Zook / Sean O'Hara / Lavender Blue / Trust Blinks (solo)
Join us on Leap Day for some folk rock / bedroom pop!
ZOOK (Nashville, TN)
The music Zach Tittel makes as Zook has a lovely unstuck-in-time quality, stemming from his gentle folk-and-psych arrangements, whistle-worthy ’70s-pop chord progressions and vocal delivery that makes me think of Marc Bolan and Lou Reed dueting on a lullaby. It’s a pretty perfect match for his songs, in which his characters are trying to make their way through a world in motion, which is a source of both wonder and stress. There’s a balance between having a community to rely on and needing some space to process, which he articulates contemplatively in “What’s It to You,” a standout from his 2018 LP Garden Variety: “I’ve got my reasons and pyramids / Yeah it’s a secret, better keep it hid / You wouldn’t crack my lid / With your digging crew / If you understand / What I’m going through.” -- STEPHEN TRAGESER (Nashville Scene)
SEAN O'HARA (Asheville, NC)
Weirdo lofi bedroom pop music.
LAVENDER BLUE (Avl)
The vessel for the songwriting and guitar playing of Kayla Zuskin. Lavender Blue the band consists of Mike Henry Johnson on Pedal Steel and Synthesizers, Mary Steinbrecher on Electric Bass and Jack Victor on Drumkit and occasionally keys. They are in the process of recording and producing their second full length LP. Their music is best described as slowcore and alternative indie with a dash of Americana.
TRUST BLINKS (Asheville)
Slowcore Alternative Folk.