Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun, Of Clocks & Clouds, Denizen, Foxtails Brigade, Mudfoot

Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun

Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun combine elements of rock and jazz with dark and uplifting rhythms thrown together with danceable beats to produce their sound.
When listening to each song, interwoven in the music, you may hear guitars and keyboards influenced by the beauty of Sigur Ros, the pensive feel of Broken Social Scene the escaping mood of Elbow, the rhythms of Frank Zappa, or the dark harmonies of Wayne Shorter; drum beats that are influenced by the poly rhythmic beats of Bill Bruford or the crisp tightness of Steward Copeland; vocal styles with melancholic emotion of Portuguese Fado; and bass lines influenced by the eerie atmospheric sounds of David Lynch and surreal visuals of Terry Gilliam.

Of Clocks & Clouds

karl popper, the german philosopher of science, divided the world into two categories of measurable events: clocks and clouds. clocks are precise and easily measured; clouds are amorphous and epistemic, "highly irregular, disorderly, and more or less unpredictable."

Denizen

Cousin Dave: Guitar, Lead v0x
Drummer Ben: Drums, Some Lead v0x
Big James: Keyboard
Cousin Pete: Sax
Wilkes: Bass, backup v0x

Foxtails Brigade

The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult stand-up comedian, Laura Weinbach grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. Her next-door neighbors were circus contortionists with emus and fang-toothed monkeys as pets and her childhood activities included snail hunting and spying on celebrity neighbors like Slash, Ice-T and Larry from Perfect Strangers.

While her mother, an accomplished classical pianist, taught the children piano, her father had a more unique approach to musical education:

“When I’d get in trouble as a kid, my father would punish me with cassette tapes,” Laura recalls. “He would make me mixes of all his favorite jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Astrid Gilberto and tell me that if I could learn the songs and sing them back just like the recordings then I could go out and play with my friends.

Laura's eccentric upbringing is present everywhere in Foxtails Brigade, from the quirky, lyrical imagery (hungry flies, headless rattlesnakes) to the hand-drawn artwork (dinosaurs, mermaids, sail boats) and videos.

After studying music and literature in college, Laura spent a couple of eye-opening years as a substitute teacher in the LA and Oakland public school districts, collecting a stockpile of inspiration which would eventually end up as songs lyrics. She soon formed Foxtails Brigade and in 2009 traded in her crayons and chalk board to do music full time, playing everywhere from street corners to rock clubs with a rotating cast of musicians including violinist/multi-instrumentalist Anton Patzner (Bright Eyes, Judgement Day).

Since the recent release of their second L.P. Time Is Passed (DIY), Foxtails Brigade have been busy making videos and touring the West Coast. More videos, tours and a third LP are all in the not-too-distant future.

Mudfoot

Mudfoot is a rock band that mixes funky backbeats, laid back groove and melodic harmonies similar to the sonic stylings of The Band, Tom Petty, John Mayer, and Bill Withers. We're passionate and energetic and our live shows are always a hell of a lot of fun.

"Hold Me Tight" (DJ Dance Party)

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Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun, Of Clocks & Clouds, Denizen, Foxtails Brigade, Mudfoot with "Hold Me Tight" (DJ Dance Party)

Saturday, July 27 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Spike Hill

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