Garage Bar: JPhono1 / Sour Notes / Gabe Smiley
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Show Starts: 8:00 pm
The image of an astronaut on a horse has about become synonymous with John Harrison, the songwriting force behind Chapel Hill’s band North Elementary and now also solo project Jphono1. It’s an image that really makes no sense, but then makes total sense when you get to know John Harrison as a songwriter. An astronaut loves space and has great confidence to explore unknown territory using technology and physics to guide. Cowboys are grounded, earthy, and gritty. Both revel in the exploration of something novel and their freedom to keep on for that next discovery, both like Harrison’s songwriting, journeying you to the far-reaches while keeping you firmly grounded in familiar ease.
The Sour Notes are an American independent rock band based in Austin, Texas, consisting of members Jared Boulanger, Amarah Ulghani, Rene Chavez & Justin Selman.
Formed initially as the moniker for singer/songwriter Jared Boulanger’s solo recording project while living in Houston, Texas, upon the completion of a completely self-recorded debut album The Meat of the Fruit (2008) , Boulanger followed long-time friend Chris Page to Austin, TX with the intention of creating a performing band together. There they recorded their first collaborative effort, second album Received in Bitterness (2009). After a brief East Coast tour in support of the album, the band recorded 7-inch single, Never Mix, Never Worry which displayed a new direction for The Sour Notes’ characteristically evolving sound. Later that year, multi-instrumentalist Elaine Greer joined the band during the recording of their third album It’s Not Gonna Be Pretty which was released in January 2010 to much critical acclaim. Following a 2-week tour in support of the album, The Sour Notes were selected as an official showcasing artist at the 2010 SXSW Music Festival, opening for We Are Scientists at the Official SXSWi Closing Party and Daniel Johnston‘s only Austin, TX show that summer.
I'm a guitarist and singer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina I've been writing songs and singing them in my room late at night for years. In high school I played with Cole Park and Bipolar Express two explosive local bands. Recently, I've assembled a medley of some of the best musicians I know to play with me throughout this summer. We do pop rock with a bit of folk and blues mixed in. Come check us out at a show or look for me on the side of Franklin Street.
In the Garage Bar
Doors @ 8:00 PM
Show @ 9:00 PM