Tidewings Creative presents an evening of music with Sis and Suzanne Vallie at the Lab, located at 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23 and upstairs from Carmel Valley Roasting Company.
“Suzanne Vallie writes unusual folk songs that are at times sweet and childlike, and at other times haunting and seductive. A roots-y aesthetic runs through her music, and her lyrics paint vivid (and often weird) pictures of small town, rural life…Her honest, unadorned voice rings beautifully over her often spare arrangements...Vallie's four-song EP, Water Table, is an excellent introduction to her work, but it left me wanting to hear more..."—Meg Ruddick, NPR's Second Stage
Sis is a band. While a sole composer/singer Jenny Gillespie Mason begins the process sketching lyrics and melodies alone in a room, the rest is a serendipitous, scary and smooth recording combustion between players in the studio, namely core members Mason, electric guitarist Carly Bond (Meernaa) and keyboardist Rob Shelton (Meernaa, John Vanderslice). The music of their debut album Euphorbia (Native Cat Recordings, 2018) is an experiment in soulful R&B romantics with an undercurrent of breathless risk. While a disparate array of influences materializes on the record Euphorbia, from Sade to Steve Reich, something truly new is created the collective energy from each player’s musical lineage. They've since released a single "Nightie," an ode to UFO dreams, Jungian stirrings, and the restless hypnotics of Talking Heads, to be included on their forthcoming 2019 sophomore LP Gas Station Roses. The new record recorded with drummer Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Cass McCombs) and percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro Y Moi, US Girls).
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$8 at the door. Beer and wine available for purchase.