Wyndham, Lola Kirke
628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His albums set forth a vision that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other. In the live setting, his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy, which has led to high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Brooklyn, Newport Jazz to Bonnaroo. Benevento has been invited to open for The Books, Ben Folds and Rubblebucket, while headlining shows from coast to coast.
In 2014, Benevento returned to the studio to record his latest work with producer Richard Swiftwhose resume includes The Shins, Foxygen and Tennis. Together, they focused their attention on a collection of news songs that add Benevento’s vocals and lyrics to his lush instrumental piano rock. The collaboration resulted a lo-fi, psychedelic, dance rock gem that shimmers with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The album, entitled Swift, was released to wide acclaim on Benevento’s own label, Royal Potato Family.
As anybody who's seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, the pianist is a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.
Wyndham is a singer songwriter currently living in Los Angeles. He is a member of the group Elvis Perkins in Dearland and a former touring member of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. He has also released music with his band Diamond Doves.
Born in London and raised in New York, Lola Kirke has spent the last three years as a well-regarded actor-on-the-rise known for her starring role in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. She has worked with powerhouse directors such as David Fincher (Gone Girl) and starred in indie movies such as Noah Baumbach's 2014's coming-of-age comedy Mistress America.
But Kirke isn't one to let success make her complacent. After releasing her eponymous debut EP through Spirit House Records last fall, she has spent the past year touring the country performing her original songs with a shifting cast of supporting musicians. "It's been this amazing re-entry into being a struggling artist," she says with a laugh. The four-track record is a dreamy blend of folk, country and rock, led by Kirke's honey-and-smoke vocals and melodies that are at once surprising and irresistibly catchy. "Gene Clark is one of my all-time favorite musicians. He's a founding member of the Byrds and he coined this new genre called ‘cosmic American,'" she explains. "It was that moment in the '70s where great rock 'n' roll musicians started making country music and got rejected by the country fans and the rock 'n' roll fans," she continues. "I hope to become part of the cosmic American tradition.”