Ken Stringfellow

Ken Stringfellow

The Maldives, Will Sprott (The Mumlers)

Thu, January 24, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

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Ken Stringfellow
Ken Stringfellow
"An artist worthy of respect and a listen from any true fan of classic pop....uniformly flawless" - PITCHFORK

"Stringfellow is one of the most underrated songwriters of our generation" - BILLBOARD

"Stringfellow's clear, composed croon forgives all sins" - ROLLING STONE

"Lush pop perfection" - MOJO

Ken Stringfellow is most widely known as a founding member of The Posies, as well as for his long-standing work in studio and onstage with REM, Big Star, and much more. Producer of acclaimed albums by Damien Jurado, the Long Winters, etc, Ken has also released four solo albums, all of which received high marks from Pitchfork, Mojo, and other indie gold standard media. He will be performing the songs from his latest solo release "Danzig in the Moonlight".
The Maldives
The Maldives
In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than half a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they've played every kind of gig imaginable- from backwoods festivals on the back of a flatbed truck to the inauguration of Seattle's musically minded mayor.

They have overflowed the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. In 2010, they were featured on MTV's $5 Cover series which spotlighted the best of Seattle's music scene.

What started as the personal project for lead singer and songwriter Jason Dodson has at times swollen to a small army of twelve before settling on seven full-time members. At some point, The Maldives became bigger than any one man.

Their debut full-length, 2009's Listen to the Thunder (Mt. Fuji, produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), was the culmination of years of live playing, not a studio piece, but a faithful document of who the Maldives had become as a live band. Their latest release Muscle for the Wing (Spark & Shine) is the opportunity to bring the band's assembled creativity together in a different way and explore their combined vision. And this time they brought in producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Grand Hallway) to capture it all. It builds on a heritage of cinematic American rock & roll that's at turns chivalrous and fist-pumping, steeped in tradition but unbound by expectations. Dodson's words reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.
Will Sprott (The Mumlers)
Will Sprott (The Mumlers)
Will Sprott is a song & dance man originally from San Jose, California. His old band the Mumlers was a ramshackle, shape-shifting crew of friends known for being a fun group of wild nerds. These days he performs most often under his own name, sometimes by himself, sometimes with other people. His musical travels have led him on zigzagging trails around the continent appearing everywhere from the Warfield in San Francisco to the Bowery Ballroom in New York City & all over the place in between, sharing stages with many luminaries of the musical underworld along the way. He recently finished a new record, Vortex Numbers, to be released soon.

“Sprott is a writer’s writer, turning glorious phrases and crafting storylines that employ classic sentiments and themes but tackle them with a unique touch that feels ancient and natural, as if he’s got a playbook full of secret audibles that can be claimed for his own.” —Daytrotter

"Not unlike The Odyssey, The White Album, or a broken watch, his music is timeless." —Metro Silicon Valley
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/