Trebuchet

Neck of the Woods Presents:

Trebuchet

The Cabin Project, Louiza

Friday, May 17, 2019

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

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

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.
The Cabin Project
The Cabin Project, made up of four Portland-based queer women, is an indie rock band whose sound stems from haunting choruses, two-part harmonies, pedals, synths and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Warpaint and Bon Iver.

The band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki sought out musicians to collaborate with, leading her to musical partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion. Newest members, Jean Mastaler and Kelly Clifton create the band’s strings and bass section.

The Cabin Project's newest album, "Decenter" was released January 31st, 2019. It was recorded by engineer Josh Powell of The Map Room Studio in Portland, Oregon, and mastered by acclaimed NYC based Sarah Register.
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