LAUREN O'CONNELL (album release)

LAUREN O'CONNELL (album release)

Andrew St. James, Scott Padden

Wednesday 5/30

8:00 pm

$10-12

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $10 / DOORS $12. THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED FROM MAY 9 TO MAY 30. 

LAUREN O'CONNELL (album release)
LAUREN O'CONNELL (album release)
'Sometimes the most understated compositions can contain the most meaning & conveyance of feelings. Organic songs inspired from earnest reckonings & reflection illuminate the feelings & lost narratives that further illuminate the landscapes & atmospheres that stretch from sea to shining sea. Rochester by way of San Francisco artist Lauren O’Connell exemplifies this tradition of the ever-wandering troubadour as witnessed on the world premiere of “Shimmering Silver”. Featured off the new album Details slated for release February 9, Lauren expounds upon the three solo albums & an EP made as a duo with Nataly Dawn. Building off the 2007 debut album Sitting in Chairs, O’Connell has expounded upon YouTube performances—with an assist from There’s Talk’s Olivia Lee & Lauren Grubb—to create expansive sound-scapes that spin off a center of subtlety to shine a light on aspects of the sublime.' --Impose
Andrew St. James
Andrew St. James
San Francisco native, Andrew St. James’ outlook may seem contrary to his generations unwavering optimism and the idea that the best is yet to come...that what we have done before is only setting the stage. His music is complex and introspective and sometimes dark. Like the over 50 million young people of his generation, he grew up with images of the Twin Towers falling; Occupy Wall Street; wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and inner-city violence being replayed daily on the nightly news...and it shows in his writing. As a voyeur of modern life’s travails, his lyrics echo with complex questions and commentary.

As part of that super generation aged 18-29 called Millennials, St. James exhibits all of the narcissism of his age, bringing the perspectives of his generation to an old genre of rock music with a new connectivity we have not seen before.

Lauded by American Songwriter “a wisdom that extends beyond his years,” St. James teamed up with veteran Bay Area producer Jim Greer (Foster the People) in 2013, to produce a work of deep themes and magical lyrics, that would be come his debut album, Doldrums (Fortune/Island Jar). In October 2014, St. James released his second full-length, The Shakes (Fortune/Island Jar) to critical acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Paste and more.
Scott Padden
Scott Padden
born and raised in the suburban midwest, scott padden has been making music in san francisco since 2011. his songs have been described by his peers as "real, raw, and fantastically heartfelt."

he spent 2016 supporting acts like levi parham, jason crosby, oh pep!, the americans, and phil lesh. he regularly tours as a bassist with goodnight texas as well as scott law & ross james' cosmic twang.

his band, the evangelicals, was christened in early 2016. their debut ep is due for release in september.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com