Josh Berwanger Band
Mammoth Life, The Silhouette Era
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
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Josh Berwanger Band
Josh Berwanger could easily be considered a veteran of the rock and roll wars. He first made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a seminal Kansas band that released two glorious albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown and 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and would go on to release two criminally underrated records (2004’s Change of Living and 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug on that project and taking a job doing the next most logical thing possible– coaching high school basketball in Lawrence, Kansas.
Having experienced the highest highs and lowest lows involved with chasing his musical dreams for the better part of two decades, Berwanger found himself at a crossroads—should he finally hang up his guitar for good or should he soldier on, pulling together his best tunes and working with a group of friends to make the best music possible? Luckily, he chose the latter. “There’s this part of me that really wants music to be normal again. I don’t even know what I mean by that exactly, but I know what normal isn’t—designer outfits, fireworks, crazy gimmicks. I don’t know how to relate to that. I want to make rock and roll. I want to make something honest.”
Mammoth Life is a female fronted, indie rock/ dream pop quartet from San Francisco. Soaked in reverb with
coursing organ and electric guitar, this band falls somewhere between Weezer's Blue and current releases by
Tennis and Beach House. ML's self-titled LP was recently released on July 31st, 2013 via Satisfying Records.
The Silhouette Era
The Silhouette Era bring dream pop infused indie rock out of San Francisco, CA. The Silhouette Era started as a solo project for singer/songwriter Carlos J Gonzalez. The recording for his first solo debut album “Movements” began July of 2012 and was officially released on Oscillator Records on November 6, 2012. Gonzalez was quickly joined by long time friends James Findlay (of Concave) on drums and Clayton Payton on bass. The trio have been playing music together in one form or another for some time now.
Influenced by an array of genres and decades, The Silhouette Era draw some of their heaviest influences from the great indie bands of the 80′s and 90′s. Such as The Smiths, The Pixies, Archers of Loaf, Sonic Youth, Superchunk, Modest Mouse, and Duster but have been compared to more contemporary artists such as Broken Social Scene.
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