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Upstate w/ The Chordaes & Handsome Hound at The Loft
07/18/19 | 7:30PM
155 Varick St Map
Upstate w/ The Chordaes & Handsome Hound at The Loft | 7:30PM
Tickets will be $20 Day of Show
For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self-discovery. As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the band's dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.
Recorded primarily over six days at the Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck, NY, 'Healing' is Upstate's first release with new member Allison Olender, their first with four contributing songwriters, and their first since shortening their name from Upstate Rubdown. It's also their first project to be produced by Wood Brothers percussionist Jano Rix, who helped the group embrace their transformation and lean in to their unique lineup without sacrificing any of the gorgeous harmonies, eclectic arrangements, and unforgettable performances that have defined the band since their earliest days.
Upstate first emerged from New York's Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, 'A Remedy.' The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group "need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions," while Chronogram hailed their "infectiously sunny organic stew," and The Alt called them "toe-tapping, contagious, and fun." The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.
There's a reason Handsome Hound has been called the "musical version of 60 mg of Prozac." With its energetic, lyric-driven music, the group turns quiet rooms into spirited dance halls, in their home city and beyond. The group sets meaningful lyrics to ear-worm melodies buoyed by guitars, drums, and horns, blending musical styles and influences including folk, rock, pop, Americana, and country.
Handsome Hound was formed in Washington, DC in 2015 by partners Cuchulain Kelly and Claire Daviss, who met through music communities. Collaborating with top musicians in the DC area, the band released their debut EP, I Guess We're Doing Alright, in 2016, featuring the crowd favorite "Hannah."
Since then, the band has rapidly developed a devoted following. They perform in intimate house shows up and down the East Coast, and have headlined some of the DC's historic music venues and festivals, including the Black Cat, Rock and Roll Hotel, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Millennium Stage. The group has come to be known as a dynamic live band, experimenting with acoustic and electric instrumentation, horns, and strings. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=380758
Venue Description: Fine wine and dining meets live music and more at this venue founded by Michael Dorf (The Knitting Factory). In addition to music performed in a warm atmosphere, they also offer a wide range of food and wine classes.
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