The Kinetics

Ivy Room Presents

The Kinetics

The Moore Brothers

Fri · July 12, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

The Kinetics
The Kinetics
File under Not to be Missed: 1990’s legends The Kinetics return to the Ivy Room stage after 20 years! In 1995, just after the breakup of their previous band The Loved Ones, singer Bart Davenport and guitarist Xan McCurdy formed The Kinetics. They linked up with bassist Jon Erickson (Ron Silva & The Monarchs), drummer Ben Wayne (The Event) and keyboardist Marc Capelle (The Spiritual Corinthians) to form a “supergroup” of sorts. Combining funky soul grooves with melodic songwriting, the group stood precariously between the acid jazz and Brit pop movements of the era. However, The Kinetics also employed subtle elements of bossa nova and yacht rock to convey a West Coast easy listening feel that set them apart from their peers.
The Moore Brothers
Over the past two decades, The Moore Brothers have quietly built up an unassailable discography. Greg and Thom Moore haven’t quite broken through in a major way, but they’ve picked up some high-profile fans along the way; Pavement’s Spiral Stairs released their 2001 debut on his Amazing Grease label. Joanna Newsom brought them onboard her 2009 opus Have One On Me and subsequent tour (and she returned the favor by contributing harp to the Brothers’ Aptos LP).

Winters, the duo’s latest effort, is as good a place as any to get in on the well-kept secret of the brothers’ magic. It’s their voices that grab you at first, those crystalline harmonies that weave themselves into all kinds of beautifully unusual shapes. The songwriting (always split evenly between Greg and Thom) is top-notch, too, often calling to mind the singular stylings of Robyn Hitchcock. Check out Thom’s “Songs That Sing Themselves” for a perfect example, with chiming guitars and an utterly gorgeous chorus. Or dig Greg’s fuzzy “Letting Go,” which follows a twisty Syd Barrett-esque path to pure weirdo pop bliss. The Moore Brothers exist in a universe all their own — it’s time to start exploring. - Aquarium Drunkard
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/