Matthew Logan Vasquez

The Wayfarer & KX 93.5 Presents

Matthew Logan Vasquez

Walker Lukens, PR Newman

Thu, June 20, 2019

8:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Matthew Logan Vasquez
Matthew Logan Vasquez
Best-known as the co-founder and frontman for shape-shifting heartland indie rockers Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez's fiery delivery and thought-provoking lyrics draw from a huge and versatile well of influences, including Gram Parsons, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, and Iggy Pop.
Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens
Walker Lukens has been called ‘one of the best songwriters in Texas’ (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called ‘wonderfully inventive’ (NPR World Cafe,) a ‘non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’ (Austin Chronicle,) and a ‘veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions’ (Indy Week.) Walker thinks its important that you realize his name is not Walter.

In 2013, he released his first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard and took Lukens and his backing band, The Side Arms, all over the US.

After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording a new full length with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. His second full length, Tell It To The Judge, was released on September 22, 2017 on Modern Outsider .The single, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. ‘Lifted’ spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the country including Savannah Stopover, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Austin City Limits, Mountain Jam, Free Press Summer Fest, and SummerFest.

On June 8, 2018, Walker declared a "Summer of Love" that will include new music, videos, and national tour with The Side Arms and his Song Confessional Booth.
PR Newman
PR Newman
"So, how on earth did the moniker “PR Newman” surface, in which the “PR” doesn’t even refer to someone’s name, or the fact that it might be a public relations business? The story is far more interesting than that; he earned the nickname “Punkrock Randy Newman” from a gent named Grimey, proprietor of The Basement in Nashville, when Garland was still playing keys for the Berkshire Hounds. Spot on. Garland thought it’d be the perfect name for a solo project.


After making music under other assorted names, PR Newman became the one and only, with Brendan Bond (A Sinclair), Jordan Cook (Warren Hood, BloodPumps), and Z Lynch (Leopold and His Fiction) jumping on late last year to form his live band. Born from a lifetime of solo test runs, former Hounds’ front-man, Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit)’s guitar and keys live band, a new flurry of tunes on debut “Turnout” released early this year, displays his most recent and focused material after years away from the writing game.”
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com