Thu, May 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Andrew Goldring’s new single “Cosmic Dance” is the opening of a new era for the Utah based songwriter. Self produced by Goldring and mixed/mastered by Philip Shaw Bova (Feist, Andy Shauf, Bahamas), Andrew’s newest sounds are both fresh & familiar. Rooted in classic songwriting influences such as Neil Young & Ryan Adams, Goldring steps out of the Singer-Songwriter comfort zone, painting a lush soundscape with lo-fi vocals, fuzzy guitar leads, and dreamy Rhodes piano.

After fronting two different bands over the past 5 years (Golden Sun, Great Interstate), Andrew decided to step out on his own in 2016 and pursue music as a solo artist. Backed by an evolving group of talented friends - or sometimes by himself with a guitar and bass drum, he’s brought his songs to venues all over the west.
Andrew has shared the stage with Joseph Arthur, Margaret Glaspy, Maps & Atlases, The Appleseed Cast, among other national acts. His music has been featured on NPR affiliate KUER's RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio, and Utah community radio station KRCL.

In June 2016 Andrew released his last EP, “Heritage” which SLUG Magazine praised as “the singer-songwriter sound we all know and love - like Elliot Smith, Andy Shauf or Sparklehorse - while mixing in the coolness and edginess of more recent alternative releases like Turnover and Into It. Over It. The perfect album to add to your playlist to transition you from the energetic summer to the cozy autumn.”
The Blood Feud Family Singers' debut album, "No Moon," is billed as a twelve song collection of "romantic agony and stories that ended badly before they even began." The band, who've dubbed their sound "Americana Noir," has developed a reputation for witnessing to the dark side of human nature with wit, eloquence and vigorous energy, an aesthetic vision which one reviewer described as sounding "like a spooky Old 97s" and which one cheeky fan described as "a rollicking bad time."

The BFFS formed in 2014, originally a duo consisting of guitarist Daryl Scherrer (from the post- punk band Monster May I) and bassist Marc Oxborrow (from political punk-grass darlings The Haymarket Squares). In finding personnel for the album, they wound up recruiting drummer Douglas Berry (of The Riveras) as a permanent member, and have since brought guitarist Mark Allred (also a Haymarket Square) into their fold.

“No Moon” was recorded, mixed and mastered entirely at Scherrer’s house, using free software and economy-class microphones. Of the DIY approach, Scherrer says, “Sonically, I wanted the record to stand as a testament to what a person with very limited resources can accomplish all on their own. Of course, it also stands as a testament to what a cheapskate and control freak I am. In any case, given those creative constrictions, the record sounds, I dare say, really damned good.”

About the pessimism, hostility and general darkness of The BFFS’s lyrics, Scherrer (who is the band’s chief songwriter) says, “If you want to get lofty, you could say the songs are written in a Freudian spirit—the return of the repressed. We all spend so much time and energy trying to be healthy and well-adjusted and productive people that we programmatically forget all the parts of ourselves that are pathological—the grieving, failed, broken, hateful, murderous, psychopathic faces of our personalities. Our songs are about remembering the rest of ourselves, the people we all wish we weren’t.”

Scherrer was named 2015's Songwriter of the Year by YamYum Music & Arts Magazine. "No Moon" was named the best album of 2015 by Paul Riley of Country Music People Magazine.
EL WEST symbolizes energy. This platform has developed into dynamic composition, truthful lyrics and a distinctive energetic performance. The music has effortless swell that can turn on you at any moment from a lifting bravado to a faint hum. Inspired by bands such as Broken Social Scene,Radiohead,Elbow, and The Roots, EL WEST has created its own compelling and original sound.
Cheap Hotels is an indie rock band from Tempe, Ariz. Inspired by groups like The Libertines and The Velvet Underground, the band records warm, organic lo-fi rock songs in bedrooms and living rooms.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014