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The Paradise Theatre 215 Grand Ave, Paonia, SOLD OUT!!!
And just like that, Lake Street Dive went from playing for a small devoted following, to selling out venues and planning an initial European tour, with dates on several late-night TV shows in the offing.
While “I Want You Back,” a track from their six-song Fun Machine EP, which included five covers and an original track, was spreading like wildfire on the Internet, the band had little idea what was happening. They were ensconced at Great North Sound Society, a recording studio located on an 18th century farmhouse in Parsonsfield, Maine, two hours from Boston, with producer/engineer Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter) alocation so remote, cell phone reception was spotty and web access non-existent.
The new album, Bad Self Portraits, which is being released by the Northampton, Massachusetts indie label Signature Sounds Recording as the follow-up to a self- titled debut and subsequent EP, is a microcosm of Lake Street Dive’s evolution of the band from “a weird alt-country jazz group to a pop-soul juggernaut, that turns ‘60s influences like Brill Building girl groups (“Stop Your Crying”), British Invasion rock (“Bobby Tanqueray”), horn-driven Stax R&B (“You Go Down Smooth”), Motown soul (“Use Me Up”) and even The Band-like gospel blues (“What About Me”).
“Our musical development has been like Google Earth,” explains Olson, “going from the entire universe to a specific place. That’s how we’ve honed in on our sound. We had the whole world of music at our fingertips, and we were unsure of what direction to take, but now we’re zeroing in a little closer.”
All four members of the band take part in the writing. The Bridget-penned title track is a wry commentary on how those selfie iPhone photos are just a cover for loneliness, but it could also refer to the rest of the album, each song a polaroid glimpse of a band that is constantly evolving.
“Nothing we do is set in stone,” says Olson about the band’s recording process in the studio, and that they are, first and foremost, a live outfit. “Songs change when we start to play them for people. That determines the stylistic direction more than anything else. When we record a song, that’s just a snapshot of where it was at that moment. And it continues to grow as we perform it.”
And as things are rapidly growing for Lake Street Dive, the nine years that they spent focusing on their musical development has left them with one constant to strive for. “We are named in homage to dive bar bands,” says Calabrese, “we were, are and always will be a dive bar band. Whether we’re playing for 10 people or 10,000 we want them to have that feeling.”
Lake Street Dive Promotional Material: www.bighassle.com/
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Still Going 70 in a 55
Mike Gwinn & The North Fork Flyers will present a CD Release Party at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia Colorado on Saturday March 15th. The new CD, “STILL GOING 70 IN A 55″ is a celebration of Mike’s 70th birhday and features 10 original songs penned by Mike and engineered by David Snider. The North Fork Flyers have been performing together for the past 10 years, thrilling crowds with their amazing repertoire of horn based jazz, funk and rock. Don’t miss this concert/premier.
Tickets at the door $25.00 or $20.00 presale (Brown Paper Tickets, Homestead Market, Paonia Farm & Home and Backcountry Bistro). LIMITED SEATING. Ticket includes CD.
Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 8pm.
Mike & the Flyers will be promoting the “Save the Paradise” push!!
For info call Mike 970-527-3424 or email him.
Pickin’ Productions presents Paper Bird! Opening ~ Craig Childs & Bill Powers ~ A BENEFIT FOR KVNF PUBLIC RADIO on November 22 at 7:30PM.
Tickets $20 Advance, $25 Door ~ On Sale Now *
Available locally at Homestead Market & Backcountry Bistro or online
* Note: A Limited number of $35 Premium Reserved seats available, visit the Pickin’ Productions site for more information
Pickin’ Productions is partnering with KVNF Community Radio and The Paradise Theatre to bring top notch, national artists to the North Fork Valley. Let it be known – this band, Paper Bird, we are extra-excited about. The sound is new, fresh, fun and the music is tight, intricate and delicate all at once. We predict this will be a show you won’t forget.
Since the band’s formation in 2007, Paper Bird has been playing its joyful blend of indie folk, roots, and Americana to delighted audiences nationwide. Paper Bird has released two studio albums, Anything Nameless and Joymaking (2007) and When the River took Flight (2010); as well as Carry On (2011), which was the score to a collaboration with Ballet Nouveau Colorado of the same name. Their unique sound is a combination of a dynamic and energetic rhythm section intertwined with effortless and flowing harmonies and the group’s backbone is their songwriting, musicianship and a general allergy to all limitations and trends. With seven members and no designated leader, the possibilities for Paper Bird are constantly unfolding, with fluctuations in style and mood akin to weather patterns. Their rare and beautiful approach to music led them to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and were voted in the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by the Denver Post three years in a row, as well as being 5280′s Top of the Town “Top Local Band.” Most recently, Paper Bird was featured in February 2013 in the New York Times in a story about up and coming Denver bands.
Paper Bird’s fourth album, Rooms, pushes musical boundaries even further than anything the group has done. Paper Bird wanted to make an album that was coherent and truly represented where they are as a band and as people –so they made a hard left turn by enlisting good friend and accomplished film composer Ryan Fritch, to produce Rooms. “Ryan sees music differently than all of us had before this recording process,” said drummer Mark Anderson. “His input on our music opened our eyes to new ways of writing and experiencing sound, helping to create an atmosphere within the album that did not exist before.”
More information or to set up interviews, contact Rob Miller