Tarnation

Ivy Room Presents

Tarnation

The Moore Brothers, Yea-Ming And The Rumours

Sat · August 17, 2019

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

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

Tarnation
Tarnation
Paula Frazer's unique, ethereal voice and beautiful songs are frequently described as dark country with an eclectic and lush mix of folk, blues, rock, and pop. She performs with her band Tarnation, which consists of singer-songwriter and guitarist Jacob Aranda, a talented artist in his own right, Sam Berman on drums, and David Cuetter (Big Still, That Hideous Strength) on pedal steel. Paula has a large fan base in the Bay area and performs regularly in venues like The Fillmore, The Chapel, Great American Music Hall, The Rite Spot, The Make Out Room, Amnesia, the Verdi Club, Starline Social Club and many other places.
Not many American singers with a country twang are actually from the Deep South, but such is the case for Paula. Growing up with a Father who was a minister and a Mother who taught piano in Georgia and Arkansas, she moved to San Francisco in the 1980s and played with many local bands then began a band called Tarnation in the 1991. Paula released 2 albums on 4AD, 1 on Reprise and four albums on Birdman Records and embarked on various touring appearances, in Europe and the US with bands like Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Moore Brothers, The Tindersticks and others. She has also appeared on recordings with artists including Cornershop, Jonathan Richman, Mark Eitzel, Sean Lennon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Tindersticks, and the Czars. Paula’s songs have appeared on soundtracks like GI Jane, The Break Up, Joyride, Nevada, Gambling and has appeared on other movies and commercials.
Already having known a long and illustrious musical career, Paula’s new album What Is And Was on LA label New High Recordings is Paula’s 8th album and the first full-length release in ten years. It’s a wonderful, complex record that will have the listener alternately dream and dance, swoon and laugh – and perhaps also tear up with emotion. Seeing Paula perform is watching a woman who brings all her lived and passionate experience to the stage.
The Moore Brothers
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
Yea-Ming And The Rumours
Yea-Ming And The Rumours
The songs on Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ debut album, “I Will Make You Mine,” are some of the sweetest, sunniest '60s-evoking folk-pop you’ll hear — except for the dark, even menacing bits that unexpectedly peek out of shadows that you might not even have noticed. “Gunshots ring out on the street,” the Bay Area native Yea-Ming Chen sings in the middle of the otherwise bubbly opener, “Where Did Our Moment Go,” a little pathetic fallacy of the lost moment. - Steve Hochman / KQED
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/