The Family Crest

"While vying to collect more musicians onstage than the Decemberists or Arcade Fire, The Family Crest harbors an affection for Burt Bacharach-style swingin' romanticism that is sure to impress lovers of classical pop. " - The San Francisco Chronicle

"They take their earnest, anthemic cue from Arcade Fire, but the presence of so many string and wind instruments and the talents of frontman Liam McCormick put them on a unique frequency. When, 3 or so songs into their set, they reveal a horn section in the balcony above the dance floor, they pretty much have everyone eating out of their hands." - The Bay Bridged

"The Family Crest have crafted a vibrant collection of stadium-sized anthems and reflective ballads, unified by soaring melodies, lush arrangements, and singer/guitarist Liam McCormick's persuasively personal lyricism. Intricately orchestrated songs like North and Got Soul are animated by a dramatic sonic scope, thanks to the ensemble's remarkable communal instrumentation conveying an ardent yearning for emotional release. Such exuberant and evocative music invites a powerful kinship between the band and its audience, a bond which only serves to stir the Bay Area-based collective's creative spirit. Join the family." - Kata Rokkar

"The Family Crest proves that collaboration – and even inclusion of fans in the creative process – stirs creativity and allows for a fruitful blending of sounds… As interesting as the clever incorporation of classical music into modern musical genres (really, you just have to listen to these guys) is the story of how one guy's project to create a unique sound ended up involving hundreds of individuals known as the "Extended Family." By additionally blurring the lines between talent and audience, The Family Crest are a growing force to be reckoned with." - Daily BR!NK

"Their songs can vary quite widely from symphonic, to cabaret, to a flat-out rock and roll ruckus. It is hard to say which place they fall into most often, and given the instrumentation it's easy to think it might be a little too down tempo, but have no doubt when the last note is played it is clear that above all else they are a rock band at heart." - Seismic-Sound

De La Warr is a 5-piece band from Portland, Oregon consisting of Tyler Johnson (vocals, guitar), Julia Cramer (vocals, keyboards), Catherine Mehta (vocals, synths), Jordan Wilson (bass) and Steve Foster (drums).

DLW started with a homemade online EP in 2011, and began to build their fanbase in Portland over the course of the year. They released their debut self titled full-length album in July 2012, which has been described as musically mature, tastefully infectious, and soaked in rich vocal harmony. Last September, DLW released their first music video for ‘Like a Drum’, the wall of sound anthemic single of the album.

DLW has since been playing charged and energetic shows throughout the Pacific NW with nationally touring acts such as The Royalty and Infantree and NW favorites Shy Girls and The Good Hurt among others. With three distinct songwriters and singers, songs span seamlessly from smooth R&B to indy rock to electro-pop. DLW is looking forward to more great shows and a 5-song EP in summer 2013.

Treehouse Orchestra

Treehouse Orchestra hails from Berkeley on the San Francisco Bay, Consisting of seven members, all of different musical backgrounds and preferences ranging from jazz, soul, and funk, to indie rock and electronic music, Treehouse Orchestra began in June 2010. They are currently writing, recording, and booking shows around the East Bay, gathering experiences and ideas along the way.

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets

Advanced Tickets are available online until 5pm on the day of the show and a reserve of tickets are generally available at the door that night, unless posted on the Starry Plough website, Facebook and Twitter pages as sold out. http://www.starryploughpub.com

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The Family Crest, De La Warr (PDX), and Treehouse Orchestra

Saturday, May 25 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Starry Plough