Luke Sweeney & Wet Dreams Dry Magic

STRUNG TOGETHER: A Free Fall Series with

Luke Sweeney & Wet Dreams Dry Magic

Pancho-san, FOLI (members of Social Studies, Record Release), Jitsun Vincent (of Vows)

Mon, October 1, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

This is a Free Show

This event is 18 and over

Be sure to RSVP here: www.do415.com/StrungTogether

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Luke Sweeney & Wet Dreams Dry Magic
Luke Sweeney & Wet Dreams Dry Magic
"A bicycle crash in junior high left Sweeney with his jaw wired shut for six weeks, and in recovering, his sustenance was on an acoustic guitar. What was he chasing? Perhaps something in a progression that led to the acquisition of a Yamaha MT-50 4-track recorder, seclusion in empty piano rooms on the campus of UC Berkeley, emerging only to host cassette release parties in his co-op; the rabid touring and recording in some of (Vows, Montra); and the logging of enough sonic gold on tape to get a stretch of Highway 101 named after him. Yet there's many a sonic contribution still ahead...

In 2006 he conjured up a mix of mostly instrumental psychedelic pop musings entitled ‘Wet Dreams Dry Magic’, and has since assembled a cast of accomplished players around that moniker – including Brett Eastman (ex-Girls), Jerome Steegmans (ex-Sugar & Gold), and Ms. Rohini Moradi (ex-Plum). As a band, Wet Dreams Dry Magic delivers the spectrum of Sweeney's songs – which span from heart-on-sleeve folk to stream-of-subconscious confessionals to euphoric barn-burners drenched in soulful sweetness – into a magnet of ears who hear something familiar yet mysteriously new, as if plucked from an Earth-like planet just barely detectable on our Doppler.

With much road traveled and tape unraveled, Sweeney has recorded two albums in the past year – an eclectic collection of electric psych-soul gems cut in October 2011 at Media Blitz in Brooklyn with producer Robin MacMillan (Persephone’s Bees, Shalants), and a stripped-down folk-feel record this past spring at the house of Lucas Boilon (of Faultline Studios & Golden Gate Recording). Both are due for release in the coming year, poised to reach a new level of detection on the national radar." ~ Roy Raines
Pancho-san
Pancho-san
With their sophomore release, Pancho-san brings back their jangly and ethereal textured sound, but this time adding more synthesizers and pop elements. The new album is called "Americans".

Pancho-san is the monicker for the band led by songwriter Patrick Abernethy (formerly of Beulah, and Rogue Wave). For Americans, he enlisted the help of his old bandmates Pat Spurgeon (of Rogue Wave) and Eli Cr
ews (of Beulah, and tUnE-yArDs producer).

Pancho-san has played shows with... the Papercuts, Admiral Radley, The Fresh and Onlys, Exray's, Tim Cohen's Magic Trick, Little Wings, Two Gallants, Still Flyin', Grand Lake, Man/Miracle, Nyles Lannon, Meric Long (The Dodos), The Mumlers, The Black Swans, and Miles Kurosky (of Beulah).
FOLI (members of Social Studies, Record Release)
FOLI (members of Social Studies, Record Release)
Foli is a two piece (gtr/vox and drums) consisting of Ben McClintock and Cam Bateman. It was spawned due to Ben's interest in playing louder,fuller arrangements of his bedroom recordings. They started rehearsing in early spring 2012 and are in the final stages of completing their first proper studio album recorded in San Francisco at Ear Relevant Recordings with producer John Karr. The music itself is some kind of poor man's attempt at blending the blues, noise, odd-time, and soul music. Think My Bloody Valentine, D'angelo, Battles, and Mount Eerie trying to write a song together.
Jitsun Vincent (of Vows)
Jitsun Vincent (of Vows)
Jitsun Vincent lives in Los Angeles, CA where he hides in his second-world shack experimenting with sounds and exploring the corners of the mind. His songs reflect the vey real mysteries and beauty of love and life, weaving into psych pop charmed with shimmering vocals. He is a founding member of San Francisco sensations Vows and Montra - two groups that heavily influence the songs he develops today.

**All patrons under 21 years old must purchase a $5 drink ticket.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/