Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers) – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – September 13th, 2015

Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers)

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers)

Adam Ezra (Solo)

Sun, September 13, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 Advance Tickets/$14 Day of Show Tickets

This event is 21 and over

Kathryn Calder
Kathryn Calder
There's a lot going on in the early moments of 'Bright and Vivid,' the new album from Kathryn Calder: murmured studio chatter, peals of thick feedback, a swell of synths, a Phil Spector drumbeat and some gently strummed acoustic guitar, all of which pile atop one another in sequence. But "One Two Three," the opening track on Kathryn Calder's second solo disc, is missing something besides "four": Calder herself. It's a full minute before her voice enters the din, and even then it's faint and muffled — as though she's shown up late to her own party, and would rather not make a big scene of it.

When Calder appeared on the pop scene in 2005, it was also as a latecomer, pinch-hitting with The New Pornographers when Neko Case was too busy with her solo career to tour. That Calder quickly became a full member — no easy trick, considering how many big personalities already existed in the group — speaks to something essential in her philosophy of music-making. Calder's contributions to The New Pornographers, even when she sings lead, are stealthy and subtle, more texture than melody.

Bright and Vivid, out Oct. 25, bears that philosophy out in widescreen: The music is as expansive as the title promises, but Calder seems content blending in with the landscape. It's only in the most fleeting moments that her voice, a sweet and airy instrument, leaps out of the mix to let you know she's still there.
Adam Ezra (Solo)
Adam Ezra (Solo)
Having toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, and more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level.

Bringing their sound together with rich and hook laden melodies, the band's energetic performance creates a buzz everywhere they play. Adam and the band ignite the stage with a power that has been compared to that of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Over the past 8 years the band has had a consistent tour schedule and recently sold out several northeastern area shows including The Paradise Rock Club, Brighton Music Hall, Club Passim, Cafe 939 (2 months in advance), Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH (twice), The Stone Church in New Market,NH and the Mercury Lounge, NYC.

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band, they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activist and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa.

Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet.

AEG has been building their fan-base exponentially. The Group has been touring non-stop and packing venues across the country including the Mercury Lounge in New York City, Shubas in Chicago, The Roxy in Los Angeles, The Belly Up in Aspen, and their sold out show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston (where the band had one of their fans, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, join them on stage). After having shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ziggy Marley, Little Feat and many others, The band has been a festival favorite around the country, including appearances at Oyster Ridge (WY), Rothbury (MI), Wildflower (TX), Nateva (ME), Earthfest (MA), and The Download Festival (MA). With their new release underway the Adam Ezra Group will continue their national tour with new music and a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country's most talked about bands.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007