Friday, June 16, 2017

Cat's Cradle Welcomes The Greeting Committee and MisterWives

This Saturday, June 17, Cat's Cradle has put together a lineup that makes all other lineups jealous.

The Greeting Committee are an indie pop group based out of Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 2014 by high school friends Addison Sartino (vocals), Brandon Yangmi (guitar), Pierce Turcotte (bass), and Austin Fraser (drums), the quartet attracted the attention of local radio personality Lazlo Geiger who agreed to manage them. Following the release of their debut EP, It's Not All That Bad, things began to move quickly for the young group and a deal was soon struck with Los Angeles-based label Harvest Records who re-released the EP in October 2015.

MisterWives are an indie pop band based in New York City. Formed in 2012 around the core trio of singer/keyboardist Mandy Lee, bassist William Hehir, and drummer Etienne Bowler, they have an unusual sound that combines elements of synth pop, folk, and indie rock, falling somewhere between the quirky dance-pop of No Doubt and the pastoral folk-rock of Of Monsters and Men.

After adding guitarist Marc Campbell and multi-instrumentalist Dr. Blum, the group began recording its debut EP, Reflections, which was released on New York indie Photo Finish Records in early 2014. With just one EP and some demos to their name, MisterWives have garnered much buzz among major music publications like Interview, Paste, and MTV Buzzworthy.

Their debut LP Our Own House was released in February 2015. Head out to the Cat's Cradle this Saturday to hear their newest album, Connect the Dots. Be aware, this show is sold out, so if you didn't snag some tix, it's time to be best friends with someone that did.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Junior Astronomers @ Cat's Cradle

North Carolina´s own Junior Astronomers will be making a return to the Triangle next week just before the release of their sophomore album, Body Language, on Friday, June 9. As a follow up to their first album, Dead Nostalgia, band members Terrance Richard, Philip Wheeler, Colin Watts, and Elias Pittman describe their new album as one that portrays the nuances of coming of age, the complexities of relationships, and finding a new normal in a constantly changing world.

As the Charlotte based rock band embarks on a tour that features stops in Brooklyn, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, the Cat's Cradle Back Room will be the first of several shows in North Carolina over the next week. Having shared the stage with the likes of Manchester Orchestra and Modest Mouse in recent years, they're guaranteed to provide a performance that will induce moving.

For a preview of their album, check out the recently released single off their new album, "Pyramid Party." The lineup for the June 6 show also includes other talented acts, Cold Fronts, Youth League, and Cuzco and will begin at 8pm.

Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased here.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Artist Spotlight: The Orwells at Cat's Cradle

In the week leading up to playing at Bonnaroo Music Festival and embarking on a European tour later this summer, the Cat's Cradle welcomes The Orwells on Tuesday, June 6.

Hailing from Elmhurst, Illinois, these five rockers have been generating a lot of excitement with the release of their third studio album, Terrible Human Beings. The band had not released an album since 2014 after giving an unforgettable performance as guests on The Late Show with David Letterman.

As one might expect, the band has evolved in their sound, but recognizes it is their wild and theatrical performances that have captivated their audiences over the years.  The band is making a point to focus on how they want to be percieved as artists moving forward, as band member Matt O'Keefe ackowledged in a recent Chicago Tribune article,"we don't always want it to be about what we are doing physically on stage, but more about the lyrics or the guitar part." This is clearly evident in the album's final song, "Double Feature." When asked about the lengthy and clever ending to the album, Henry Brinner explained the intentions of the last song to Billboard, "I think that the last song has to be epic."  Joined by brother Grant Brinner, Dominic Corso, and Mario Cuomo, the Cat's Cradle is certain to be filled with rock and roll energy next Tuesday.  Joining the band will be another Chicago-based  rock band, The Walters.

Tickets for the show are available through the Cat´s Cradle event page and the show will begin at 8pm. Check out a preview of The Orwells' live performance of another track of their new album, "Black Francis."