Solstice In Stereo featuring Foxtails Brigade

Foxtails Brigade

The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult comedian, Foxtails front-girl 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. Laura’s upbringing is present everywhere in Foxtails Brigade, from the lyrical imagery to the hand-drawn artwork and sophomoric Instagram cartoons.

The band’s live show is a clockwork of junkyard beats, warped orchestral sonics, and Laura’s trademark voice and classical guitar intricacies with an A-List ensemble featuring performing members of Bright Eyes, Van Dyke Parks, and John Kale. The songs tackle subjects of substitute teaching in the Oakland and LA public school scenes, steak appreciation, and general unfairness awareness with a warped pop sensibility akin to influences like St. Vincent, Joanna Newsom, The Smiths, and Spoon.

Following their 2010 debut album The Bread and the Bait (Antenna Farm Records), the band released their second LP. Time Is Passed (DIY) during Christmas of 2012. Since then, Foxtails Brigade have been busy making videos, touring, and preparing their third LP.

The Seshen is a 7-piece Bay Area-based band whose songs mix live and electronic elements. Their music utilizes electronic textures to suggest complex emotions and vivid imagery but also to blur the distinction between the abstract and the familiar. The Seshen takes influences from electronic music, hip-hop, pop, R&B, dub, and indie rock to create beat-driven compositions with a strong emotional core.

The band consists of bassist/producer Aki Ehara, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboardist Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and synchronizer/sampler Kumar Butler, who provide the sonic backdrop for vocalists Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr.

Farallons

We play music together at Andrew's home in the outer sunset. He lives right on the beach. Lucky! Practice starts while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Every time the sky looks different - sometimes it's the deepest purple you've ever seen, and sometimes it's all fog. Either way the Pelicans still seem to love it. We eat soup and bread after we're tuckered from the musics. We are a brand new band. We are Andrew Brennan, Aubrey Trinnaman, Scott Fetzer, Sean Swet Jones, and Justin Wiener.

$12 adv / $14 door

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Solstice In Stereo featuring Foxtails Brigade with The Seshen, Farallons

Friday, December 20 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Chapel