Minor Birds, Lady Lazarus, and Antonette Goroch
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA, 94705
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Lady Lazarus is the solo project of Melissa Ann Sweat, a singer-songwriter, artist, and creative writer from San Jose, Calif. now living in Los Angeles.
Antonette Goroch (sometimes known as AntonetteG) is a singer, songwriter, mother, writer, and world traveler. A vocalist and storyteller since the age of 5, she has delved into various musical styles including opera, musicals, rock, classical, country, folk and blues. Though she has been compared to other contemporary indie folk artists such as Neko Case, Penelope Houston and Mazzy Star, Antonette, draws from this broad base of influences for a sound both traditional and all her own.
Antonette has spearheaded an array of diverse projects over the past fifteen years, co-producing several full length recordings as the singer/bassist for the all-girl indie rock trio, the Amazon Mollies (I’m With The Band/ 1995 Molly Rock/1997, Promised Land/1999, Sugar Molly/2000); the singer/guitarist for the folk rock band, Liesl’s Wet Dress (Shedding Skin/2001, Gingerbread Aliens/2004, Spielen/2005); and the singer/guitarist for the indie folk duet, The Hobbyists (The Hobbyists, 2006). Her first full length solo recording, “Pretty Pictures”, was released in 2010. The nine-song release includes three songs co-produced by Billy Talbot (of Neil Young & Crazy Horse) and performed with The Hobbyists (Greg Turner/guitar, Billy Talbot/bass, Elton Ridge/drums, Tommy Carns/lapsteel,guitar); two songs co-produced with Elton Ridge at Rodent Records, performed by “The Golden Boys” (Nick Dumitriu/guitar, Nicolas Dobbratz/ drums, Jerome Steegmans/bass) and three songs co-produced and performed with Nicolas Dobbratz (Of Montreal/Sugar & Gold) and Jerome Steegmans (Sugar & Gold) at Coppertone Studios in Berkeley, CA. Antonette’s most recent solo album, Pieces of Gravel, is forthcoming on Light Rail Records in the summer of 2011. Throughout each of these incarnations, Antonette has been recognized for her voice, melodies and lyrics, described as “a compelling blend of intelligence, innocence and insight, with a dash of intellectual insanity.”
An avid traveler, Antonette has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for the last 10 years in bands and as a solo performer opening for various artists including Joseph Arthur, Ed Harcourt, and Penelope Houston (of the Avengers). She has also collaborated and performed as a guest with bands/artists including, Smile God Loves You, Poetics, ShellShag, Gravid Wives and The Billy Talbot Band (of Neil Young & Crazy Horse).
“AntonetteG’s material reveals a variety of influences. The song ‘My Horseshoe’ has a country flair, while ‘Pretty Pictures’ shows her rock side. ‘No Joy For The Soldier’ suggests a Creedence Clearwater Revival influence. The song describes military personnel struggling to adjust when they return from battle, a timely topic given our nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”—John Larson, Tacoma Weekly
Chelsea and Joel have been playing music together in different capacities since 2004, but after a series of tragic events in 2008, followed by an almost year long dry spell, their thoughts and talents took shape as Minor Birds. The relationship these two have is very honest and open and it comes across in the music. Joel writes the lyrics as poetry and Chelsea creates the melody and sets them to music. It is a very organic way of working together to create the sound and feel they want to capture in every song. Minor Birds pull influences from everything they encounter. They do not set out to copy or tweak any one sound, but seek to create original compositions that build and amplify the mood. Their music is not made to fit into any one sound, but to convey the emotion of the moment.
$5.00 - $7.00
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