Neck of the Woods Presents:


The New Schematics, Osage, Francesco Echo

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Louiza is the indie-pop / art-rock experiment of San Francisco-born artist Rebecca Mimiaga, whose penchant for sweet yet strange melodies yields bright, heady and immovable pop hooks. Mimiaga’s expertise ranges from opera and jazz to classical, as well as musical theatre, having studied at both Skidmore College and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Her forthcoming record, Swim At Night, was recorded with producer James Riotto (The Mountain Goats, tUnE-yArDs, Ezra Furman) at John Vanderslice’s all-analog facility Tiny Telephone in Oakland.

Swim At Night eschews archaic pop structures as well as Mimiaga’s finely honed vocal technique (developed through years of formal training), opting instead for spontaneity and gut instinct. To achieve this, Mimiaga took up dance to inform her exuberant new method of songwriting. “Dancing has helped my singing tremendously,” she says. “It brings me into the music more deeply. I’ve become more playful and expansive in the way I listen, create melodies and structure songs. I feel more open, less careful and better able to express the core feeling of the song.”

The genre-fluid Swim At Night enchants, pushing beyond theory and into the arms of pure, unadulterated expression. Mimiaga compares the moon to her aspirations, summing up the essence of the title track: "Beautiful, bright, out of reach and pulling out the restless parts of me—the way the moon pulls the tide." Mimiaga sees water as both a means of therapy and as a symbol of her restlessness, something that feeds expression and allows her to move through life’s transitions more deeply.
The New Schematics
The New Schematics spent their first fifteen months as a band proving that the Born Without Borders Tour was indeed the right name for their tour that spanned 97 shows in 42 cities across the US and Canada. They now usher in 2017 with their sophomore EP, Your Year. The sprawling rock’n’roll soundscape coupled with the clear-cut lyrical optimism falls right in-line with their debut that already carried “the markings of a seasoned classic,” (Will Hodge, Noisetrade).
Osage plays 3-minute indie pop hymns and anthems that situate somewhere between pathos, angst and general attitude; the band prioritizes addictive melodies that lock step with rhythm and licks for a pulsating baroque pop sound.
Francesco Echo
Francesco Echo is a gritty artist who has emerged from the golden sun-drenched vineyards of Northern California's wine country. Echo is the front of a rock 'n' roll trio who harness the grooves of yesteryear and the ethereal sounds of our hopeful and awakened future. Live bass drums and guitar with a wash of synthesizers provide texture and landscape, pulse and vastness.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118