Great Highway

Neck of the Woods Presents:

Great Highway

Jonah Sun, Louiza

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Great Highway
Great Highway originally formed in 2012 as an acoustic guitar-driven pop-rock group, but over the years, it's blossomed into a high-energy electronic rock outfit that represents the eclectic electro scene thriving in the SF Bay Area.
Jonah Sun
Jonah Sun is an indie-electronic artist based out of San Francisco, CA. Utilizing his unique setup of keyboards, midi controllers, vocal effects and drum machines, he creates powerful, emotionally charged music that blends cinematic, piano-driven melodies with dreamy synths and captivating vocals reminiscent of The Postal Service, Cursive, and Built to Spill.
Louiza
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.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
http://neckofthewoodssf.com