Mo Lowda & the Humble, Eyes On The Shore, Bird And The War, Westpark

The Wayfarer Presents

Mo Lowda & the Humble

Eyes On The Shore

Bird And The War

Westpark

Fri, August 18, 2017

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Mo Lowda & the Humble
Mo Lowda & the Humble
Known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & the Humble's beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold out hometown shows, The Humble took their act on the road. 2015 was highlighted by shows throughout the country and plays at notable summer festivals such as Firefly. The band's 2016 sophomore release, 'Act Accordingly', is a short and sweet embodiment of the band's natural progression; refining their already formidable sound.
Eyes On The Shore
Eyes On The Shore
There is music you love, and then there is music that becomes a part of you— their story, words and melodies are yours and become intertwined with your being. You exist in their realm and their music nudges you, or shoves you rather, into their in-the-moment bliss...or sorrow. San Francisco-based band, Eyes on the Shore, takes listeners on their journey through wondrous soundscapes, explosive crescendos and heartbreaking vocals. The band, consisting of Kayhan Golkar on bass, Antrom Kury on lead guitar, Cory Tauber on lead vocals, guitar and percussion, and Kyle Albery on drums and vocals, transforms skintight songwriting into contemplative jams with hurricane-force, that fade out as gracefully as a sunset.

Rooted in blues, Motown and surf music from the 60s, Eyes on the Shore holds an array of inspirational influences including early rock and roll, hip hop and post-modern bands like Sigur Ros and Radiohead.

Featuring bombastic drum and bass, ambient guitar, and washed out surf rhythms, Eyes on the Shore is not afraid of being a guitar band. With psychedelic mysticism and Beatles-style harmonies, the group delivers hard rock with delicate, reassuring hands. Lead bass riffs take on a heavy, low-end grit, while ethereal guitar melodies stand as the voice of the band; raw, bottomless vocals croon simple but intricate verses while Latin rhythms and salsa beats seamlessly slip their way into rock songs.

Coming together after 14 years of creative toil and a number of members that came and went, Eyes on the Shore’s began with Golkar and Kury, who started playing together in their high school years (1999/2000). Dipping into their own compositional aptitudes, they discovered a fascination for writing their own instrumental songs and formed their first band, Ambience by 2004. The pair played with a vocalist from 2007-2010 when they reached a creative crossroads without a drummer or singer. Eyes on the Shore’s current incarnation arose at the end of 2012 when Cory Tauber joined the band as singer and drummer; until 2014, when, after trying out a number of drummers who flew in from around the country, they completed their lineup with Kyle Albery.

Encouraging listeners to join them on their journey, to delve in and know more about their inspirations, undertakings, inner turmoil and delights, Eyes on the Shore presents undeniably personal music, making them as approachable as they are influential. Quirky with undeniably dry humor, they bond through just being silly. The group is fueled by laughter, which exudes through their music. They are confidantes, brothers, and their connection allows them to come together creatively, unrestrained. They are songwriters uniting to tell a story, to breathe life into something dynamic, raw, real and precise. On a steadfast path to never breach their base, they refuse to take any steps that would breach their vibe, only to expand.
Bird And The War
Bird And The War
BIRD & THE WAR IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL POST-ROCK BAND. BY ARCHITECTING A COLORFUL SONIC BLEND OF ELECTRONICA, AMBIENT, SHOEGAZE AND MORE, THEY’VE CREATED AN UNDENIABLY ORIGINAL, CINEMATIC, AND EVEN REVOLUTIONARY FORCE IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCENE. LAYERING INNOVATIVE TEXTURES AND TONES ONTO THE FAMILIAR AESTHETICS OF BANDS LIKE BON IVER, THE NATIONAL, AND EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, B&TW OFFERS AN IMPRESSIONISTIC COMPILATION OF AUTHENTICITY, EMOTION AND QUIET AGGRESSION— MAKING THEM A UNIQUE VOICE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ALT SOUNDSCAPE.

YOU CAN UNLOCK THE FULL, SYMPHONIC ARTISTRY OF B&TW ON THEIR SELF-TITLED E.P. FROM THE ALMOST-MEDITATIVE FIRST TRACK, “LOCK & KEY,” SONGWRITER AND FRONTMAN CHRIS JAMES BUILDS A SONIC STRUCTURE AROUND THE LISTENER, BRICK BY BRICK, BEFORE THE SONG COLLAPSES BACK INTO MINIMALISM FOLLOWED BY THE DRIVEN, YET AMBITIOUS “STONE HEART” TRANSITIONING SEAMLESSLY INTO THE LEONARD COHEN-ESQUE TRACK “BONE & FLESH,” WHICH IS NOTABLE FOR ITS PENSIVE REFLECTION. “ADOBE” IS THE STRAIGHTEST, MOST POP-SENSIBLE SONG ON THE ALBUM, BUILT ON A THREE-CHORD STRUCTURE. HOWEVER, BY “ADOBE’S” END, B&TW SLIPS IN A SERIES OF MULTI-LAYERED AND IMPRESSIONISTIC VOCALS AND GUITARS. AND SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST, “LOCHS & LAKES” DRIVES THE LISTENER WITH A SERIES OF DYNAMIC GEAR SHIFTS SPLICED WITH AN ASTUTE USE OF TECHNOLOGY VIA AUTO-TUNE.

MUCH OF CALIFORNIA HAS ALREADY DISCOVERED BIRD & THE WAR, FROM THE NORCAL CLUB SCENE (SAN FRANCISCO’S HOTEL UTAH), TO SOCAL’S FINEST VENUES (ANAHEIM’S HOUSE OF BLUES, THE CONSTELLATION ROOM, HOLLYWOOD’S ON THE ROX AND AVALON BARDOT, DOWNTOWN L.A.’S BODEGA CALIFAS). THEY’VE PARTNERED WITH ORANGE COUNTY PRODUCER// RECORDING ENGINEER JOSHUA P. BROOKS, ACCLAIMED SOCAL VIDEO ARTISTS LITTLE FELLA MEDIA, AND ARE CURRENTLY SIGNED WITH LOS ANGELES-BASED MUSIC PUBLISHERS RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP.

BUT TO LABEL B&TW A CALIFORNIA BAND IS INSUFFICIENT. WITH THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF THEIR FULL LENGTH ALBUM 'R H E T O R I C', TO THE WIDESPREAD POPULARITY THEY’VE FOUND ON THE INTERNET, THIS IS A BAND WHOSE REACH—LIKE THEIR SOUND—DEFIES CONVENTIONAL BOUNDARIES. MUSIC WEBSITES HAVE GIVEN EXTENSIVE NOTICE TO B&TW’S UP-AND-COMING SOUND, WHICH EXAMINER CALLED “MUSICAL BLOWS WITH GENTLE REPOSE, SIMULTANEOUSLY EXPOSING THEIR SOFT UNDERBELLY TO THE LISTENER.” BLACK ON THE CANVAS HAS DECLARED: “BIRD & THE WAR TAKE FLIGHT AND CLIMB ABOVE THE PACK. THIS BAND STANDS OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL SOUND THAT GRABS YOUR ATTENTION FAST AND MAKES A LASTING IMPRESSION.”

THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR THE SOCAL DUO, AND THEIR MUSICAL VISION IS HEARTBREAKING, EMOTIONAL AND ARRESTING TO THE LISTENER. DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU HEAR BIRD & THE WAR ON LOCAL RADIO, ON YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC APP, OR ON A MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. MEET THE AMBIENT INDIE-ROCK BAND THAT’S POISED TO RECONFIGURE MODERN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FOR YEARS TO COME.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com