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PopGun Presents

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Plastic Picnic, Cape Francis

Aug 01

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

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

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"It's a heartbroken girl in her shitty apartment in Brooklyn," Alyse Vellturo, aka pronoun, says of her Rhyme & Reason debut There's no one new around you. Recorded in solitude in a cramped corner of the artist's bedroom, the four-song EP is both personally charged and sonically inventive, matching richly layered guitar textures and insistent lo-fi beats with vivid, uncompromisingly personal lyrics.

"It was literally just me in the corner with my little computer, recording guitar through a tiny practice amp through the headphone jack," she explains. "Every night after work I'd go home, buy a six pack, and sit at my computer with my electric guitar. Once I felt the song had its bones I would go have a cigarette in my backyard, write a verse, go in and record the verse, go out for another cigarette, write a second verse, etc. All the verses are written in about three minutes."

The Boston native and self-confessed emo kid began playing guitar and recording her own compositions in her early teens. While studying at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, she gained technical experience producing and engineering friends' recording projects and turning her attention towards the business side of the music industry. In 2012, she moved to Brooklyn to take a music-biz job, putting her own creative efforts on temporary hold. Eventually, she felt the urge to write and record music again, and her renewed creative spark gained additional momentum in December 2015, when a three-year relationship abruptly ended.

"I started to write songs and record again, but I didn't have much to write about," she recalls. "Then we broke up, and it all came pouring out. The tracks on this EP are all from that period. The whole thing was done in three or four weeks, every night after work. It was an instinctive process, and it kind of grew on its own."

Vellturo adopted the performing pseudonym of pronoun, in acknowledgement of her status as a one-person band. "I want to keep it that way, at least for now," she says. "This music is so personal to me, and it's kind of hard to do that with other people. I have done some gigs with a drummer, a bass player and a guitarist, and I have a vocal pedal that does harmonies with me, so it kind of sounds like the record.

"pronoun is almost like another persona, someone that says and words things in a way I never would," Vellturo concludes. "I don't usually express my emotions outwardly. Sometimes a song will come together in a few hours in my apartment, and I'll wake up the next morning and listen to it and think 'How did I write that?,' because I wasn't aware that I was thinking that. So pronoun is something that I'd like to keep exploring for awhile."
Plastic Picnic
Plastic Picnic is a Brooklyn based band comprised of four Pacific Northwest transplants. The duos – Lute and Panerio, and Hunt and Taylor – developed their styles playing in separate Seattle projects. It wasn’t until moving east that the pairs were brought together by a mutual friend. Instantly compatible, the group shared a taste for lyrically forthright indie rock paired with driving 80's rhythms, sweetly spun melodies and atmospheric synth and guitar work. The four piece teamed up with Producer/Engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sonic Youth) to record their upcoming debut release---the first single being "Nausea in Paradise".
Cape Francis
Cape Francis
Cape Francis is a new project by singer-songwriter Kevin Olken Henthorn (former lead singer of Stone Cold Fox). The project formed out of the collapse of a four-year indie pop rock band. Tired of heavy genre constrictions, Henthorn started Cape Francis looking to break away from traditional indie rock songwriting. Rooted in finger picked guitar, grounded by percussion and toms, and glued together by synth pads and hooks, the songs find a home somewhere in between folk and post-rock.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/