Cayucas: Pronounced “ky-yook-us”, is the monikered homage to a sleepy little seaside town in San Luis Obispo County, California. That town, Cayucos, has hardly changed in the last 50 years, a far cry from the gentrified tourist traps parading showily down the nearby coastline. In the early 1960s, the surfing craze hit. There was one bar around which local kids congregated back then, the site of helpless crushes and fights and games of pool, a place whose jukebox soundtracked innumerable teenage years as breezy summers rolled into mild winters and back around again. The bar has since disappeared, but as Zach Yudin, the man behind the name, will tell you, the place still holds on tight to its propensity for dreamy, lazy, bonfire-lit nights worth getting moony-eyed about.

Plateau Below

Plateau Below is a (insert your genre choice here) band based in Bloomington, Indiana. The group is drawing a solid fan base thanks to their captivatingly energetic live shows and raw, honest sound. From sharing the stage with artists like Into it. Over it. and Cayucas to releasing their debut album, Still Paradise, the group’s momentum has carried them far.

It’s no wonder that the concept of time is a recurring theme throughout Still Paradise. Although the band is just reaching its first anniversary, its members share a much longer history. Drummer Jared Jones, bassist Jacob Gumbel, and guitarist Joe Creech have played music together since 2006; Jones and Creech even learned their instruments side-by-side. After casually collaborating for months, lead singer and songwriter Logan Carithers officially joined the trio in 2012, and Plateau Below was born.

After months of crafting the band’s sound, Plateau Below shifted their focus to recording their debut album. In order to capture the free-tempo vibe of a performance, the band recorded all of the bass, drums and rhythm guitar in live takes. They spent much of 2013 recording the remainder of the album in their own homes, mixing and mastering all of the songs themselves. The album features a variety of different musical styles all connected by Carithers’ poetically-inspired and thought-provoking lyrics. Catch their live show or take a listen to Still Paradise, out now on Jurassic Pop Records.

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Cayucas with Plateau Below

Thursday, August 22 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at The Bishop