Jason’s coming back! But only for a month. We’d like to make it longer than that, so we’re donating a portion of tonight’s earnings (door and bar) to help defray the costs associated with getting him here for good. The following artists will be lending their talents:
- The Austin Chronicle says of Cartright: “This Austin based band is formed of the Cornetti Brothers 3: Nick on drums, Joe on keys/harmonica, Lou on bass, and Ben Russell on guitar/vocals (who is also the mind behind the band’s artwork). All are grizzly and all are talented individuals that bring something different to Cartright to make it like no other rock-folk group you’ve heard. They formed over five years ago in north Texas. Their newest release is the Jass Song EP that includes Jass Song and Curtains available on a limited edition color 7″ vinyl. Their new material let their listeners know that they are sticking to their unique style and sound without having every song sound the same.” Listen here.
- From the bio of Mexico’s The Oats: “Having bonded in high school around their love of The Pixies and The Beatles, the four muchachos from Mexico City started writing and playing together for fun. In 2010, just three months after the bassist picked up his instrument for the first time, the band recorded and released their first EP Smokin’ Smokings.” Listen here.
- Little Worlds‘ bio: “Little Worlds is dedicated to innovative reinterpretations of the Mikrokosmos collection. Written by 20th century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, Mikrokosmos, or Little Worlds, was originally intended as a progressive study of piano technique. Since their completion in 1939, the study and performance of these 153 etudes has become standard in the classical music community. Offering insight into Bartok’s innovative use of rhythm, harmony and musicality, the pieces are often cited as the master composer’s most important musical testament. These brief melodies are inflected with new meaning by guitarist, Ryan Mackstaller, trombonist Rick Parker and drummer Tim Kuhl. The trio draws from their dynamic musical experiences in the rock, jazz, avant garde and improvised music scenes of Brooklyn, NY in their dynamic performance of these classical etudes.” Listen here.
- Tonight’s host Patrick Salt Ryan is a troubled troubadour, howling boozed-up ballads all alone from a big stage. These are slow but catchy melodies carrying words so depressed you can’t tell if he’s joking or not. It’s like if Evan Dando was a drunk, not a junky, and wrote all his songs on the fourth morning of a week-long coke bender. Patrick will be playing songs before each band as introduction Listen here.