Sweet Crude

Tito's Sound Machine KC Presents at miniBar

Sweet Crude

Motel Radio, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Calvin Arsenia

Tue, April 18, 2017

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

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Sweet Crude
Sweet Crude
“Sweet Crude is an extremely exciting new group with haunting and mesmerizing vocals sung in Louisiana French and English.” -PopMatters

“Whether you speak English, Cajun French, both or neither, this is genuinely enjoyable music that breaks language barriers. If you’re a fan of many-membered pop ensembles like The Polyphonic Spree or The Most Serene Republic, you may very well dig these guys too.” -Brooklyn Vegan

Louisiana bilingual pop project Sweet Crude is a young 6-piece composed of New Orleans musicians creating a sound that sets English and Louisiana’s native French dialect to decidedly non-Cajun music. The band, boasting surnames like Marceaux, Arceneaux, and Chachere, seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 5-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks.

“We’re making the quirky, energetic compositions that we’d otherwise come up with given our indie rock influences. We’ve got five people playing drums, we’ve got everybody singing, shouting, and dancing. We’re just singing a lot of the time in Louisiana French. We want to show that the language is still alive and kicking, and that it sounds great in any genre,” says primary lyricist Sam Craft.

Sweet Crude debuted in Spring 2013 and have hit the ground running. Music from their EP Super Vilaine can be heard in FX’s American Horror Story and the band has been receiving generous amounts of plays nationally and internationally on public, satellite and internet radio, especially in Francophone areas. Sweet Crude has tested their frenetic sound on the road, packing venues from New Orleans to New York. Additionally, the band has been making the festival circuit throughout North America. Sweet Crude’s debut LP Créatures comes out in the Spring of 2017.
Motel Radio
Motel Radio
Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type
Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type
"Rachel Mallin is a self-produced singer/songwriter that finds it difficult to comply within the restrictions of one genre. Whether it’s her self-proclaimed A.D.D. tendencies or another likeable force blending sounds, Mallin has a way with uniting the unlikely." - Andreina Byrne (Demencha Magazine)

Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, a five-piece Indie-Pop band from Kansas City, MO, quickly gained recognition and resounding approval within their first year from industry and general news publications, including: Kansas City Star newspaper, and magazines Deli KC, Demencha, Highlight, Phonographic, and Vox. With tour opportunities supporting national acts, like Cold War Kids, Metric, The Struts, Kitten, and Panic is Perfect, their music began playing on alternative & college radio stations across the nation.

Founder Rachel Mallin, then 20 year-old sophomore in the midst of a chaotic year at the University of Missouri at Columbia, had been composing collaborations for a new band. Just before noisily shuffling out of an MU lecture hall after her last final exam, Mallin received a text that would change everything. Justin Walker, close friend and co-collaborator, excitedly proclaiming that her recently self-produced, original song was broadcasting live on Kansas City’s alternative radio station.

In a moment, all of the passion and gall of a young musician instantly engaged. Against all the common sense a young musician can have, the news led Mallin to march off the MU campus and head towards a future filled with uncertainty. Of all she was certain, that her life-long passion for music had grown to prevail and now dictated her path. Alongside contributors Jesse Bartmess (synth/keys), Austin Edmisten (drums/back-up vocals), Matt Kosinski (lead guitar) and Justin Walker (bass), Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type was born.

Back in her hometown, at Element Recording Studios, audio engineer/owner Joel Nanos (Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, RadKey and Republic Tigers) recorded and produced the “Degenerate Matters” EP. Throughout the EP’s tracks (Cash4Gold, Dance Card, Dropout, White Girls), Mallin’s vocals lazily drift with charming sarcasm and quips of disdain, as a lyric & rhythmic reflection of the generational culture of collegiate discontent. In perfect complement, the sonic textures of Kosinski’s guitar arrangements uniquely echo a surf-pop vibe, nostalgia of 50's/60's doo-wop laced with modern angst.

Contributors -
Jesse Bartmess: Keys, Synth
Austin Edmisten: Back-up Vocals, Drums
Matt Kosinski: Lead Guitar
Rachel Mallin: Guitar, Lead Vocals, Songwriter
Justin Walker: Bass

Press Links:
http://demencha.com/interview-singerproducer-rachel-mallin/

http://highlightmagazine.net/2014/11/25/rachel-mallin/

https://medium.com/phonographic-mag/the-persistence-of-rachel-mallin-c3dcbe971117#.alfghpea4

http://crossroadskc.com/crossroads-kc-interview-rachel-mallin-wild-type/

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article76294422.html
Calvin Arsenia
Calvin Arsenia
A mix of the bizarre and experimental musings of Jonsi with the swooping, hearty melodies of Amos Lee and the raw acoustic emotion of Damien Rice will form a gentle, heartfelt style that defines the music of Calvin Arsenia. Arsenia made his debut as a performer in early 2010. Since then he has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs collaborating with many musicians and singers along the way. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia strikes a commanding presence complimented by his equally powerful vocal capacity. Hailing from Kansas City, Kansas, Arsenia performs his acoustic show in pubs and local venues around the city, often accompanied by a female harmony. In his sets, Arsenia displays his soaring vocal range that hints at classical training all the while holding on to the avant-garde arrangements that define his soulful style.
Venue Information:
Minibar
3810 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.minibarkc.com