Owen is the solo project of Chicago's Mike Kinsella. As a departure from over a decade of work playing in a variety of bands -- Cap'n Jazz, American Football, and T/T/T to name a few. Owen's musical output has evolved from sparse acoustic offerings to lush, string-filled arrangements.
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It only takes one play of Idiot Soul for Damien Verrett — the 24-year-old singer/songwriter behind So Much Light — to engulf and captivate the listener. With a soothing flood of inviting melodies over lush instrumental backdrops, Verrett’s soulful crooning instantly encapsulates the sultry allure of So Much Light. His carefully-calibrated production yields an expressive combination of character and charisma that embodies So Much Light’s aesthetic credo as a whole.
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Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.
In a musical landscape pitted with pop stars and pigeonholes, Maps & Atlases defy easy categorization, choosing to walk their own incomparable path.
Artist and musician Willis Earl Beal's music is often philosophical in content and takes moody, deconstructed, even classical turns. During live performances, he presents himself as a phantom-like figure; donning a hat, mask and cape in the style of Zorro.
FURY is a new concert experience that is up-close and real, bringing together the collaborative music making of indie-pop group, YASSOU, and composer Kristina Dutton, with another unusual collaboration between dancers from two different world-class ballet companies, San Francisco Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
Principal dancers from SFBallet, Dores Andre, Frances Chung, Luke Ingham, Lauren Strongin and Joe Walsh, and from LINES Ballet, Adji Cissoko and Babatunji will share a center stage with musicians from YASSOU. The performance features all original music by YASSOU, accompanied by string quartet. Audience will surround the stage in an ever changing, post-apocalyptic world created with sets and visuals by Creative Director, Luke Acret. Choreographer Dani Rowe is making movement for dancers and musicians who portray characters fighting for survival in a journey that moves between driving intensity and tender intimacy.
Borderless Imaginary, a collaboration with director Ann Schnake and videographer Robert Gomez of MobileIntent, dancers Carmen Serber and Natalie Greene, and composer Linda Bouchard. Borderless Imaginary is a site-specific installation of sculptural works, performance, music, and video projection. View trailer here.