M. LOCKWOOD PORTER
Van Goat (single release), Madeline Tasquin (single release), Maria Jose Montijo
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
M. LOCKWOOD PORTER
The Berkeley, California-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter is part of a promising crop of up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters. In the past three years, he has released three critically-acclaimed albums and performed all over the US, sharing the stage with acts like American Aquarium, David Wax Museum, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Water Liars, Samantha Crain, David Ramirez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and John Moreland. He has performed at festivals like Outside Lands, Noise Pop, Norman Music Festival, and CMJ. Paste Magazine has called Porter's newest album How To Dream Again "courageous and moving while eloquently capturing the zeitgeist." In a review, Americana UK said, "Take care with M. Lockwood Porter. He is an important singer-songwriter."
Van Goat (single release)
Van Goat takes the tradition of fun, fast, eclectic surf rock started by bands such as Agent Orange, The Pixies, and The Minutemen, mixed with their own brand of swing punk reminiscent of The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Fast, crass, and extremely catchy, Van Goat’s music is defined by constant hooks and changes.
Madeline Tasquin (single release)
Accompanying herself on piano, guitar or ukulele, often with an excellent band behind her, BC-born singer-songwriter-performer Madeline Tasquin delivers her intricately-crafted music with a radiant stage persona, with spontaneity, humour and vulnerability in all the right moments, guided by a voice that doesn’t seem it could possibly emerge from her small frame.
Madeline’s sound is distinctly her own; each song having its own life, and the story that gave birth to it. Whether it be a Joni Mitchellesque jazz-folk song on piano about losing the log cabin home her Dad built to the bank at age 5, or a playful prog-pop tune “written at the best picnic ever,” or bilingual waltz on ukulele about a dangerous brush with a wind god, its all woven together with a nimble and powerful voice, her gentle harmonic and rhythmic twists and turns, and a palpable presence with her audience.
Maria Jose Montijo
My name is María José. I write songs, sing from the heart and play the harp. I perform alone and with others. I am a Puerto Rican based in the Bay Area, where I stick needles in people, feel into their cerebrospinal fluid, and work with plants as medicine for a living. I download my songs from the universe.
$10 advance / $12-20 sliding scale at door