w/ Cassandra Jenkins and special guests JG Thirlwell, Doveman, Joan As Police Woman, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Mattison, and more
About This Event
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
On February 14, spend a very cozy Valentine’s evening with Elysian Fields. The band will be playing their most romantic material. Not to mention they will also be having an array of fabulous co-horts join them on stage for some special VDay duets! Special guests to include JG Thirlwell, Doveman, Joan As Police Woman, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Mattison, and more!
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Legendary cult heroes Elysian Fields have always travelled in mysterious waters. Led by the enigmatic New York co-composers Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Oren Bloedow (guitar), the music born of their collaboration is impossible to categorize. They carry a torch for nature, sex, love, the cycle of death and rebirth, and the sounds of folk and jazz ballads, no wave and classical music, seamlessly interwoven into a style that is at once languorously romantic and tough.
Their colleagues and fans read as a virtual who’s who in the music world. It is no wonder the rest of the Downtown Indie community looks to them when assembling their own bands.
A band often overlooked, and yet highly significant, since their inception in 1995, Elysian Fields have always brought an unusual rigor and otherworldly sense of nature and feeling to their work, creating a sound that defies rock n roll convention, where Charles’ poetry is just as important as the delicious sounds that weave through the lyrics.
Oren Bloedow, a New York maverick, who grew up in the 70′s at 53rd and 3rd Avenue, no less, brings not only his masterly and unique command of the guitar to the stage, but his unparralled finesse of song craft. Co writer Jennifer Charles is possessed of unusual songsmithery, voice and spirit; she seems to be channneling the songs from a mysterious source. Along with Oren and Jennifer, this show will also feature the dynamic rhythm section of Matt Johnson (drums) and Danton Boller (bass). EF just finished recording a new album to be out in early 2014. Their most recent release is Last Night On Earth (Ojet).
Little wonder that famed music author of “The Dark Stuff”, Nick Kent wrote “maybe we have their out-of-the-mainstreamness to thank for a sound that is still unique — as sensual as a sleepwalker’s wet dream.”
Cassandra Jenkins has a voice that is at once tragic and hopeful. Bedded in haunting arrangements of tremolo guitar and washy organ, she draws you into a world lying somewhere between Mazzy Star and Twin Peaks. It’s an arrestingly intimate place, where if you listen closely enough, you’ll find something as timeless as it is bittersweet.
She’s joined by Malcolm Oliver Perkins (electric guitar), Michael Rosen (Wurlitzer & Rhodes bass), and Noah Hecht (drums).