Coeur de Pirate

Coeur de Pirate (10:00 PM)

Sophie Auster (9:00 PM)

Sat, September 26, 2015

8:00 pm

Adv Tix $20.00 / Day of Show Tix $22.00

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Coeur de Pirate - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Coeur de Pirate
Coeur de Pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer-songwriter and
pianist Béatrice Martin.
Since the age of 3, Martin has been playing the piano and expressing herself
through songs and music. After spending several years singing and playing
keyboards in Montreal indie bands, Martin decided to go solo and released her
eponymously titled debut album in September 2008, to immediate national and
international acclaim. Her popularity on YouTube and MySpace helped her
garner millions of new fans. Coeur de Pirate has now sold more than one million
albums worldwide and counting. Martin toured the album extensively throughout
Europe and North America, while building an impressive list of collaborations
(Jay Malinowski, Kardinal Offishal, David Usher) and awards (Felix awards in
2009 and 2010, and the 2010 Victoire de la Musique Award for Original Song of
the Year, Juno and Polaris Prize nominations, etc.). Martin then returned in
November 2011 with her sophomore album, Blonde, which she co-produced
with Montrealer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor,
The Dears). Blonde found widespread success, leading to more sold-out tours
across Europe, Canada and the United States, selling over 200 000 copies
worldwide while Coeur de pirate reached Diamond certification in France. Martin
took home 2 Felix awards at the 2012 ADISQ gala (Pop Album Of The Year and
Female Singer Of The Year), while in 2013 she collaborated with the likes of
Simple Plan and Lights. The following year, Martin provided the soundtrack to
Radio-Canada’s hit medical series, Trauma, as well as the original score to
Ubisoft’s video game, Child of Light. Martin returns in 2015 with her third
album, a collection of songs dating as far back as 2012, written mostly in
Montreal. Where Blonde was inspired by 60’s yéyé, Francoise Hardy and Brigitte
Bardot, that new album finds Martin boldly expanding her horizons and
modernizing her approach. The intoxicating first single “Carry On” was recorded
in Stockholm with producer Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John, Robyn, Lykke
Li), her beloved piano is now cradled within a swirling ensemble of synthesizers
and carefully crafted string arrangements, with layers of dynamic drum sounds
and samples powerfully propelling the song forward. "Carry On" signals the end
of an era and ushers in another, where Martin reflects more deeply on her life up
to that point.
Sophie Auster - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Sophie Auster
Sophie Auster released her self -titled debut under the French label Naïve when she was only 18 years old. While still at Sarah Lawrence College, Sophie toured and played festivals across Europe and South America on her school vacations. In 2007 Sophie appeared on the cover of Spanish Rolling Stone. She has also been featured in Vogue, Elle, Les InRocks, Spin, Glamour, Paris Match, Rolling Stone,Velvet, Paper, Nylon, Porter, and was spotlighted as one of W Magazine's rising young stars.
In 2012 , Red Weather, was released as an EP. The music highlights her visceral vocals and heart-wrenching lyrics. “ Sophie Auster is not the kind of singer likely to come up too often. Like a cross between Fiona Apple’s righteous rage and Gillian Welch’s homespun folk yarns, her bittersweet alto’s deft sense of delivery is a shot to the scull, wrapped up in some of the most alluring, seductive torch songs you’re liable to find...”(Mike Levine, The Deli)
Sophie’s recent showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC earned rave reviews. “From track to track, Sophie whipped her hair, swayed her hips, and jerked her body around as the band struck gold after gold. Her voice ranged from a sensual rasp to a growing melodic boom that commanded the attention of everyone one in the venue” (Stage Buddy). As always, Sophie writes her own music.
Dogs and Men, Sophie's latest full length album, has been praised by The New York Times for its "sultry, folksy vocals" and W magazine calls it "soaring".
John Osburn of the acclaimed music blog, Obsburt raves: "Each song was a realization, and a high point. Her voice is relentlessly surprising, shimmering with folk, blues, concert rock, and cabaret. She fills up lyrics like balloons, every word a bubble of meaning, smart in the way that denies distinction between thought and feeling, impulse and enunciation...Something in her voice prompts synesthesia: her lyrics are, in their writing, expert, in their singing, polished like silver."
Says Auster: “The new album is called dogs and men. The title represents the two halves of the album. The subject matter is split in two. Men represent love and heartache and dogs the more surreal and dreamy side of the album. The album was produced by Jared Samuel.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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