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10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Minnesota-grown siblings Abby and Emily Kastrul transform two decades of sibling rivalry into intricate and intimate folk songs, layering harmonies over full-bodied accordion and guitar. Sister Species brings a bold perspective to the time-old tradition of family bands with the addition of Ryan Hays (Matra), Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band), Noah Ophoven-Baldwin (Percheron, Six Families, Drone Band), plus brothers Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band) and Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground). With their new full-length album Closer Now, Sister Species showcases a sound matured with the 7-piece ensemble. Unusual 3-part trumpet arrangements and pop-driven beats lift the words and voices of the Kastrul sisters into refreshing new territory.
Little Fevers is a sweet and crunchy amalgamation of pop rock that has formed, much like a pearl, over many years around a tiny grain of sand. Little Fevers emerged in 2013, floating up out of the ocean to walk around on land. Comprised of two guys and two girls who, having operated as longtime collaborators, have honed their craft traveling the country together for several years. The group is a project curated by the eyes and ears of those that sit on the same little raft, letting the sun wash over them as they paddle and splash to their next port of call. The first whispers of an album were passed back and forth, cross-country, as the parts came together to form something distinctly whole. Much of the album was laid down at Vacation Island in Brooklyn with the remaining bits assembled at Old Blackberry Way in Minneapolis. Invoking the playfulness of bands like Pavement and the Violent Femmes, and vocal textures of idols such as Peter Gabriel and The Microphones to form something all their own, Little Fevers is delighted to funnel all of the color and excitement into your ear holes in 2016.