Music Farm Productions Presents
Dear Blanca, Daddy's Beemer
32 Ann St.
Charleston, SC, 29403
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The members of Charleston, South Carolina’s SondorBlue have the markers of the so-called ‘New Bohemian’ movement – with focus on a healthy lifestyle, brotherly love, and individuality. From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.
The band is comprised of three exceptionally talented vocalists who could each easily front their own bands – Connor Hollifield on lead guitar, John Sheehan on guitar and keyboards and Andrew Halley at center stage on bass – with drummer, Drew Lewis holding down a clockwork backbeat. They come together to create harmonies unlike any you have ever heard. Connor explained of the arrangement “We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music — that's when we were the happiest.” Sheehan added “I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.”
If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. “It is one of my favorite things,” says Lewis. “It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.”
“We’ve been lucky to connect with some great people on the road and they have been enormously supportive,” explains Halley. "We’ve been able to replicate some of our experience through social media, and it has been rewarding to engage and keep in touch with everyone we've met along the way.” It shows - the band’s single, “OPINIONS,” has over 125k streams on Spotify and a track off their 2016 REALOMETER EP release, “The Moon And You,” has over 110k streams. BuzzArtists called their musical combination “swirling, harmony-driven indie rock,” though you might want to add a touch of ‘pop’ to the band’s ever-evolving recipe. With YOU WILL FIND LOVE ON ASHLEY AVENUE, the band’s brand new EP, they bring context to their recent hit, “OPINIONS,” by wearing their Beatles influence on their proverbial sleeve. Gorgeous melodies, harmonies and expert instrumentation are the hallmarks of the other tracks “Escape!,” “A Beautiful Dream,” “I hate living like this” and the single “Ashley Ave.”
SondorBlue are poised for big things in the future. Look for them at a venue near you.
Given life in 2011 and named after the late grandmother of Dylan Dickerson, Dear Blanca consists of Dickerson himself and long-time bandmate Marc Coty on drums. Offering an eclectic range of sounds inspired by diverse acts such as 80′s punk group Minutemen as well as Townes Van Zandt, Dear Blanca promises energetic rock music coupled with folk-songwriting aesthetics both mild-mannered and rambunctious.
Daddy’s Beemer is a slack rock 4 piece from Clemson South Carolina. Daddy’s Beemer was created in October of 2016 when long-time collaborators and roommates Wesley Heaton and Dan Fetterolf joined forces with college radio friends Brady Sklar and Luke Waldrop. The tight rhythm section formed by the welding of Heaton and Fetterolf gave room to the addicting lyricism of Sklar and the catchy guitar riffs of Waldrop. After forming and writing some material, the band made their way into the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Studio in Clemson to record their first single. Reeling from the success and organic songwriting style of Penthesilea, the band continued to go into the Brooks Center to record the rest of their first self titled EP. The tracks ranged from having '90s alt rock influences to '80s new wave and even psychedelic sounds from earlier on than that.
Daddy's Beemer continues to write and record from Clemson, South Carolina today. They have new music coming soon and plan to tour and play as many shows as possible in the coming year.
$7 w/ Student ID * $10 ADV * $12 DOS
$3 Surcharge at the door for those under 21. Cash only.
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