Underwater Sunshine Festival Day 1

Underwater Sunshine Festival Day 1

Monks of Doom, Stephen Kellogg, Sean Barna, Mikaela Davis, Yellow House Orchestra

Fri · October 12, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$0.00

This event is 21 and over

Monks of Doom
Monks of Doom
From their humble beginnings as a surrealist spin-off “Imaginary Band,” through their hard working days as veteran DIY road warriors, on to their arrested state of suspended animation and later re-birth, Monks of Doom remain one of the classiest, heaviest and most strangely unclassifiable bands to emerge from the late 1980s independent music scene. When the band put themselves on ice in 1993, they left behind five virtuosic, rocking albums that somehow fused post-punk sensibilities with prog rock decadence and folk tradition elegance.
Stephen Kellogg
Stephen Kellogg
American singer/songwriter and folk rock musician born on November 28, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Sean Barna
Sean Barna
Seán Barna is a singer, songwriter, and drummer based in New York City. Employing a highly-visual lyrical panache and an atypically full-throated singing style, Barna is preparing to release Cissy, a gasping, 5-song exploration of isolation, anxiety, queerness, and mortality.

Written and recorded in a marathon four-day session in upstate New York and featuring a collaboration with Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, Cissy is a measured, brutally observant deconstruction of masculinity, where the main players in the story – drag queens, mothers, queers, office workers, and wanderers – come together in the name of excess to achieve a well-worn life. Whether redefining gender norms or savoring the burn of a morning cigarette, these characters find peace on their own terms, with drugs, sex, fashion, and beautiful music.

Barna plays both drums and guitar on Cissy, but it is his rare poetic bravado and
stream-of-consciousness vocal delivery – theatrical and pained but grounded and honest – that guides us, shines a light on our traumas, and invites us in for a drink.
Mikaela Davis
Mikaela Davis
"""This record is kind of about writing a record,” Mikaela Davis says. The 26-year-old is home in her native Rochester, New York, reflecting on Delivery, her highly anticipated full-length album, as well as the hard journey the classically trained, defiantly original harpist had to travel to become the writer, performer, and band leader she was meant to be.

A joyride that pulls from folk rock, 70s and 80s pop experimentation, and muscly funk, Delivery manages to be both daring and comfortable, full of not just risks, but hooks.

Produced by Grammy winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, David Byrne, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Delivery is a triumphant next chapter. Longtime collaborators Alex Coté (drums, percussion) and Shane McCarthy (bass) play on the record. Recently, Mikaela’s ensemble became a family affair with the addition of Shane’s older brother Cian McCarthy on guitar.

Mikaela’s unconventional path to working singer-songwriter began before high school. With plans to join a symphony, she studied the harp in college, but halfway through, she decided the traditional harpist’s path wasn’t for her. She longed to perform her own compositions rather than pieces written by others in an orchestral setting. Following graduation, Mikaela moved to Brooklyn, following in the footsteps of indie artists who’ve come before her. But in the city, she could never quite find her footing. She kept busy, toured, and recorded an album that would eventually be shelved. Feeling confused and alone, she retreated back to Rochester, unsure of her next move.

Then, the last place Mikaela wanted to be saved her. Rochester’s artistic community embraced her, and Rochester became Mikaela’s sanctuary.

Delivery benefits from it all."
Yellow House Orchestra
Yellow House Orchestra
Yellow House Orchestra is a Latin Jazz and Salsa band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band’s debut record “Orale Pues” was released January 29,2016.

The band is led by bassist and songwriter Michael Cerda, formerly of El Desayuno, Big Breakfast and The Names. He’s also played a major role in the musictech scene with his work on music at Facebook, Vevo and Myspace. His original melodies and hooks combined with Latin rhythms provide an original, catchy and toe-tapping sound.

The band is graced by four Grammy winners from their work with Pacific Mambo Orchestra: Jamie Dubberly (also from Orquesta Dharma) on trombone, Christian Tumalan on piano, Javier Cabanillas on congas, and Braulio Barrera (also from Somos El Son) on bongos and vocals.

Other members of the band include long time Bay Area “chart
man” Rolf Johnson on trumpet, San Jose State University’s Faris Jarrah on trombone, Bay Area percussionist David Solis on timbales, and Cory Wright (also from Cory Wright Project)
on saxophone.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/