Big Thief, Twain

Animal House Productions Presents

Big Thief

Twain

Tyler Burkhart Band, The Mellowells

Wed, June 7, 2017

6:00 pm

The Lizard Lounge

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Big Thief
Big Thief
Big Thief's music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, paints in vivid tones "the process of harnessing pain, loss, and love, while simultaneously letting go, looking into your own eyes through someone else's, and being okay with the inevitability of death," says Adrianne.

Masterpiece, Big Thief's debut album, is filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Adrianne's voice and guitar playing speak of rich emotional territory with grace and insight. In her words, the record tracks "the masterpiece of existence, which is always folding into itself, people attempting to connect, to both shake themselves awake and to shake off the numbness of certain points in their life. The interpretations might be impressionistic or surrealistic, but they're grounded in simple things."

Adrianne met her longtime musical partner, guitarist and singer, Buck Meek, in Brooklyn a few years ago, and they quickly formed a creative bond tempered by the experience of traveling and performing for months on end in old dive bars, yards, barns, and basements together. They recorded a pair of duo albums (A-Sides and B-Sides), and Adrianne showcased her songs on a solo album, Hours Were The Birds.

Now, as a full rock and roll band, with Buck on guitar, Max Oleartchik on bass, and James Krivchenia on drums, they bring a steady wildness, giving the songs an even deeper layer of nostalgia. "These guys feel like a pack of wolves at my back," says Adrianne, "they make the songs howl and bark with a fierce tenderness that gives me courage."

After spending last July in an old house that they turned into a studio on Lake Champlain with producer Andrew Sarlo, the resulting collection soars on what Big Thief fan Sharon Van Etten calls "...a real journey, with intelligent stories and twist-and-turn melodies."
Twain
Twain is the music of Mt. Davidson. he has been cultivating the songs and sound for the past decade. the music tries to bridge the terrestrial and the mystic. after it's quiet release in 2014, "Life Labors in the Choir" has gradually earned devoted listeners throughout the globe and continues to bloom. Twain is currently recording a new album of songs - "Rare Feeling Pt. 1" - to be released later this year. This October, Mt. will have the honor of supporting the tremendous Kishi Bashi on the eastern leg of his US tour.
The Mellowells
The Mellowells
A band rising out of the ground in Annville, PA that will really get your body thinking, The Mellowells, a band native to Lebanon Valley College, formed in the spring in 2013. Fun Fact: The Mellowells very first gig was opening up for Sammy Adams, the college rap icon, but got booed off the stage. The Mellowells consists of Jesse Barki (Vocals/Rhythm), John DiCocco (Lead Guitar), Caden Myers (Bass), and Cory Paternoster (Drums and Percussion), all hailing from different parts of PA and New York. The four played in various bands and solo projects before starting. The Mellowells all come from different musical backgrounds. John comes from more of a Blues/Jazz style, Caden comes from a Motown R&B style, Cory comes from an indie/alt rock and classic rock style, and Jesse comes from a New Wave Post Modern Rock style (whatever that means). However, all four members were able to use their drastically different backgrounds to create a cohesive sound. Shortly after joining forces, the band began working on their self produced "...Of Modern Thought" EP, which was recorded within 4 days. The band is currently working on a full length album, one where they are taking their time to produce the best possible result. The Mellowells do not do hair flips, posi kicks, crab walks, slam dancing, fist pumping, or twerking. But what do they do you ask? The Mellowells rock and/or roll like almost every day and try their hardest to create the best music they possibly can.
Venue Information:
The Lizard Lounge
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
http://www.chameleonclub.net/lizard-calendar