Instrument Thieves, Cowboy Indian Bear, Medals
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
Young Mothers combines Nilsson-esque Pop with Top 40 caliber hooks and incisive lyrics. It's not just that Zach Toporek packs a punch with his words, though he does- It's that the young songwriter behind the sound is also insightful when he bites. Young Mothers is about dusty Motown records in space and psychotherapy. Big Rock and sugar drops. And songs. Real songs
Instrument Thieves are a newly conceived avant-pop band from a Brit, a Singapore native, and two music school grads from New Jersey. They found one another in Brooklyn and have been holed up in their Flatbush studio for a year figuring out what type of sounds they wanted to make. Drums, bass and guitar lay down the beats while throwback analog synth and electronically tinged violin add the color. A subtle weirdness compliments the strength of the melody and lyrics, which allude to some sort of darkly fixated Paul Simon.
Cowboy Indian Bear
Cowboy Indian Bear started off like most bands; in search of a name.
When members CJ Calhoun, Beau Bruns and Marty Hillard came together they couldn't decide on a band name so they traded a buddy a six pack of beer for the one they settled on. For the Lawrence, Kansas-based trio, the name was essential. With featherweight melodies, ghost-like echoes and whirring rhythms they create an ethereal celebration that is tempered with a tinge of classic rock/pop. Reflective of the free association ethos of the music, Cowboy Indian Bear stands as the perfect name for its sprawling, ambitious sound.
The trio began working on material in April 2008. Building from demos that CJ and Beau compiled on the side of their previous project, the group quickly found themselves moving in a unique direction. With each member drawing from a variety of influences the resulting sound is, at once, a singular statement with timeless appeal. In February 2009 they released a self-titled, three-song EP to critical acclaim and a strong grassroots response from all over the Midwest.
Their refreshing take has allowed them to open for such esteemed artists as Peter Bjorn and John, The Appleseed Cast, Murder by Death, and The Republic Tigers. After signing to Kansas City label The Record Machine in early 2010, the band released a 7-inch split with It's True!, a quintet from Omaha, NE. Eagerly awaiting the release of their full-length debut album "Each Other All The Time", Cowboy Indian Bear is confident that a six pack was a small price to pay.
Medals came into existence as a new collaboration between vocalist/guitarist Will Popadic and bassist Yoichiro Fujita of the Brooklyn band Jaguar Club. Their debut LP “Dancing in Ceremony” was released in March of 2011. Nadia Brittingham, a college friend of Fujita, joined them on synthesizer for their live act.
Their new recordings were completed as the band members traveled between New York and Boston, where Popadic now resides. It is also the first full collaboration between Popadic, Fujita and Brittingham. Being physically distanced forced the band to write songs in completely new ways. Popadic accrued a slew of new pedals and synthesizers and built a recording studio in his basement where the ideas each band member worked on individually were combined, refined and reimagined. It is equal parts experimental and pop, distant and intimate
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