July 27th, 2022 7pm Stage 2
A careful combination of wandering melodies, with dollar-store theatrics yield the body work that artist and composer Sean McVerry creates. At his core, his crooning sensibilities lay on top a bed of warbling synthesizers, florid keyboard arrangements, and a relentless groove. His lyrical vernacular is earnest and at times hectic, dancing along the bar lines creating a musical palette brimming with potential energy.
The Brooklyn-based artist has lent his musical vocabulary in various corners of the industry from Hip Hop production for artists such as J.I.D. and Princess Nokia, to playing with Danger Mouse, Karen O and AURORA. He has released two EP’s and a handful of singles to positive critical review from publications such as Mic.com, Impose, and Paste Magazine.
From his debut Hourglass Switchboard I and II, Sean has explored the sonic palettes reminiscent of bands such as Grizzly Bear and LCD Soundsystem, to his new wave fever dream Private Lives which explored the neon synth pulses of Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. He is a humble student of music and a product of his ever-changing environment. His debut full length “Death of The Golden Boy” was released September 18th 2020 via AntiFragile Music
Side Bangs is the boundary breaking project of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Steph Rodgers. With sounds that evoke comparisons to the likes of Mazzy Star and Modest Mouse, Side Bangs welcomes the listener into a world of psychedelic rock infused with grunge, jazz, pop, and ultimately, vulnerable storytelling. Born and raised in Appalachia, Ohio, Rodgers previously made her living working in politics and finance. At night, Rodgers turned to writing songs on her guitar as a way to wind down from her hectic days in the office. In 2020, she took a step back from corporate life and started recording her music, resulting in a debut album to be released later this year.