ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR / WALKER LUKENS

ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR / WALKER LUKENS

The Artisanals

Tue, November 14, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10-13

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ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR
It’s been two years since Roadkill Ghost Choir has taken listeners on a ride. Last trip, brothers Andrew and Zach Shepard packed the car with high aspirations, a top-notch crew of musicians and the profound swelter of the South. With the upcoming arrival of False Youth Etcetera, the brothers have outgrown their roots in a supersonic fashion – exchanging their broken-down vehicles for an electrified magic carpet ride that soars through the night sky.

Amidst the surprise success of the band’s first record, primary songwriter Andrew was hardened by his experiences on the road, and under pressure to deliver new songs that out-shined previous releases. It’s no surprise False Youth Etcetera feels like a turn towards the fantastical, an anthemic escape compared to past output. It’s immediately felt on the band’s first single, “Classics (Die Young),” which bends beautifully and purposefully in the direction of synth-pop, and sets the tone for the entire record.

“Going into [the band’s first major release] In Tongues, I was terrified because I had never written under such a time crunch, and I struggled with writer’s block,” notes Shepard. “For False Youth Etcetera, it ended up being the first time I didn’t have a timeline. I was able to navigate what I really wanted to do musically and lyrically. This record is more textural, with more synth and more interesting experimentation within our sound and genre.”

Shepard is pointed in the departure from their familiar Americana sound, confirming “there is no banjo” on False Youth Etcetera. This desire to explore new musical terrain was only bolstered by Shepard’s adoration for similar sonic explorations and artists transcending their genre to create a unique sound – rooted in influences such as The War On Drugs, Neu! and Bruce Springsteen. The result is an album that clearly and beautifully delivers the group to a whole new infectious, cosmic terrain.
WALKER LUKENS
WALKER LUKENS
Walker Lukens has been called ‘one of the best songwriters in Texas’ (Free Press Houston.) The Austin- based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called ‘wonderfully inventive’ (NPR World Cafe,) a ‘non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’ (Austin Chronicle,) and a ‘veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions’ (Indy Week.) Walker thinks its important that you realize his name is not Walter.

In 2013, he released his first full length record, Devoted. It received praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard and took Lukens and his backing band, The Side Arms, all over the US.

After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 8 weeks on the specialty commercial radio charts and garnered Walker spots at festivals across the country.

Their 3rd collaboration Ain’t Got A Reason EP premiered on Paste in April 2017.
The Artisanals
The Artisanals
Newly formed rock band from Charleston, SC, featuring Johnny Delaware of SUSTO.

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