Sun Parade, Landon Elliott and the Goods, Shagwuf

Sun Parade

Landon Elliott and the Goods

Shagwuf

Sun, December 17, 2017

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

The Camel

$5.00 - $7.00

Sun Parade
Sun Parade
Chris Marlon Jennings grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, busking on the streets. He met Jeff Lewis when they were high schoolers on summer vacation at a gathering of old friends and families in Maine. Lewis, a mandolin player and islander, was due at Berklee College of Music on scholarship. After a semester in Boston, he moved to Western Mass to work with Jennings. That collaboration is the core of Sun Parade.

Jennings writes by and large in the language of existential howl, wherein life, love and the pursuit of happiness are a highway pile-up with the distinct possibility of dancing. Lewis spins ethereal, psychedelic glowing pop benevolence, songs sung into an old Fostex recorder and sent out into the world in strands of metaphysic werewolves and sunshine. The dichotomy between the two writers builds an outliers’ love fest, a condition Oscar Wilde once described as living in the gutter with stardust falling on us.

Over time Jennings and Lewis built the five-piece that is Sun Parade, with Karl Helander on drums, percussion, harmonies and ambient barking. [Helander is a powerhouse ideas force — the riffing at the end of “Tear” and the astral vocal descents in “Braindrain” were a couple of his contributions to the album.] Max Wareham (bass) and Eli Salus-Kleiner (keyboard) joined Sun Parade after Shuggy Mtn Breakdown was recorded.

Sun Parade's personal obsessions and projects range from British folk ballads to Motown; collectively their music is most influenced by the mutineers’ pantheon — The Clash, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dog, Nirvana, The Beatles. Sun Parade has supported Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Born Ruffians, and And The Kids. National Public Radio picked “Heart’s Out” — the title track of the band’s previous EP — for Songs We Love, and wrote that Sun Parade is “crafting the kinds of traditional guitar-pop songs that people might still be singing 50 years down the road.”
Landon Elliott and the Goods
Landon Elliott and the Goods
Landon Elliott is a singer/songwriter homegrown and based out of Richmond, VA. Landon has recently honed his original works for the public ear with the help of his backing band ‘the Goods’. Gleaning from Americana influences such as Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, and Damien Rice, Landon combines his country roots, singer/songwriter melodies, and rock preference into songs that speak to growing through relationships, fighting against the daily grind, and searching for meaning.
Shagwuf
Shagwuf
"Shagwüf isn't reinventing the wheel, just putting a cool spin on a tried and true concept.. Stylistically they are reminiscent of LA's 'X', with a little nod to 'the Pixies' while leaning a little more towards the punk end of the hard rock spectrum with just the right amount of hard blues and psychedelia to invoke early metal pioneers like 'Black Sabbath', all wrapped up in a slightly twangy, swampy package that is sure to keep your head banging. Sally Rose steps out of her role as Charlottesville's Folk Rock Princess and straps on a bass to lend the driving low end of the band, along with her sultry vocals and song writing prowess. Sweet Pete Stallings (Lost Indian, Sally Rose Band, Secret Ninja) lends his quirky songwriting chops along with his signature riffy guitar style. The two of them provide the vocals for the band, and anyone who has seen the Sally Rose Band knows these two sing well together. Drummer Pablo Oliveri (Pablo & the Dregs, The Murder Bros, Book of Kills, The Findells) attacks the drums like a man on a mission while still finding time to be one of the most tasteful players in the area. Pablo is always a solid part of whatever band he is in, and he is the perfect drummer for this project. The band has found early success due to their solid musicianship, musical reputation. Their debut EP 'Heavy Petting' is infectious. Although it's hard to pick from an EP full of great tunes, highlights include 'Swamp D' and the slinky rocker 'Cassolette'. This band isn't reinventing rock, just keeping it cool!"

Bill Howard (The Judy Chops)
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org