John Moreland

Noise Pop Presents:

John Moreland

Lilly Hiatt, Andrew St. James, Travis Hayes

Friday, February 26, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12-$14

This event is 21 and over

Limited seating. Seating is first come, first served.

John Moreland
Some days, being John Moreland has to hurt. As others bury experiences and stifle regrets, Moreland pokes old wounds until you're sure they've got to be bleeding again. It's painful. But in Moreland's care, it's also breathtakingly beautiful. With the release of his highly anticipated third solo album High on Tulsa Heat (out April 21st via Thirty Tigers), he offers another round of the lyrics-first, gorgeously plaintive songs that have earned him devoted listeners across the country.
Lilly Hiatt
Royal Blue, the second album by East Nashville firebrand Lilly Hiatt, is about the majesty of melancholy-or, as she explains it, "accepting the sadder aspects of life and finding some peace in them." A dance between pedal steel and synths, the album examines the vagaries of love and commitment but steadfastly refuses to romanticize any notion of romance. Singing in a barbed lilt full of deep worry and gritty determination in equal measure, she conveys emotions too finely shaded to be easily named, yet will be familiar to any listener who's had their heart broken-or has broken a heart. This is, in other words, not a well-behaved singer-songwriter album. Instead, it's feisty and rough-around-the-edges, full of humor and bite and attitude from a woman who proclaims, "I'd rather throw a punch than bat my eye."
Andrew St. James
San Francisco native, Andrew St. James’ outlook may seem contrary to his generations unwavering optimism and the idea that the best is yet to come…that what we have done before is only setting the stage. His music is complex and introspective and sometimes dark. Like the over 50 million young people of his generation, he grew up with images of the Twin Towers falling; Occupy Wall Street; wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and inner-city violence being replayed daily on the nightly news...and it shows in his writing. As a voyeur of modern life’s travails, his lyrics echo with complex questions and commentary. As part of that super generation aged 18-29 called Millennials, St. James exhibits all of the narcissism of his age, bringing the perspectives of his generation to an old genre of rock music with a new connectivity we have not seen before.
Travis Hayes
Travis Hayes isn’t the type to wear emotions on his sleeve. He saves that for his songs- brutally honest most of the time, and endearingly heartfelt all the time. Hayes continues the timeless tradition of soul-bearing songwriting to interpret our shared human experience into music. Love, heartbreak, fading friendships, fraught relationships – they’re all expressed achingly through his impassioned voice and melodic guitar lines. Hayes echoes the earnestness of Springsteen, the pop sensibility of Petty, and the raw emotion of Ryan Adams. Simply put by Music Junkie Press, “If you are from the Bay Area and haven’t been to a Travis Hayes show, then you are missing out.”
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
http://neckofthewoodssf.com