Harper Blynn

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Harper Blynn

Great White Buffalo, Dangermaker (CD release), Essence

Sat, March 3, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Red Devil Lounge

$10

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

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Harper Blynn
Harper Blynn
Harper Blynn is classic pop reimagined. The band's instantly hummable music is remarkable not only for its breadth but also its intimacy, ranging from four-on-the-floor dance stompers to near-whispered pleas for understanding. In 2009, the Brooklyn quartet caught the ear of journeyman producer David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes), who signed on to produce their debut full-length, Loneliest Generation. Besides playing over 150 dates in 2010, the band also managed to release a self-produced eponymous EP that demonstrates the tremendous growth and confidence that a year on the road can provide. As inspiring as these recordings are, Harper Blynn effortlessly transcends them in concert, delivering three-part harmonies over a smartly-arranged blend of guitar, keyboards, bass and drums that is at once minimalistically modern and timelessly organic. In fact, the band's musical proficiency and on-stage chemistry raise an uncomfortable question: "Where did all the real bands go?" We may never know for sure, but at least there's one still standing: Harper Blynn.
Great White Buffalo
Great White Buffalo
In the race of emerging bands vying for space on your iPod, LA’s local Great White Buffalo is worthy of your ear time. A classic quartet of California rockers, they have courted a steady fan base since January 2011 with an infectious, adrenaline-rushing sound, stirring up crowds at the House of Blues, Viper Room, and the Roxy, among other rite-of-passage Hollywood venues. Make listening room for their debut LP, All At Once, and you’ll be lured by a layered track list that merges front man Graham Bockmiller’s deep, aching vocals with lead guitarist Stephen Johnson’s sophisticated strumming, all the while a solid bass and drum line cascades under the helm of Colin Regan and Rich Carrillo, respectively. Hear them out and you’ll note evidence of the band’s influences, which include The Verve, Queens of the Stone Age and The Strokes; though by combining characteristics of classic rock with a taste of nineties’ angst and savvy, contemporary arrangements, Great White Buffalo manifests a sound that is all their own—one that warrants repeat plays.
Dangermaker (CD release)
Dangermaker (CD release)
It’s a common story. Adam Burnett, lead singer and guitarist of Dangermaker, used to write and record music with a collection of cheap instruments and a four-track cassette recorder in the closet of his creaky old San Francisco apartment. It was a way for him to remain connected to his passion for music, something to keep his mind off of life’s drudgery. Music for Adam went from pastime to obsession. He needed to make music to conquer the void, he needed a band.
What he could not have imagined was that an untimely personal loss would become intertwined with the recording of that band’s first full length record. During the first week of tracking “Black Dream” Adam’s father suffered a tragic accident and passed away. The recording process nearly ground to a halt as Adam dealt with the loss of his father, and his band mates coped with those awkward uncertainties that surge during times of despair.
Instead of letting this tragedy tear the band apart they used it as motivation. Dangermaker gained direct insight into a parable that artists have held throughout time – human experience is the substance from which honest and great works of art are formed. The band admits that “Without realizing it the experience influenced many of the new songs and furnished new works found throughout the record. Ultimately, recording and songwriting became a healing process that brought us all together.”
At times the music on Black Dream is a bit dark and mysterious (to be expected), but there is also a pervasive upbeat energy that is catchy and fun. In many ways the work represents a real progression for the band musically, as the new songs straddle indie dance rock & classic alternative, somewhere between 70′s Bowie & The Clash, The Stooges, The Stills, Spoon, and Interpol. Inspired by this pool of influence and their recent struggle, this core of brilliant musicians have crafted a provocative debut LP.
Venue Information:
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
http://www.reddevillounge.com/