The Yeah Tones, Sunken Meadow, Allegra Levy, Pontus

The Yeah Tones

Sunken Meadow

Sunken Meadow is a rock/grunge trio. A throwback to 90's alt. and metal music, Sunken Meadow captures the essence by utilizing memorable vamps, haunting melodies and varying time signatures. The sonic pallet of heavy distortion, alternate tunings and complex song forms set them apart from most rock groups currently performing. From house parties to larger venues, Sunken Meadow has created a niche in the underground sludge rock scene.

Allegra Levy

A West Hartford native now based in New York, Allegra Levy is a jazz singer with a sultry, rich sound that leans toward the lower register. A graduate of New England Conservatory, she is an innovative and emotive musician who performs her own unique, original music, as well as updated arrangements of standards rooted in the jazz tradition with a nod to the progressive.

Pontus

PHWG is a six-piece band (guitar, cello, violin, bass, drums, tabla and electronics) performing music composed by Pontus H.W. Gunve. The electric guitar is at the heart of Gunve’s mostly instrumental music, and he craftily combines elements of progressive rock, electronic and Western/Indian classical music. He experiments with the guitar, and often you will hear these experimentations in his pieces; bending the notes on the guitar to play like a sitar, as he does in his piece titled ‘Bengal’. Gunve intends his live shows to be a complete experience for the senses: highly energetic live music and tranquil abstract imagery woven together to scintillate the spectator’s imagination. Each musical composition has its creative place: it could be the streets of Calcutta, the financial district in Jersey City or the pristine forests in Sweden. The videos, also created by Gunve, are an important accompaniment to the music; a sort of conduit for the musical journey he’s prepared for his audience.

Watching Jean Michel Jarre’s Live in Houston show on Swedish television was a defining moment for Pontus. He continues to be inspired by the extravagant electronic music show and aspires to recreate a similar live musical experience, but on a much smaller scale. Gunve has been fine-tuning this idea for his show since the release of his first solo album, Great Wall of Sound. At first, the concept was very simple –a one-man orchestra. Gunve on guitar (and sometimes keyboard) would perform to backing tracks of his music that were synched with videos. The show (called Great Wall of Music) was performed at several venues, including bar/lounges in New York City and Jersey City and at a performance festival in Sweden (2007).

With his second album – Movements – Pontus has brought together an eclectic group of very talented musicians to perform the pieces, bringing to life his own concept of an ultimate musical experience.

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The Yeah Tones, Sunken Meadow, Allegra Levy, Pontus

Wednesday, May 8 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Spike Hill

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