Alexi Murdoch

Tretorn, the Bay Bridged and Trumer Pils Present

Alexi Murdoch

Bart Davenport, Sarah Lee & Johnny, Silje Nes

Fri, February 25, 2011

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Swedish American Hall

San Francisco, CA

This event is 21 and over

Sorry, Show SOLD OUT

Alexi Murdoch
Alexi Murdoch
Alexi Murdoch is a singer-songwriter. He was born in London and raised in Scotland, Greece and France then attended university in the United States in North Carolina, where he had heard there was good mountain countryside. Murdoch currently lives between New York and a small house on the remote west coast of Scotland where he spends his days writing and working on a small wooden sailing boat.


To date, Murdoch has released two proper recordings and one soundtrack. All his music has been self-released—on his own Zero Summer Records—with various partners. Four Songs (2002) was a four song EP released on the site CD Baby where it was, for a bit of time, the site's all-time number-one selling record. Time Without Consequence, a traditional eleven song record, was released in 2006. It was one of the most licensed albums of the decade, receiving placements on dozens of films and television shows, making Murdoch that rare artist who is known almost entirely for how his music actually sounds. A number of new songs are previewed in the 2009 movie Away We Go, a film created by director Sam Mendes and written by husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The soundtrack featured nine of his songs in total. In 2011 Murdoch will release his third recording, Towards the Suns.
Bart Davenport
Bart Davenport
Bart Davenport is a Bay Area native and something of a legend here. Davenport was in The Loved Ones and is the always dancing frontman from Honeycut, a disco-rock band featured at the very first Treasure Island Music Festival. Bart’s ‘60s and ‘70s tinged R&B dance rock will get just about anyone moving, from power-poppers to slow-jammers. He’s like our own Mick Jagger, and even with only an acoustic guitar, you will be sure to enjoy yourself immensely at a live show. This year, Bart has put out a solo album, Searching for Bart Davenport, with acoustic covers of songs by the likes of Love, David Byrne, Kings of Convenience and more.

LAUREN ROSENTHAL
Sarah Lee & Johnny
Sarah Lee & Johnny
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are musicians who have artistic talent thoroughly embedded in their genes—she’s the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie and Irion’s grand-uncle is author John Steinbeck. But don’t let their family pedigree intimidate you, this husband-and-wife duo write rock-pop melodies balanced sweetly with country-folk instrumentation that is all their own creation. Taking a break from their countless side projects, Guthrie and Irion are celebrating their latest collaboration on their full-length, Bright Examples, released this February.

ANNE OSTROWSKI
Silje Nes
Silje Nes
Silje Nes is ready to lay some beauty on all you dreamers. The Norwegian multi-instrumentalist weaves together songs that seem to be made out of both sunlight and shadows, whispering soft vocals against a background of electronics and strings. Nes creates tiny masterpieces in every song, using loops of her instruments and voice to create a very close, pure sound, one that might lure you into a trance, if you’re lucky.

LAUREN ROSENTHAL
Venue Information:
Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94114
http://www.swedishamericanhall.com/