OWL & PENNY, NORTHERN HUSTLE
DYLAN PRATT, B.O.T.S.
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
OWL & PENNY
Layering intricate acoustic fingering, intertwined with oftentimes haunting lyrical imagery and falsetto vocal harmonies that cascade and soar like ghosts through a fog, Ryan Osterman (Owl & Penny) has created a setting of mystery, nostalgia, and feral nature in his music. References of the forest and animal-like spirits along with the almost pulmonary pounding of large drums, marching through gravel, clapping and banging on buckets (and sometimes, even more odds and ends); it becomes difficult to not feel carried into the lands he describes within his music. Currently completing his 3rd release 'Milk & Sugar,' Osterman is perpetually evolving further away from his minimal folk-like origin and into something much more dark and colossal. Yet through the shadows, there is still a profound glimmer of hope shining through the branches with songs like "Acorn" and "Jules" that are solidified by strong instrumentation and devastatingly beautiful orchestral arrangements. Drawing inspiration from artists like Sigur Rós, The Tallest Man On Earth and Gregory & the Hawk, 24 year old Ryan Osterman has been performing since early 2006 and has self-released many demos and samplers prior to and in between the releases of his albums (Stolen Silver and Fever Dreams) on River Jones Music. Although he is young, do not let this dissuade your impression; Owl & Penny will surely leave you immersed inside a world of anthropomorphized nature and dreamlike qualities that will resonate between the walls of your heart and mind over and over.
"It seemed that Northern Hustle appeared out of nowhere. One day I had never heard of them, the next everyone seemed to be talking about them. They were playing shows everywhere, getting radio airplay in the UK and they crushed their Kickstarter campaign to fund their album in a mere three days." - Sounds Around Town
Norther Hustle, named one of the 'Top 10 Bands To Know in AZ' (Independent Music News, UK) and one of the '8 Arizona Bands That Should Be Famous' (Phoenix New Times), is gearing up to present the second installment of their three part concept album series, 'WAVESON'. After just releasing the first installment of their series in September of 2013, the band quickly went from playing backyards to getting airplay rotation both locally and internationally, as well as earning a feature spot on NPR. The band will now be saying goodbye to "FORGETHER", the album JAVA Magazine called "..Clearly one of the best debuts of the year", and presenting 'WAVESON' for only one night before taking a hiatus to record the album.
Northern Hustle will be joined by "The Southern Spirit Revival", an extension of the band specifically crafted for the recording and performance of "WAVESON", featuring Janna McCluskey (Where Are All The Buffalo?, The Balcony Scene), Justin James (Instructions, Petty Things) and Joshua Hill (The Hill In Mind).
Dylan's musical journey has led him to many places, both figuratively and musically. Originally playing in his band, In Symmetry, he became a fixture on the vibrant Phoenix art/music scene. In 2010 Dylan relocated to Seattle and performed as a solo artist and in the band Moya. Now based out of Tempe, AZ, Dylan has been performing as a solo artist and touring throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest, as well as opening shows for numerous national acts including Neko Case, JD McPherson, Rhett Miller, Ben Sollee, Matt Pond PA, Horse Feathers, and many others.
$5.00 - $7.00
Tickets Available at the Door