Upstate w/ Emma Mayes & The Hip, Plain Faraday

Upstate w/ Emma Mayes & The Hip, Plain Faraday

Fri, May 24, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 Early Bird / $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show

This event is 16 and over

Upstate
Upstate
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 sextet’s dazzling new self-titled 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 the band’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.
Emma Mayes & The Hip
Emma Mayes & The Hip
Emma Mayes & The HIp, The Hip standing for "Highly Important People", is a conglomerate of Denver musicians that bring together their ideas into an interesting fusion mixed with lush vocal harmonies, catchy horn lines, and danceable melodies. They compare their sound similar to the likes of Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, & Jill Scott while being more big band sound oriented. The Hip has recently grown it's Soul Family with those dedicated to the craft and the vision. They strive to bring good music combined with unforgettable nights in the way they encourage fans to participate in their "themed" shows. A Hip show is a show you that will leave you smiling and give you a spice of the old and new soul sound.
Plain Faraday
Plain Faraday
Forming in early 2016, Plain Faraday is an indie folk project hailing from Colorado. The backbone of the group consists of the father-son duo, Caleb (vocals and guitar) and Rob Sanders (upright bass). In addition, the group also includes cellist Katie Burns and percussionist Ezra Bram.

Plain Faraday’s indie sound lies somewhere between acoustic Americana and modern folk, often integrating aspects of indie-rock, jazz, blues, and pop. Their quest for meaningful lyrics and dynamic compositions are guided by a respect for wood and steel, times past and present.

Working with local favorite The Spot Studio, the group released two singles in 2017, ‘Porcelain Fine’ and ‘My Friend’. They released a third single in April 2018, ‘Declivity’ in partnership with local music producer and coffee aficionado Tyler Venter. They’re presently working to produce and release their first album in 2019 (a five song EP).

When not playing music, the group also enjoys consuming craft root beer, chess throw downs, hucking a disc with friends in the warm Colorado sun, kicking the hacky-sack, and exploring the inspiring Rocky Mountains.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/