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
The Creature was born with strange deformities, making its existence a unique one. Super natural capabilities added to this, causing the Creature to go into seclusion where it stumbled upon instruments common to the western world of a planet called Earth. It learned these instruments and became a very capable composer. Due to its inability to communicate with most others the Creature racked its brain about how to have its music heard until it came across Rory Blackwater who seemed to understand its odd ways of life. Teaching Rory the music it had taught itself, he set out to find a band or choir to interpret these songs for the world to hear. This resulted in the meeting of Bradley Hemenover in a dank opium den in the hills of China. Together they set out to find the rest of the band. Nathan Murray came first, an old comrade of both of them, he had traded in his guitar for a fishing rod and a five gallon bucket and dedicated himself to meeting the ferryman but to his dismay the gent was an arse. Nate joined the group and instantly connected with the Creatures vision as well as making it his own. The others followed in slow succession but were as mightily understanding of the Creatures compositions as the rest. Shara Parker was found in the Appalachian mountains working at a moonshine still and playing fiddle to the camp to ease recent tensions. The band convinced her to leave her simple lifestyle for the joys of the road. Arriving as a group in New Orleans, the now named Creatures Choir stumbled upon Adam Ditt, a talented young bass player that had lived in the alley ways of the French District and fed himself since he was 6 with nothing but his talents on bass. The sounds of the Creature were now whole and the Choir was off to embark on the road to the rest of their lives. We are the Creatures Choir and the Creature is our guiding light.
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