Underwater Sunshine Festival FEAT: THE MONKS OF DOOM

Underwater Sunshine Festival featuring members of the Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven and more

Underwater Sunshine Festival FEAT: THE MONKS OF DOOM

Sean Barna, Mikaela Davis, Yellow House Orchestra

Fri · October 12, 2018

6:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Monks of Doom - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
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 - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Stephen Kellogg
American singer/songwriter and folk rock musician born on November 28, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Sean Barna - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
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 - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mikaela Davis
Singer-songwriter and harpist from Rochester, New York.
Yellow House Orchestra - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
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