Sweet Spirit, Tinnarose, Eric Slick

Sweet Spirit

Tinnarose

Eric Slick

My Son Cool

Mon, October 2, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$10.00 - $12.00

Sweet Spirit
Sweet Spirit
Ironically, the 7-piece Austin outfit Sweet Spirit started as a solo project for singer/songwriter Sabrina Ellis. Ellis, disillusioned from the breakup of her marriage and band Bobby Jealousy, started Sweet Spirit as a way to hone her focus and regain control of her music. She recruited a group of very specific musicians who's playing she admired either from previous projects or from afar.
The newly christened Sweet Spirit quickly got caught in the Austin buzzmill when Britt Daniel from Spoon became a fan. He helped the fledgling band link up with producer Mike McCarthy, co-wrote and recorded some songs with them, and took them on tour opening for Spoon.
Now, after two full-length releases and several cross-country tours, the band has earned a reputation for big, high energy live performances and catchy, glam-rock hooks.
Tinnarose
Tinnarose
Tinnarose made a huge mark in their adopted town of Austin, TX before decamping to Richmond. their most recent record evokes comparisons to the 70s sounds of Fairport Convention and Harry Nilsson, while also conjuring the songwriting elegance of artists such as Joanna Newsom and Cass McCombs. Their live shows, full of custom projections, interpretive dancers, and thoughtful musical expansion, leave an indelible mark on the audience.
Eric Slick
Eric Slick
Eric Slick was born in 1987. He started playing drums at the ripe old age of 2. During his teenage years, he studied at the Paul Green School of Rock Music with drummer Tim Karsten. He went to University of the Arts but quickly dropped out because his hands weren't small enough to play light jazz.

He began his career in 2006 as the drummer for Frank Zappa tribute act Project/Object. Shortly thereafter, he was swooped up by guitar pioneer/King Crimson member Adrian Belew. They toured the world together with his sister Julie Slick (bass) as the Adrian Belew Power Trio. They hugged each other often. Eric left the group in 2009 to pursue other projects and eventually landed in the Philadelphia group Dr. Dog. Eric also regularly performs with Philadelphia bands such as Springs, Paper Cat, Ape School, Norwegian Arms, and Nightlands. Eric sleeps in 3 and a half hour intervals.

Eric has also performed/recorded with Nels Cline (Wilco), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, California Guitar Trio, Bobby Martin (Zappa), Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ike Willis, Jon Anderson (Yes), Eddie Vedder, Ann Wilson (Heart), Mike Keneally, Ween, Crescent Moon, John Wetton (King Crimson), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), Chris Harford, Matt Vasquez, Ben Kweller, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), Deer Tick, and Andrew Weiss.

Eric wishes he could play with Bjork someday, or at least play her in Scrabble. He would likely "SCRABBLE" on a Triple Word Score with the word "OCTOPUS".
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org