Matt McCluer, Dream Phases, Creatures Choir, Send Medicine

The Wayfarer Presents

Matt McCluer

Dream Phases

Creatures Choir

Send Medicine

Wed, April 25, 2018

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Matt McCluer
Matt McCluer
File under 60s mod / indiepop. Take The Kinks, The Who and 60s mod greats like The Creation, The Action and The Smoke out of the overcast backdrop of the 60s UK and transplant them into laid back, sunny Costa Mesa California 2014. Think Modern Loversʼ carefree attitude. Think Pavementʼs irreverence. Think the Wipersʼ reclusive tendencies. This is the introverted pop world of Matt McCluer and the Sweet Sweet Things.

Who is he? Every star in the spotlight, every year end list climber, every buzz darling, every ʻfavorite bandʼ has THEIR favorite artist who is too modest, too reclusive and perhaps even too self sabotaging for you to have ever heard of them. Content to make the best music no one will ever hear. Revered by their peers idolized by their more successful contemporaries. Thatʼs Matt McCluer. An OC staple… “Half the musicians in Costa Mesa praise him, the other half think he’s a dick because he doesnʼt care about the scene or the fad or the new hip band. He just cares about songs, and making good ones. Matt McCluer is a songwriting machine.” — Alex Knost (Tomorrows Tulips)

Before Burger Records was feverishly documenting the OC scene at a blitzkrieg pace, before it was declared the ʻbest coastʼ, there was Matt McCluer. For every scene that burns hot enough to get noticed by the nation, there is a deeper history beneath it. Hope Costa Mesa wonʼt be mad at us for giving away their best kept secret!
Dream Phases
Dream Phases
Dream Phases started as the bedroom recording project of songwriter Brandon Graham. The band's name describes the colorful shifts that our goals and ambitions navigate as we experience life. Appropriately, the band was born from just such a shift in Graham's life. During short breaks between tours backing other musicians (incl: The Relationship, The Blank Tapes and Korey Dane), Graham wrote and recorded a demo album that he passed to friends. From those friends emerged the band, who debuted in 2016 and truly came to life during their Harvard & Stone residency in January of 2017.

The band released their debut EP, "Maybe Tomorrow" in 2017. The six-track recording was produced by Graham, himself, and released on lolipop records in March. "Maybe Tomorrow" was recorded at Graham's home studio, with some additional sessions done with Jason Quever and with Joel Jerome.

2017 also saw Dream Phases go on its first two tours. The first, in March, was a multi-date jaunt including an official SXSW showcase. The second, this past July, was part of The Mad Alchemy Trip.

Currently, Dream Phases is working on their first full-length record, which is planned to be released in Summer 2018.
Creatures Choir
Creatures Choir
Send Medicine
Send Medicine
SEND MEDICINE began as the solo project for Toronto based singer/songwriter Julian Hacquebard in the summer of 2012. Julian then moved to Los Angeles, shaping a sound that LA Record called "a heady mix of psych, blues, folk and surf - a winning combination". Since, the band has expanded to a full lineup, with a live show featuring percussion, backing vocals, and theremin.

SEND MEDICINE has performed at Echo Park Rising, Summer Sweat 2015, The Satellite, The Bootleg Theater, and at Jam in the Van at Green in Pasadena. The band has been featured on Indie FM’s Buzzbands, The Deli’s Band of the Month, Hype Machine, Live on KSPC 88.7, KBeach Radio, and more.

In 2016, the band released their debut album “Scary Aquarius Daughter”, featuring lead single “July Eyes” and follow-up “Tall Flowers”. The album was performed by Salvatore Romano (Drums), Ryan Glennan (Percussion), Lauren Grimaldi (Percussion), Aaron Stern (Bass), and Connor Hill (Guitar).

SEND MEDICINE is currently touring and writing the follow-up, working out new songs on the road.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com