Exhausted Pipes, Devon McClive and Sons, Lily Taylor, Mission Bells

Exhausted Pipes

Exhausted Pipes is a 3-piece rock band based out of Berkeley, CA. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Hunter Steers, drummer David Mayman and bassist Andy Landgraf produce a tight, original sound and a provide a great entertaining live performance. With a loud blues-based attack and a heavy indie rock sound, Exhausted Pipes is sure to get your average smoky, drunken bar room crowd dancing.

Devon McClive and Sons

Devon McClive and Sons formed in 2009 in San Francisco when Devon returned from an inspiring sabbatical in Bellingham, WA. With a handful of songs written on the cello, she pulled in some of her favorite musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area who she had played with over the years in other bands. With the idea in mind that she would pull these people together for a recording project, two years later, they are still playing and performing together. A little seed of an idea turned into a growing and evolving entity all of its own.

With folk music and romantic experiences of living on the water as inspiration, the music toggles between proud chords and heart wrenching melodies. The music ranges from gypsy-like rhythms with sassy trumpet solos to sweet tender vocal lines accompanied by riveting viola riffs and spaghetti western guitar sounds. People have compared them to artists such as Regina Spektor, Antony and the Johnsons, Dido and Damien Rice. The band consists of Michael Tornatore on drums, Steven Hall on viola, Aaron Priskorn on trumpet, Dave Davis on guitar and Devon McClive on cello, piano and vocals.

Shortly after they played their first show in March, 2009, they started playing in the poster room of the legendary Fillmore. Devon took the songs on the road and played two east coast tours, learning the way the road and spreading the music as best as she could, playing places such as The Cake Shop in NYC and the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV. In July of 2010, Devon released her first EP, Quiet Bravery, on piano with Michael on drums. They hit the road to promote the EP through the Pacific Northwest. In the meantime, they have received some press from the UK and are working on the first album as a full band to be released in 2011.

Vintage effects, aural soundscapes, looped melodies and a ravishing voice all contribute to Lily Taylor's dynamic solo performances. After moving to San Francisco from Santa Fe, where she studied contemporary music and alternative practices, the musician became involved in myriad projects,collaborating and ever expanding her experimental yet completely accessible music. On her own, Taylor's uniquely structured songs play out with an arresting passion and a sublime spirit.

CHARLIE SWANSON

Mission Bells

Mission Bells is a San Francisco based band whose debut album, "the CarbonCircus," will be released in the summer of 2012 on the Memorials label Blood Thirsty Unicorn Records. Mission Bells was started in 2011 by producer/songwriter Micah Almeida. He employed the help of Thomas Pridgen (the Memorials, the Mars Volta) and longtime friend Cameron Hunt in producing the album. A Berkeley graduate, Micah produced albums and songs for the Coup, Myka 9 (Mykology 2011), Scientist and many Bay Area artists.

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Exhausted Pipes, Devon McClive and Sons, Lily Taylor, Mission Bells

Thursday, August 29 · 8:00 PM at Monarch

Tickets Available at the Door