DonCat

Hayes Life & The Bay Bridged Present: FOG CITY FEST (Night 3)

DonCat

M. Lockwood Porter, Trebuchet, Lauren O'Connell, John Elliott, Avi Vinocur, Maya Hall, Jeremy Lyon

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $30.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

DonCat
DONCAT is Duncan Nielsen, a San Francisco based songwriter and performer with a penchant for rock, soul and folk stylings. His songs draw from the deep history of California counter-culture music and discuss both the hope and uncertainty of the American dream in kaleidoscopic cynicism.
M. Lockwood Porter
The Berkeley, California-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter is part of a promising crop of up-and-coming Americana singer-songwriters. In the past three years, he has released three critically-acclaimed albums and performed all over the US, sharing the stage with acts like American Aquarium, David Wax Museum, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Water Liars, Samantha Crain, David Ramirez, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and John Moreland. He has performed at festivals like Outside Lands, Noise Pop, Norman Music Festival, and CMJ. Paste Magazine has called Porter's newest album How To Dream Again "courageous and moving while eloquently capturing the zeitgeist." In a review, Americana UK said, "Take care with M. Lockwood Porter. He is an important singer-songwriter.”
Trebuchet
Trebuchet is an indie rock quartet from Petaluma, CA.
Members: Lauren Haile, Paul Haile, Eliott Whitehurst and Navid Manoochehri.

These four met while attaining their music degrees from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. Trebuchet originated in 2010, releasing a self-titled EP in 2012, followed by their first full-length, "Carry On" in early 2014. Later that year, the band was asked to perform at Napa's Bottle Rock Festival. In 2015, they performed an original piece at Weill Hall with the Santa Rosa Young People's Chamber Orchestra.

Many years of studying and working on various other musical projects together have afforded its members a strong musical chemistry: one that has helped them achieve a level of honesty on their second album, Volte-Face, which reflects the two years of drastic change in the life of lyricist Eliott Whitehurst that inspired it.

Lead single and album opener, A Confession, is the singer/guitarist’s admission to having not lived up to the musical expectations he had set for himself. The sentiment is shared by the group and echoed in their gang vocal approach; one that features heavily throughout the whole of Volte-Face. Released in April of 2017, the album was named to KQED's Top 10 Best Bay Area Albums of the Year.
Lauren O'Connell
With some of the most beautifully understated music of this generation's country revival, San Francisco's Lauren O'Connell is a burgeoning luminary of the alternative side to that musical world, the folk-inspired heartbeat of songs both intelligent and deeply emotive.
John Elliott
The Hereafter is the America-based music project of John Elliott. John is a writer, performer, singer, player, jammer, producer, recorder, historian, camper, traveller, pilot, and cyclist. He lives in San Francisco right now, but grew up in suburban Minnesota. He had called many places home, including but not limited to: Brooklyn, Austin, suburban Chicago, several Los Angeles locations (Los Feliz, Studio City, Venice, Echo Park), and the great old American road for two years in a Honda Civic. John believes in the Bruce Springsteen live performance work ethic,
nonviolence, the Bob Dylan smirk of irreverence and humor, the American Dream that never has been and never will be, and communicating with our so-called enemies.
Avi Vinocur
Avi Vinocur has performed solo with a guitar, mandolin, and banjo on and off for years in between playing in bands. He currently performs with his band Goodnight, Texas all over the US constantly.
Maya Hall
A native of Fukuoka, Japan, Maya Hall moved to San Francisco in 2014 in search of bigger musical pastures. She had been a part of the music scene as a respected vocalist, taking part in a variety of different acts in Fukuoka and Tokyo. Since moving to San Francisco, she has trained herself how to play the guitar in order to write her own songs, and has done so with the same musical agility she reveals when she sings. Like her voice, her guitar playing is equally her own silky and sweet style. When she plays, her chord progressions, dainty riffs and interesting rhythms match her soul exactly.
Jeremy Lyon
A former frontman of beloved bay area rockers, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Jeremy Lyon brings the same infectious songwriting to his solo set.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
http://neckofthewoodssf.com