Live music: Hovvdy, Half Waif @ Swedish American Hall

When
Thu May 10
Where
Swedish American Hall
Time
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Cost
$13 - $15
Tags
Music

Description

Based in Austin, Texas, Hovvdy (pronounced "howdy") is the writing and recording project of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. The duo, both primarily drummers, first met in the fall of 2014 and quickly bonded over a love for quiet music. Within a few weeks, they had combined songs and began recording their first EP in bedrooms and family homes across Texas. By 2016 the two had committed to each others growth in songwriting and recording, resulting in their debut album Taster, originally released on Sports Day Records and reissued in 2017 by Double Double Whammy. Hovvdy has found a unique identity in rhythmic, down-tempo pop songs that are hopeful, yet melancholy; relatable, yet distinguishable. Hovvdy's sophomore album, Cranberry, expands on a familiar texture, building off Taster's minimal complexity and covering new ground. Cranberry will be released on Double Double Whammy on February 9th.Half WaifNandi Rose Plunkett writes, records and performs under the name Half Waif. Her music embodies her pensive nature and her lifelong endeavor to reconcile a sense of place. Raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Nandi was the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent. Growing up she listened to everything from Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, to Celtic songstress Loreena McKennitt and traditional Indian bhajans. In college she studied classical singing and became engrossed with the works of Olivier Messiaen and Claude Debussy. Her output as Half Waif reflects these varying influences, resulting in a richly layered collage of blinking electronic soundscapes, echoes of Celtic melodies and the elegiac chord changes of 19th-century art music. Half Waif has self-released two EPs and two albums – including 2016’s Probable Depths , which caught the attention of the worldwide music media, with NPR singling out track ‘Turn Me Around’ and Pitchfork awarding it their coveted Best New Track distinction.

Price
General Admission: USD 13.00
General Admission - Day Of Show: USD 15.00
General Admission - Day Of Show - Doors: USD 15.00

Artists: Half Waif

Location

location
  1. Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA