Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:
Jonah Matranga (FAR, Gratitude, onelinedrawing)
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Jonah Matranga (aka onelinedrawing) is essentially unique. His sound and style is somewhere in between Prince, Bjork and The Clash, but it doesn’t really fit into any genre. Over the last 20 years, he’s fronted influential post-hardcore band Far, along with lots else (onelinedrawing, New End Original, Gratitude). Jonah has played with, collaborated with, and influenced artists from Frank Turner to Kimya Dawson to Deftones to Sepultura to Lupe Fiasco… and lots more.
Jonah has played as many house shows as he has huge festivals, and he brings the same thing regardless of where he’s playing — ambitious songwriting, weird wit and honesty, and an interest in making it personal, direct, and fresh every time.
“You may know singer-songwriter Jonah Matranga from his various group projects–Far Gratitude, New End Original and the anagrammatic onelinedrawing — but music made under his own name still sounds as sweet… Matranga may have done his best work while flying solo.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“A loose, free-roaming approach to songwriting that pushes his music beyond the normal sad-sack singer/songwriter cliches” – PITCHFORK
“One of music’s most charismatic, tuneful, purist geeks…” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“He never disappoints.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“One of the most influential artists out there.” – INTERPUNK
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$12.00 - $15.00