one thing that has remained constant: music. Coming of age to the sounds of Karen Carpenter and Freddie Mercury, Allen was at once awestruck and captivated by her favorite artists. When she discovered Michael Jackson's Off the Wall on cassette as a child, she played it until the tape finally snapped in her Fisher Price tape recorder.

Wrapping herself in that comfort, Allen found her own voice at a remarkably young age. Following in the footsteps of her mom, who Allen says was always singing, the young songstress went throughout her days singing, and thankfully one of her preschool teachers encouraged her parents to let her do just that.

It's that voice, mastered by years of spontaneous practice, which defines Young Summer. Though Allen herself had to come face-to-face with her own debilitating stage fright (she signed herself up for a festival and just got over it), she has grown into the talent American Songwriter says "sounds like Heaven."

After landing a spot opening for Nashville singer/songwriter Trent Dabbs in her hometown of Washington, D.C., the musicians exchanged email addresses with hopes of working together again, and Dabbs followed through on his word by inviting Allen to come to Nashville in August of 2011. Producer, Jeremy Bose was added to the mix and the three of them together helped create the sound Allen had always been searching for: a fresh, savvy, electronic incarnation known as Young Summer...

Young Summer presents a new side of artistry for Allen. "It's extremely honest music," she explains. "It really is no-holds-barred in its honesty. It feels that way when you hear it because that concept is very deliberate. That's the thread that brings all of the songs together and makes them related. It all comes from a very sincere and honest place."
Shannon Hayden - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Shannon Hayden
Ground

breaking cellist, Shannon Hayden, began playing cello at the age of 7
and over the next several years she studied and competed both nationally
and internationally. Despite the heavy demands of classical study,
Shannon found time to become an accomplished guitarist as well,
performing and recording with bands and developing cello compositions
incorporating effects borrowed from her electric guitar work. Interest
in furthering the range and the future role of her instrument continued
and even eclipsed her interest in traditional cello works. Experimenting
with analog and digital devices required the development of new playing
techniques which expanded on the unique sonic characteristics of the
cello.

Shannon

Hayden's third album “You See The World” to be released in 2015, walks a
thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. Her
sound has been described as an emotionally charged journey through
surreal, sonic landscapes. She performs her own compositions around the
world while also providing multi-instrumental work for the Asthmatic
Kitty Records artist Lily and Madeleine.

“Doing

what is expected isn’t something everybody does well. Following years
of classical training at the highest level, Shannon Hayden’s very non
traditional interpretation of cello performance is an example of why
that is a good thing. Running her instrument through more electronic
gear and amplification than some metal band with a stolen credit card
probably wasn’t something anyone back at the conservatory had in mind,
though it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise these days. Art
has always found ways to embrace technology without becoming a slave to
it and Shannon’s compositions owe as much to her brilliant mastery of
the cello itself as they do to the latest technical innovations which
greatly expand the range and complexity of the instrument. Occasional
heavy outbursts of distortion with elements bordering noise punk are
matched with layers of lush ambiance combining both current and
traditional styles with all the virtuosity of a player redefining our
expectations of maturing young prodigies. Some musicians make you feel
good about where music is headed and Shannon Hayden is one of them”
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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