Big Thief, Twain, The Ok-Ok's

Big Thief

Twain

The Ok-Ok's

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 Ok-Ok's
The Ok-Ok's
The Ok-Ok’s are an indie rock band hailing from humble York, PA, featuring vocalist Sadie Swartz, guitarist Isaac Swartz, drummer Chris Ridolfi, and bassist Andrew Sterner. The band’s original music explores various styles ranging from blues to punk, while still maintaining a signature sound, featuring catchy guitar riffs, ear-busting Bonham-style drums, and driving bass lines, topped off with a powerful, soulful female vocal.

Since its creation in 2013, the band has been making waves and catching reviewers’ ears. The Underground Lounge’s interviewer wrote, “The Ok-Ok’s are primed to be at the forefront of the next wave of great music,” and, “This is the youngest band we’ve sat down with [as a podcast feature artist]. They bring forth the energy of bands ten years their senior." Fly Magazine’s headline for its feature article on the band proclaims, “York’s The Ok-Ok’s are the New Class of Indie Rock” (The Fly Magazine, Dec. 2014).

The Ok-Ok’s are passionate about their live performances and the unique qualities of each musician that combine to create a dynamic experience. They focus on being genuine and enthusiastic in their delivery, rather than rehash overused antics. “They are one of the best bands in the area,” according to Josh Beck, manager of The Stage at New Grounds, where the band has been welcomed to play on many occasions.

This band takes every opportunity to play along the way, and puts heart into every performance, whether they are close to home in central Pennsylvania, or branching out into other areas like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and anywhere they are lead. In addition to traditional venues, the band performs in all kinds of places, including private parties, taverns, breweries, street fairs, and charity events. The Ok-Ok’s make new friends at every show, and the number of people who follow them continues to grow.

Currently, the band is booking shows for the year and is finished there debut album available for purchase on there website!

Stay tuned for more!

Contact us with any thoughts, questions, or even just hello’s. We would love to hear from you!
Venue Information:
The Lizard Lounge
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
http://www.chameleonclub.net/lizard-calendar