Underwater Sunshine Festival Day 1 - Map Room

Underwater Sunshine Festival Day 1 - Map Room

Hawks and Doves, Dave Godowsky, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Ryvoli

Fri · October 12, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

Underwater Sunshine Festival
Underwater Sunshine Festival
Hawks and Doves
Hawks and Doves
Kasey Anderson spent the first decade of the 21st century writing songs that drew praise from the likes of Paste, No Depression, The A/V Club and many others, and touring alongside Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Counting Crows, Peter Case, BJ Barham/American Aquarium, Joe Pug and fellow songwriting luminaries. Known as
a “songwriter’s songwriter,” Anderson counted the aforementioned greats among his fans - his songs covered on albums by Counting Crows and Star Anna - and carved out a niche for himself as one of Americana’s most revered, if underrated, songwriters. Then he disappeared. A relapse and personal and legal problems saw
Anderson fade from view - no albums, no gigs, the only traces of him found in Counting Crows continued performance of the Anderson-penned “Like Teenage
Gravity”. Had it all ended there, Anderson would have been just another name on a long list of songwriters whose careers ended in relative obscurity or, in Anderson’s case, infamy. Now five years sober and with a prison stint behind him, Anderson has re-emerged as the frontman and primary songwriter of the band Hawks and Doves, whose album, From a White Hotel, will be released August, 2018. Written in
the wake of the 2016 election and containing Anderson’s trademark wit and arresting lyricism, From a White Hotel takes a hard look at Anderson’s past and the current state of affairs in a fractured, embattled American landscape. It is more than a return to form; it is the elevation and evolution of a songwriter insistent on moving forward.
Dave Godowsky
Dave Godowsky
Dave Godowsky's debut album "All You Love Is Need" was released
under the pseudonym John Shade in 2010. It received praise from the
likes of Billboard ("sublime"), Boston Globe ("literate and
heartstring-tugging"), Brooklyn Vegan ("brilliant"), and other media
outlets that begin with the letter B. His follow-up album (2016's
"Pregret") expanded into more extravagant pop production, featuring
guest vocals from Adam Duritz and Lianne LaHavas. Instead of pursuing
a songwriter's career however, Godowsky opted for one behind the
scenes, doing A&R/Management for bands including Ween, Against Me!,
Nathaniel Rateliff, Okkervil River, Cass McCombs, and Speedy Ortiz. He
has since moved on from that part of the industry, and is living in
Boston, MA, working on his third album.
Elizabeth and the Catapult
Elizabeth and the Catapult
Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, living and working in Brooklyn. She's toured​ with the likes of Sara Bareilles​ and Kishi Bashi; collaborated with Esperanza Spalding, Gillian Welch, Blake Mills​ and ​Ben Folds; scored, with Paul Brill, a variety of international award-winning documentaries including Trapped, a Peabody winner; and won the 2015 Independent Music Award for Songwriting, Folk category. Her songs have been featured in national television campaigns for Google, Amazon, Sky TV, and "​So You Think You Can Dance"​.

Always writing, Elizabeth has narrowed her vast collection of previously unrecorded material down to her fourth full-length studio album KEEPSAKE, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and featuring collaborations with Richard Swift (The Shins). KEEPSAKE is her most personal and cohesive recordyet, comprised of both upbeat and sentimental songs, many of which came to her in dreams. The album was produced by Dan Molad and Peter Lalish (Lucius), featuring performances from Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony and the Johnsons, Joan as Policewoman) and Richard Swift (The Shins).
Jenn Whiteman and Samantha Howard are Ryvoli, an indie-folk band based in Lexington, KY. Paying homage to the place they met and first collaborated, they derive their name from Rue de Rivoli, one of the most well-travelled streets in Paris, France. Focusing on tight harmonies and candid lyrics, this duo makes music influenced by artists such as The Civil Wars, Bon Iver, and The Swell Season.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003