Lead Pony (fka Spero), Palo Duro

Lead Pony (fka Spero)

Palo Duro

The Candelights

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

8:30 pm

$7.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Lead Pony (fka Spero)
Lead Pony (fka Spero)
Sperø started with a self taught guitarist (Jesse Hofstee) and a classically trained pianist (Hillary Laughery) having various jam sessions that turned into 8 hour days in a room in Alpine, CA trying to create something based on the bands they loved. Together they created a rock and roll style that pulled influences from modern and classic rock that they had listened to through out their lives. Soon they found a bass player and drummer to join with the same drive and passion as them. With each member bringing their own background and influences to the table, Sperø was able to create a new sound for them selves with their first single release "Secrets". As the members grew as people and artists, their sound matured with them into a raw heavy blues style with touches of the classic rock they grew up on. Their sound has been compared to many artists including The Dead Weather and The Black Keys. Spero released their full length "Rational Paths" in 2013 a energetic bluesy rock and roll album about growing up and their passion for creating and sharing music. The full length was followed with "Pride" (2014) an EP of pulling sounds from traditional general like, folk rock, blues, and rock and roll. Spero had local success with the releases and started gaining a following up the California coast with a few tours. After each release the band was ready to get back to writing and after the release of "Pride" the band felt they were finally finding the sound they had been searching for with the previous releases and felt they were ready to take some bigger steps and put all they had learned into their new material and performance.
Spero played the Red Gorilla Fest, a free festival in Austin, TX during SXSW, for the second time in 2015. Their performance was was in a small cramped dive bar with no stage but Spero brought all the intensity they had as their live performance has always been full of passion. Their performance caught the attention of grammy winning engineer and producer Vance Powell(Jack White, Beck, Kings of Leon, The Raconteurs, and more). Vance invited Spero to his Nashville studio, Sputnik Studio to produce and record their next EP. The band was ready for the opportunity and in October of 2015 they spend a couple weeks recording "Eclipse", set to release May 13th, 2016. It is a serious testament to the hard work the band put into writing their songs and the result is a reflection of their collectively dark brooding mindsets. Spero recent made some changes to the line up bringing fellow San Diego musician Dylan Stallard on drums with his dynamic yet raw rock and roll style. With the new release Spero is coming out with a fresh sound and image and ready to share their their passionate mindsets and rock and roll attitude to as many people as they can reach.
Palo Duro
Palo Duro
Palo Duro is the droning, pulsating, technicolor universe of Michael Winningham; a Texas born songwriter known for making music in and around Austin for the last two decades, opening for national acts such as Mac DeMarco, Lord Huron, Balmorhea, and many others.

In Q1 2017, Danger Mouse's new label, 30th Century Records, releases the first single from Palo Duro entitled, Darken the Glow, a kind of William Onyeabor inspired pop song mixing scaling Western African guitars and colorful synthesizers. Produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Pavo Pavo), Darken the Glow is just the first taste of a full length record to follow in 2017.

Please look for Palo Duro performing live at SXSW Music Festival, Treefort Festival, and beyond.
The Candelights
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/