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Sun 01/20/19
8:00PM
$12 ADV // $15 DOS

Bernice • Strangelander • Caley Conway (full band)

Presented in partnership with 91.7 WMSE

Bernice

(Toronto)

Bernice, the project of Toronto-based vocalist/songwriter Robin Dann, blends “melodies reminiscent of artists like Sade with the playful sounds of artists like Deerhoof and Dirty Projectors” (Pigeons & Planes). Dann is a trained vocalist with a Masters in Music from Goldsmiths, University of London, and her band – Thom Gill (keyboards/samples), Felicity Williams (vocals), Phil Melanson (percussion), and Dan Fortin (bass) – features active members of Bahamas, Owen Pallett, Leif Vollebekk, and DIANA.

Following the release of two singles – “St Lucia” and “Don’t Wanna Be European” – Bernice hit the road supporting Martha Wainwright and released Puff, a 5-song EP in June ‘17 to resounding critical acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR, Zane Lowe, and The Fader. Stereogum and Exclaim Magazine named the release as one of the ‘Best EPs of 2017. Puff was produced by Grammy Award-winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius) and Matt Smith (Owen Pallett).

Bernice followed the maximalist EP with minimalist sophomore album Puff: In The Air Without A Shape released in May ’18 on Arts & Crafts. Continuing their enigmatic exploration of pop, jazz, and R&B, Bernice’s new album attempts to mimic the playful intimacy of the band’s live show. The album was called “a monument to ephemerality” by the New York Times and received a long-list nomination for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

Strangelander

(Milwaukee)
"Steve Peplin, Milwaukee composer and guitarist, embarked on new album Strangelander with a few goals:
  • To compose melodies that create strong feelings of well being, but stretch the melodic memory of the listener
  • To create what could be called Midwestern gypsy music – a fusion of blues, East-Indian sounds, jazz, rock, funk, Latin, klezmer and folk
His new album achieved each of these goals and leaves listeners with challenging pieces of music that offer constant opportunities for discovery. And, as an added bonus, the group of musicians that Peplin live-recorded the record with have now formed their own ensemble, appropriately called Strangelander." - 88nine Radio Milwaukee
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