Events for Live Music

Patio Picnic Party

DJs on the Patio from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

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The Proper Way

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Sold Out: Bruno Major

here’s nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. Last year, Bruno Major set himself a task: to record and release one song a month for 12 months. Four weeks to take a song from an idea in his head to a finished product and have it out there for people to listen to and enjoy, every month, for a year. People had made albums in less time, he reasoned, how hard could it be? 

“When I first said that I was going to do it most people said, ‘Nice one…that’s never going to happen.’” Major recalls with a laugh. “A lot of people thought it was overly aspirational: it probably was.” 

What’s impressive is not so much that he managed to pull it off, more that the challenge produced such a remarkable collection of songs. That within the time frame of a month, Major could produce such fully-realised, beautiful and inventive songs and then repeat the trick the following month, twelve times over.

“With a traditional album, there exists the concept of an album track...I haven’t had that luxury because once a month I have to release a song and every song has to be a single. There’s no room for a piano interlude. Each one had to be something that I could stand behind and say: ‘Hey, this is my next single, it's coming out, I’ve worked on it all month, I hope you like it.’ It forced me to make sure the standard was at a certain level.”

Not only did every song hit its mark, but listening to the fruits of Major’s labour in the order he created them, you’re given an experience that doesn’t really have a precedent in music. Tracing a line from the blissful future soul and skittering beats of Wouldn’t Mean A Thing through Home’s delicate folk to Cold Blood’s pulsating electronica, you’re treated to a dozen snapshots of an artist at a specific moment in time. You can hear him grow, develop and move through the different emotional states of a year in a way that a traditional album simply wouldn’t be able to offer. You can hear how he moved from the minimalism and sub bass warmth of There’s Little Left to the jazz-flecked finger picking and layered harmonies of Second Time in just a few weeks and how the latter’s dreamlike infatuation slowly faded into the bittersweet kiss-off of Fair-Weather Friend like the changing of the seasons.

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Outside of Society with Riding Gravity, Murphy & the Giant

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Open Blues Jam hosted by Robby's Blues Explosion

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Gang of Youths with Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

The holiness of love, the chaos and rapture of surviving against all odds, these are what drive Gang of Youths. A five piece from Sydney founded in the confines of their religious youth, enchanted by the spectacle of worship and deliverance, it's no wonder their music burns with the desperation of apocalypse. With singer Dave Le'aupepe's lyrics drawn from some of the most miserable life experiences
available to humanity, and the band's music taking cues from rock history's most ambitious and theatrical preachers, Gang of Youths drag the beauty out of everything from hell to high heaven.
Debuting in 2013 with smoldering single "Evangelists," they were met with instant radio play and praise. Only just out of high school, Le'aupepe was already planning to marry his girlfriend, settle down, and leave his dreams of music behind, but the band's first brush with recognition suggested there could be more to life than the path that had seemed so obviously laid before him. Things moved quickly: the band started their own record label, Mosy Recordings, got snatched up for really great support slots with Vampire Weekend, Foster The People, Manchester Orchestra, Frightened Rabbit. But as soon as the band let themselves get their hopes up, Le'aupepe would begin the worst period of his life.
Le'aupepe's soon-to-be wife was diagnosed with lung cancer after a melanoma on her ear metastasized. He began writing the songs that would eventually become their debut record so she had something to listen to in hospital. After they married, the band went into a studio in New York to track the new record. Working with producer Kevin McMahon (Swans, Rhett Miller, Titus Andronicus) and with Peter Katis (The National, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit) mixing, they'd assembled a dream team - just one of the peaks that would contrast against the tragedy unfolding in Le'aupepe's life.
Le'aupepe's wife survived, but the relationship had other problems. Struggling to balance his commitments to the band - his closest friends - against his commitments to his marriage, unable to enjoy success with one while the other was breaking down, and feeling unworthy of happiness, Le'aupepe was dragged into self-destruction. "I was secretive, unkind, abusing drink and drugs," Le'aupepe says. The breakdown of his marriage and later attempted suicide were where Dave finally bottomed out, but the rest of the band were there to help him climb back up. "I don't ever wanna be unkind again," Le'aupepe says. "I'll spend the rest of my life repaying them for sticking with me."

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Jenny Don't And The Spurs with The Hollering Pines, Michelle Moonshine

Jenny Don't And The Spurs

Jenny Don't And The Spurs

Outlaw Country / Garage band from Portland, Oregon, formed in spring of 2011.

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Stolen Stars with Cesley Parrish, Aaron Ned

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DAVID BYRNE: AMERICAN UTOPIA TOUR

Live at the Eccles presents David Byrne: American Utopia Tour. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. Every ticket purchased online for David Byrne includes a CD of the new album American Utopia, released on 3/9/18. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album shortly after ticket purchase. David will be performing songs from his new album American Utopia, out March 9th, as well as classics from his solo career and days with the Talking Heads. Performing with David will be a 12-piece untethered band. “We’ll be doing some new songs… and many others that will, I assume, be familiar. I’m excited. This is the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for ‘Stop Making Sense,’ so fingers crossed.” - David Byrne


King Tuff with Cut Worms, SASAMI

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