Sound Machine Series, Erica Joy, Valley Hush

Tito's Presents

Sound Machine Series

Erica Joy

Valley Hush

Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys, Modern Friend

Fri, March 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Sound Machine Series
Sound Machine Series
Tito's Sound Machine KC is a new Kansas City event, brought to you by pioneering homegrown record label The Record Machine. Sound Machine KC will be an ongoing monthly concert series in the Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City at the new Record Bar. The series will focus on music discovery by highlighting up and coming area talent and bringing in bands from all around the globe. We will be showcasing not only acts on The Record Machine roster but will also curate a unique monthly musical experience. Our goal is to bring Kansas City together by inspiring people to see what can happen in their own backyard and show them what's going on outside of it.
Erica Joy
Erica Joy
There's never been a time where Erica Joy has started singing and the room didn't stop even if for a few seconds to admire her voice. It doesn't matter what genre or style she sings in, she's going to tell you a story and she's going to make you feel things. Her voice has been described as dreamy, haunting, and a calling. Erica Joy is releasing her appropriately titled EP “Erica Joy, Introduction” backed by a delicious band composed of Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on rhythm guitar, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.
Valley Hush
Valley Hush
When you find your musical soulmate, the universe will allow great things to happen. Producer/multi-instrumentalist Alex Kaye and vocalist/lyricist Lianna Vanicelli are Valley Hush and have found that in each other. At the end of 2015, PopMatters named Detroit’s experimental pop group Valley Hush one of the best emerging artists. The duo makes music that is a flirtatious mixture of reality and fantasy that transcends traditional genres. Their debut self-titled album broadly connects the dots between acts such as Tame Impala, Grimes, Gorillaz, and Lana Del Rey, while still sounding wholly unique. Since their inception, Valley Hush has built a reputation on creating music that swells with energy and speaks to our shared existence that we are all in this beautiful mess together.

What does a sunset taste like? If you touched the Milky Way would you draw back a wet hand? These are examples of wild and organic abstractions of thought are the very brush Valley Hush paints with. The duo finds themselves exploring personal trials of struggle, survival and surrender through Vanicelli’s lyrics. While the lyrics are personal they are just as applicable to the masses. Vanicelli gives a voice to the cosmic forces that shift within us. Her words read more like poetry or a lucid dream, rich in vivid detail while evoking the sensation of an impending spring and never a dormant winter. The lyrics are an invitation to the internal and eternal struggle, and the way in which they are delivered is not entirely dissimilar to a mirage; a delicate and thirst quenching range of highs and lows.

Kaye's instrumentals take the lyrics to a new horizon, combining elements of many different musical genres into seamless journeys of sound. Taking cues from producers and artists such as Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Danger Mouse, and Hot Sugar, he adds his own touches picked up from years of working as a freelance writer, producer, and engineer in the city of Detroit. He records their songs in several different studios in the Detroit area, including a massive hundred-year-old church converted into a recording space. If you listen closely you can pick up on extremely small production details throughout the course of a Valley Hush song. His goal is to make their music sound like a detailed painting, with waves pushing through space to the listener's ear, rather than brushstrokes to their eyes.

When performing live, the duo expands to a four-piece band to help fill out their sound and allows for their seamless production to take on a new skin. The inclusion of a full band pushes Valley Hush into raw and ferocious territory while still remaining tethered to their signature spacey, dreamscape vibe. They define success by their commitment of authenticity to their vision in hopes of inspiring many with their thoughtfully crafted aural landscape.

After performing at the 2016 Middle of the Map Fest in Kansas City they signed to festival curators own label The Record Machine. Valley Hush has released 2 previous independent EP’s and is currently putting the final touches on their mesmerizing self-titled debut full-length album to be released late 2016.
Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys
Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys
Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys is a midwestern soul-rock band.
Modern Friend
Venue Information:
recordBar
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
http://www.therecordbar.com