LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION

LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION

Sweetwater Black, Wes Leslie and the Bedroom Players

Mon, July 31, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12-15

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $12 / DOORS $15. 

LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION
LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION
Releasing their self-titled debut in 2006, Leopold and His Fiction built up a reputation as a powerful live act and landed gigs supporting ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr., and Dr. Dog. Between their 2009 sophomore release Ain’t No Surprise and 2012’s 3, Daniel co-founded the folk outfit Cowboy and Indian, and spent several years touring and recording with the Austin-based band.

With his return to Leopold and His Fiction, Daniel revisited his approach to songwriting and strayed from his novelistic tendencies. And in that newfound directness, Leopold and His Fiction brought a more deliberate sensibility to the making of Darling Destroyer — ultimately creating the band’s most dynamic work yet.

The fourth full-length from Leopold and His Fiction, Darling Destroyer echoes that urgency with a savage yet soulful sound testifying to Daniel’s Detroit heritage. Equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’s pop-minded R&B, Darling Destroyer burns with a frenzied intensity true to its emotional origins.

Throughout Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction reveal their gritty ingenuity by merging delicately crafted lyrics with blistering guitar work. Co-produced by Daniel and Chris “Frenchie” Smith, the album gracefully veers from the self-mythologizing swagger of “Cowboy” and sinister reverie of “Boy” to the dreamy doo-wop of “I’m Better Off Alone” and lilting folk of “Who Am I.” On “Free,” agitated rhythms and fuzzed-out basslines make for a blissfully frantic lone-wolf anthem, while “Flowers” matches its confessional complexity with the slow burn of the song’s horn-powered arrangement.
Sweetwater Black
Sweetwater Black
Sweetwater Black's journey started as a 2-piece with Seth and Danielle Stowaway's desire for a fun, minimalistic project to contrast the 8-piece Americana band they were in at the time. With the addition of Michael Scanland's heavy bass riffs, killer guitar leads from Julio Palacios, and the incredible talents of Kevin Grapsky and Actual Wolf on bass, it has been quite a ride.

Playing blues with heart-wrenching passion, the band evokes a certain authenticity that is brought to the stage in powerful way. The emotion soaked songs invite you into their story through dynamic writing, taking you on a trip from start to finish.

'Sweetwater Black is a Bay Area based trio that reflects influences from bands like the Black Keys and Black Sabbath. Like Black Sabbath, the band has sludgy-sounding instrumentals backed by powerful vocals.' --The Deli Magazine
Wes Leslie and the Bedroom Players
Wes Leslie and the Bedroom Players
Hailing from San Francisco, Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player is pioneering a genre he calls "bedroom soul."

It lays somewhere between self-aware white kid and Al Green whispering into your ear. His songs are introspective, concerned with love, loss and worker's rights.

They're often narrative, with a story arc and exact locations, namedropping lovers, streets and dive bars in Brooklyn and San Francisco.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com