The Underhill Family Orchestra – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – September 6th, 2018

The Underhill Family Orchestra

Please give a warm welcome to first-timers:

The Underhill Family Orchestra

Young Valley, Honyock

Thu, September 6, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

The Underhill Family Orchestra
The Underhill Family Orchestra
The Underhill Family Orchestra, native to the Alabama delta, has been described as "outright anthemic" taking their compositions to "idyllic places" that make you want to "paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger." With "the bare knuckled nature" of their sound and their command of the "intricate, melancholy and densely literate" themes in the songs they create, they invoke a "sense of riot" with their arm-swingin, foot-stomping, Appalachia-inspired sound that makes effort to "infuse sheer pop catchiness into the rootsier, grittier elements" made up of sultry and soulful 4-part vocal arrangements and a unique take on the southern sound for which Alabama is known. Their NEW album, Tell Me That You Love Me, is available for streaming and download on ALL major platforms.
Young Valley
Young Valley
Jackson, Mississippi's Young Valley offers points of view from songwriters Zach Lovett, Dylan Lovett, and Spencer Thomas with a trading of styles from traditional country to southern-tinged rock 'n roll. With the addition of Kell Kellum and Ethan Frink, the 5-piece group lays out a catalogue of catchy melodies, harmonies, and plenty of guitar shred all packaged into well-crafted tunes. "We service the song" they said to Mississippi Today in a recent interview. "Wherever the song takes us, we need to go." This mantra has kept them honest in their approach, and just like their hard-to-look-away kind of stage show, you don't quite know what to expect next from Young Valley.
Honyock
Honyock
Like the best bands that take cues from the past—Wilco and Dr. Dog, Whitney and Kevin Morby—Honyock combines the aesthetic of a bygone, sundrenched past with songwriting that’s as distinctive as it is memorable. Their debut album, El Castillo, makes the case for rock n' roll's continued relevancy in the modern era, without being overly precious about its past.



“Patron” for example, features a dusty, retro aesthetic—a sun-faded roadside hotel, a cactus’s long shadow. It’s hard not to hear Elvis Costello or Roy Orbison in this opening track. At the same time, though, neither artist could have written this personal, pensive song. “It kind of came out of this persistent pattern in my life of being intimate with drug abuse and drug abusers,” Spencer says. “Those people can be the sweetest friends you’ve ever met, but they disappear a lot too. You have this dual emotion of ‘I would do anything to help you’ while admonishing them for their own lack of will.”



It’s this thoughtful approach that attracted the attention of veteran musician David Vandervelde, who would end up producing El Castillo. “We were recording our canon of material, like 30 or so songs, onto four-track cassette tape and dubbing over it in GarageBand,” Spencer says. These demos were passed around until they, by chance, ended up in Vandervelde’s hands.



As soon as he heard the demos, Vandervelde offered to record the full-length with Honyock—and at New Monkey Studio, which Elliott Smith owned and recorded at in the years before he died. “Yeah, this record we spent two years trying to record we re-recorded in, like, five days,” Mason laughs. Vandervelde was able to transform the band’s lo-fi intentions into something more authentic, more honest, more real. “He really took us under his wing. We learned a lot about how to make a real record, very quickly,” Spencer says.



Honyock is Spencer Hoffman, Mason Hoffman, Tyler Wolter, and Christian "Sunshine" Meinke. As old friends from the neighborhood, these four brothers (of both blood and water) share a musical chemistry that is hard to ignore. Fresh from under the wing of Father John Misty’s David Vandervelde, Honyock is taking El Castillo, their psychedelic, peyote-tonk debut LP, to clubs across America this summer.


El Castillo is out July 20th on Friendship Fever records.



-Dane Erbach
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/