Tim Cohen ("Luck Man" Record Release) and Miller Carr - Private Parlor Show (($10 adv/$15 day of show))

Tim Cohen

Tim Cohen wants make you aware of life’s imperfections; he likes to play devil’s advocate…or maybe he's more like the devil’s buddy, offering up his own dark but playful asides. On Luck Man, the Fresh & Only’s and Magic Trick frontman’s first solo record for Sinderlyn, Cohen has created a lush, insular world that deals with the uneasiness of accepting life’s inherent flaws.

Recorded in his attic and at El Studio in San Francisco after recently moving back to a city he longed called home, Luck Man is a personal statement distilled from Cohen’s own experiences. “I draw upon little moments and memories to make music,” he says. “I like to think I’m leaving bits of wisdom behind, but I don’t possess the wisdom for longer than it takes to make a song. I inherit it momentarily, write it down, attach a melody that fits the words in rhythm, and then record it.” Attempting to answer the unanswerable, Cohen aims to fill this existential void with his songwriting.

The intricacies of tracks like “I Need A Wife” and "John Hughes" belie Cohen’s seemingly simple writing process where warmth and comfort meets a questioning anxiety. However, there's always more to each song than meets the eye. Influenced by Van Morrison's Veedon Fleece as well as his one-time day job as a delivery driver (see "Meat Is Murder") and other daily travails, Cohen eschews focusing on overarching topics like love, hope or despair and, instead, creates his own stories with fleeting, yet quietly complex characters and thoughts.

After over a decade of writing and releasing music under various monikers, it's clear that Cohen is more than capable of producing a beautiful record, whether or not you want to dig deeper into life's nagging paradoxes is solely up to you.

Miller Carr

"Miller Carr is a brilliant singer-songwriter. The San Francisco artist recently released the LP 'Trickster in Exile' on Valerian Records.

Some tracks have a dreamy vibe to them while others carry a driving rock rhythm. The record has all the elements to possibly become a future iconic classic that fans will revisit again and again.

How does living in the Bay Area affect your music?

'My music isn’t influenced by place so much, and if it is, it’s just an afterthought. I’ve been playing in and out of San Francisco since the turn of the century and, because of the times, it can be difficult to have the heart to continue, but I’ve still got a few friends left here.'

What’s the most important aspect to putting on a live show?

'The live show is about a transformation. It’s been going on ever since the trickster put on a mask and danced around the fire. Being present in the moment, being vulnerable, letting yourself unravel, there is so much uncertainty in the act itself. The best I can hope for is to simply pass through.'

Which of your lyrics best defines your band and why?

'The promise of an eternal sleep, broken when I woke from a dream, discovering the shadow was mine, I lifted up a cup of wine, with the moon in the shadow, we make three, I can use these two, for my company, endlessly.' — Immortal Wanderer off of the 'Trickster in Exile' LP. We’re all just passing through and in the end we die alone. It’s nice to have company in between.'"

--- Interview with Tony DuShane of the San Francisco Chronicle

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets

$10 in advance and $15 day of show online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above Ticketfly.com link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

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