Julia Lucille’s Tape Release at Cheer Up Charlies: Live Review

Julia_Lucille_020516-4Last Friday at Cheer Up Charlies, songstress Julia Lucille performed in celebration of her new cassette, The Bedroom Tapes Volume One, which features songs she has written periodically on the occasion of each new moon. On this particular night, under a moon waning crescent, almost new, the show had the strong energy of a community of supporters excited to share in the joy of Lucille’s new material. With Andrew Stevens on drums and Lomelda’s Hannah Read on bass, Lucille played a set of hushed, minimalist songs that drifted like heartfelt and hopeful meditations up to the night.

Mega_Bog_020516-1Earlier in the evening New York band Mega Bog played a series of busy, disjointed, airy pop songs that embraced gentle tones while utilizing unconventional arrangements and structures. The band originally formed in the Northwest, and their sensibilities share a mindset with work from groups like iji, Karl Blau, Lake, or Nick Krgovich. Having this touring band on the bill made for a special night of music even rarer than a new moon. Keep your ears peeled for the return of Mega Bog, and make sure to see them next time they’re through.

Julia_Lucille_020516-6Julia Lucille next plays with an outstanding bill of other artists, Cowboy Crisis, Lomelda, Claire Morales, and Dwight Smith, at Hotel Vegas on Thursday, February 25th. Check out photos from the show below.

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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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