Thick Paint, Oquoa
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Mothers began in 2013 as self-taught songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristine Leschper͛s solo project as she studied printmaking in Athens, Georgia. Leschper's earliest musical influences span a great swath of early aughts rock and folk including Interpol, Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom, The Microphones, and Athens legends Neutral Milk Hotel; she later developed a love for experimental music, math rock, and noise artists as well. Over time, Leschper began collaborating with fellow Athenian Matthew Anderegg and a fully flushed out band soon fell into place. In 2016, Mothers released their debut album ͞When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired͟ to great critical acclaim. Named a Stereogum͚Band To Watch͛, Pitchfork͛s review of the album compared Leschper to Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten while Noisey exclaimed that the record ͞is singer-songwriter prog rock for grown up emo kids.͟ Now based in Philadelphia, Mothers will spend 2018 working on their sophomore follow-up.
quietly nice and sleazy i find comfort in a feeling of nausea and face contorting song structure. come see this for yourself! fun!
Oquoa began as a solo recording project for Max Holmquist (The Great American Desert). He met with Roger L. Lewis (The Good Life/Conduits) and J.J. Idt (Conduits) and began writing and arranging music as a full band rather than a solo project. With a set of songs they entered the studio and started playing shows under the name Oquoa.
They released the album in the Summer of 2014 after J.J Idt left the band. Patrick Newbery (Cursive/Tim Kasher) joined on keys and Mike Overfield (Conduits) on bass. With a new lineup, they began recording in the summer of 2015. Their follow-up EP, "In Oneir" was released in July 2016 on cassette and via digital streaming platforms with tours in the summer and fall of 2016 as support for The Good Life and Speedy Ortiz.
Their music evokes a dreamy, floating, ambient atmosphere layered over pop and rock structures and and textures.