SAN FERMIN

  
SAN FERMIN
  

05/09/2017

Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)

Doors Open: 7:30 - Show Starts: 8:30

Tickets Still Available at Door

San Fermin’s third studio album, Belong, marks a shift in songwriting perspective for bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone. “In the past I’d usually write through characters from books or movies, as a way to try to distance myself from what I was writing about,” says the Brooklyn-based artist. “As I’ve become more confident as a songwriter, I decided that I could drop some of the artifice and write something more direct.” In bringing a more personal slant to his music, Ludwig-Leone found himself confronting such matters as disconnection, displacement, and—perhaps most significantly—everyday anxiety. “Anxiety is something I’ve dealt with since I was a kid, but on this album I talked about it more explicitly than I ever had before,” he points out.
Produced by Ludwig-Leone and brought to life by his fellow performers—lead vocalists Charlene Kaye and Allen Tate, trumpet player John Brandon, saxophonist Stephen Chen, violinist Rebekah Durham, drummer Michael Hanf, and guitarists Tyler McDiarmid and Aki Ishiguro—Belong unfolds in warm, intoxicating textures that both contrast and intensify that sense of unrest. The album’s hypnotic sound is embodied in “No Promises,” a shimmering pop opus about the fear of disappointing those who’ve placed their trust in you. On the quietly frenetic “Bride,” San Fermin conveys a fear of commitment by juxtaposing the idyllic imagery of wedding flowers with a detailed account of suffering a panic attack. And with “Dead” (a song about “not wanting anybody to depend on you,” according to Ludwig-Leone), the band telegraphs defiance in a gorgeously jagged arrangement built on clattering rhythms and Kaye’s penetrating vocal performance.

sanferminband.com



LOW ROAR

Start Time: 8:30

After moving to the small Nordic community in 2010, Karazija wrote and recorded Low Roar’s debut self-titled album with Grammy-winning producer/mixer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele). Upon releasing the album in November 2011, Karazija then recruited Logi Guðmonsson on drums and the two toured a myriad of European countries, eventually joining the Iceland Airwaves and ATP festival lineups, as well as supported indie favorites Soko and Ásgeir.

Now including Leifur Bjornsson on programming, Low Roar released their second album, ‘0’, co-produced by Andrew Scheps and Mike Lindsay (Tuung), featuring Icelandic darlings Amiina on strings, in July 2014.

www.lowroarmusic.com