Showroom: Bronze Radio Return / Goldenboy / Quiet Stars
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 Show Starts: 8:00 pm
Bronze Radio Return
There are some records that manage to span multiple eras of time and various places, in essence creating a new sonic space. New Englanders Bronze Radio Return have done just that on their sophomore album, the gorgeous and varied SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!. Contained within the space between notes and breaths are thousands of miles, and decades of history.
The roots of this travelogue-time capsule -- and the band that made it -- can be traced back to lead singer and guitarist Chris Henderson’s childhood. Spending hours on end in his father’s art studio, one of Henderson’s clearest, dearest memories is the large bronze radio, and the joyful noises he learned of there. “When the band started, we were looking for our direction, to see what this was going to be,” explains Henderson. “We came back to this idea of the return of the bronze radio, a return to some of those older, familiar sounds that all of us inherently grew up with.” The result is a forward-thinking retrospective of the sounds we all love.
You can't blame Goldenboy's Shon Sullivan for taking a little breather. Since the release of his band's 2003 debut Blue Swan Orchestra -- a KCRW favorite that featured guest vocals by Elliott Smith on "Summertime" -- Goldenboy has trekked near forever on the road, supporting the likes of Bright Eyes, Neil Finn, Stephen Malkmus and Grandaddy. For most of these shows, our Goldenboy was doing double-
duty as well, playing multiple instruments with Finn, the Rentals, Eels and others on tours across America, Europe and all points in between.
Straight outta suburban Diamond Bar, a few miles southeast of Los Angeles, former music student Sullivan had been spotted as a valuable player early on, first as a member of Spain. When Elliott Smith got wind of Sullivan's prowess on guitar, piano and cello, he quickly drafted him into his band; while performing with Smith, Sullivan began developing his own material, and thus the Goldenboy concept was born.
The New Familiar is a genre of music of which the melodies, rhythms, & arrangements of pop rock songs are reminiscent to those of the past but blended in such a way & paired with a brand new sound & attitude.
A guest of one of our shows once told us that we sounded like the 1970's but that we also sounded like today. This is a good example... a familiar sound that one may not pinpoint because it sounds brand new.
Shoegaze/dream pop band from central North Carolina with a fascination with effects pedals and an obsession with beautiful noise.
Quiet Stars was formed in the summer of 2011 with a lineup consisting of two members of the instrumental psychedelia/shoegaze outfit GLISSADE (http://www.gridsector.com/deepspace/?page_id=169) and two other members coming off long hiatuses from performing. The group spent their first year working on a batch of songs influenced by a range of shoegaze, New Wave, and jazz groups, which culminated in the "Canova EP" released in the summer of 2012.
Following completion of this recording session, the group turned their attention to playing shows and writing new material, with an eye towards recording a full length record in early 2013.
In the Showroom
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM