226 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013
Nightlife | Singles,
Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony
Nicholas Jarvis Powers, self-taught pianist and songwriter, has been rolling around in the gutters of Contra Costa County since he was a little kid. Kevin and Dylan Gautschi (guitar & drums, respectively) are French brothers and are the sons of Pamela Wood, bass player for Bay Area rock legends Leila & The Snakes. Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony is their band. They play what they like to call Adventure Rock™. They would love to see you at a show. E V Kain
Featuring Jonathan Hischke (Hella, Broken Bells) Jon Sortland (Circus Tents, Leopold and His Fiction) & Brian Belier! "Sunny, crystalline afro-pop guitars play off of complex but never jarring rhythms and echo-tinged vocal harmonies within song structures that are adventurous without sacrificing the mission to create delectable earworms. The infectious results should appeal to fans of Tera Melos and the Police alike." -http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/ev_kain-yes_no_maybesuns_holiday Sands
Sands have seen their songs as terrain. They have sought to craft sounds evocative of drippy thickets and bleached expanses blanketed by winking stars and surges of surf. California transplants from Virginia and Kentucky, they have felt like a strange sort of bar band, with crackling blues guitar and soulful singing shooting up like reeds from a lagoon of grooves. A friend told them they wrote weird Civil War songs, and they liked that. In 2004, Michael Chopko, Brendan Sheehan, and Andrew Simmons started playing together. They went under a different name then. They practiced three times a week at a rehearsal space in San Francisco. On-stage, they were mostly acoustic, a pile-up of battered six-strings, banjo, steel guitar, and percussion. In half a decade of writing, recording, and touring the country, doing shows with friends, strangers, and the semi-famous, they changed. They made an album in a big pink house. They made another one in a studio next to the airport. Simmons and Sheehan moved to Los Angeles. Sheehan surfed and designed things. Simmons played basketball and taught school. Chopko learned to butcher meat and presided over the old pink house. As usual, they wrote a few new songs. The results of the Sea of Trees sessions will trickle out over the course of the summer and fall, along with a video conceived by the band and blessed/edited by Danny Perez (the director of Animal Collective's ODDSAC, visuals for Black Dice and Panda Bear).