9PM Start, $10, 21+
Wes Swing is a singer, cellist, songwriter, and composer from Virginia. His new full-length album And The Heart [out June 2] is a blend of Swing's literary songwriting with production and analog electronics by Paul Curreri and backing vocals by Devon Sproule. The album is about darkness and light, sadness and joy, and looking for beauty and connection. Using deliberately sparse and stark instrumentation, sections of intimate and personal performance transition into electronic escapades and flourishing full-band crescendos. "The compositions, pieced together very carefully, are orchestral without orchestra. They are movements, and they are moving. They take place in that grey area between pop and symphonic." - No Depression.
Nathaniel Rappole’s solo project Gull is best described as a drum; a living, breathing, squawking drum that cries out assorted music of creatures past and delivers it from a single unique perspective; a communal music broadcast of blood and bile left as an offering on the altar of sound.
Gull has been active for more than a decade and has recorded a 7", 3 EP's and 2 full length albums and has spent the better part of the past 6 years touring vigorously ~ playing venues, on the streets and in the wilds of North and Central America, Kenya and Europe. Gull has toured in support of White Rabbits, Tres Mts and RNDM and has shared the bar arena with the likes of Silver Apples, Girl Talk, Deerhoof, Adrian Belew, Panda Bear and Melt Banana.
Bridget and the Squares (BatS) aka Laura Bridget Regan, Owner & Operator of The Footlight
The current iteration of BatS is Laura Bridget Regan solo and/or with various friends. Be prepared for piano driven emotive intense melodic and dynamic songs. "Bridget and the Squares might not initially strike you as badass and full of rage, but trust me... this is a band out for blood. Their two latest EPs Kill and Destroy take you down a dusty road littered with broken people and failed relationships. Riding epic piano lines through the desert in tracks like ‘The Animal and ‘Nothing Right, Nothing Wrong,’ singers Laura Bridget and Kyle Thompson chart the wreckage they find through the love and passion they bring to every subject excavated." - The Deli, 2012