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 the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschper while she studied printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The discipline instilled in her a strong work ethic and an intense focus to detail, while simultaneously inspiring her to pursue other creative aspects of her personality. A self-taught songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Leschper's earliest musical influences span a great swath of early aughts rock and folk, such as 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, including Lighting Bolt, Hella and Tera Melos. As a result, her earliest demos exhibit a sense of striking catharsis under non-traditional song structures, which flirt between strength and vulnerability and are often quite linear in form.
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.