QUIET LIFE | GRAVE ROBBERS | ELISON JACKSON
Friday, September 28
Gate at 7pm | All Ages | Suggested Donation $8
Food by Captain Scott's
Beer and wine available for purchase
Hygienic Art and The Telegraph are proud to present a special show with native sons Quiet Life. The group has spent the last several years making their home in the Pacific Northwest and touring the country constantly supporting national acts including Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dog, and The Lumineers among others. The group is in the midst of an eastern seaboard tour and about to cross the pond for their first shows in England. The group will be joined for this date by Mystic's GraveRobbers (fresh off their Newport Folk Fest debut) and New Haven's Elison Jackson (who will be celebrating the release of their new ep 'I Do Believe She Flew Out the Drain Pipe' on local imprint The Telegraph Recording Company).
About Quiet Life (quietlifeband.com): Somewhere near the swamps of Jersey, roughly 20 skateboard-able miles from Asbury Park, the brothers Spellman spent summer days lingering around the garage as their father worked and blasted Bruce Springsteen cassettes through a dusty portable stereo system. Something about The Boss' music resonated with Sean and Ryan, enough to make a lasting impression through the skate and surf punk of yesteryear, and after a fitful move to New London, Connecticut during the brothers' adolescent years, they met guitarist Craig Rupert and soon after formed the group Quiet Life.
Sean Spellman's songs are earnest and straightforward, laden with place names and past times; from the band's beginnings in a conflicted seafaring town, to their sweet sojourn on California's Central Coast, and all the nights on the road in between, Quiet Life has found plenty of material in the miles covered.
Since landing in Portland, OR on yet another gamble, the band has wasted no time asserting their place in the city's kinetic music scene, garnering audiences for their honest-to-goodness rock n' roll shows in no time flat. But it's hard to stay put. The band has been at home on the road in the past year, putting over 70,000 miles on their vegetable oil powered van and traipsing around the country in support of bands like The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Dr. Dog, Shovels and Rope, Hayes Carll and Blitzen Trapper. The new album, "Wild Pack", is due out later this year and inevitable world tour is to follow.
About GraveRobbers: Claiming New England as their home, GraveRobbers are making a name for themselves with their latest release “Burgundy.” The band leans more towards a classic “Alt-Country” sound with songs in three-quarter time. They balance blustery electric guitars with steady acoustic strumming and mournful accompaniments. They write powerful, emotional songs that fall somewhere amongst the pantheon of balladeers. Singer James Maple has a lonesome sounding voice that locks into harmonies with his fellow bandmates with an end result of haunting, honest and true Country music that is stately in its way.
About Elison Jackson: "Crushing display of vocal prowess and exceptional songwriting...an uncanny ability to manipulate moods and deliver emotive expressions of eerie candor that penetrates the toughest of exteriors." - Dirty Hippie Radio