FUTURECASTLE: A Joint Performance by Rare Futures and Gavin Castleton

In the Clouds Records and Cerebral Music Group Presents:

FUTURECASTLE: A Joint Performance by Rare Futures and Gavin Castleton

Misc. Ailments, Little Heroine

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Soda Bar

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

FUTURECASTLE: A Joint Performance by Rare Futures and Gavin Castleton
FUTURECASTLE: A Joint Performance by Rare Futures and Gavin Castleton
Rare Futures (NYC) and Gavin Castleton (PDX) have joined forces to reinterpret four songs by golden-era artists: Sade, Chicago, Hall and Oats, and Tears For Fears. The FutureCastle EP will be available on a month-long US tour featuring a space-age boudoir-themed collaborative headlining set. In the Clouds Records, a boutique vinyl and screen-printing shop, will sell 20 limited edition merch bundles (comprised of a screen print, t-shirt, hand-pressed 7” vinyl EP, and concert ticket) for each show on the tour.

Gavin Castleton, keyboardist/backing vocalist for The Dear Hunter and pop solo artist, has released a slew of bizarre concept records over the past decade. He’s worked with Seal, performed on the Jimmy Fallon Show, and toured the world both as a solo artist and member of Sage Francis, Courtney Marie Andrews, Paranoid Social Club and Gruvis Malt. Castleton’s latest recording, The Punchline EP (which features a song about the Predator hunting Trump) was released in Sept 2016 on Cave & Canary.

Rare Futures (formerly known as Happy Body Slow Brain) is a rock band whose members have toured in bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Atlas Genius, RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter, Into It Over It, Envy On the Coast, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves and the Ben Kenney Band. The band’s second LP, This Is Your Brain On Love was released by CMG in March 2016.
Misc. Ailments
Misc. Ailments
Little Heroine
Little Heroine
Little Heroine -- a San Diego trio out to warm the cold hearts of ‘90s alt-rock-loving, cardigan-wearing curmudgeons -- mirror the shape-shifting, disorderly soft/loud dynamic of yesteryear champions like Neva Dinova and Nirvana with the goopy, gross-out music video for their new single “Emoji.”

“With ‘Emoji,’ I really wanted to deliver a no-frill punk-pop tune with our own spin,” lead singer/guitarist Michael Shannon told SoundDiego. “I’d been listening to a lot of ‘In Utero.’'

It shows. The band (which also counts Spero’s Jesse Hofstee on bass and drummer Dylan Stallard as members) seems to finally be taking shape after a few years of rotating lineups.

And with their latest single’s sloppy guitar, wretched riffage and Shannon’s quivering vocals (a tad reminiscent of Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst), “Emoji” should fit in quite solidly among your Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement catalogs. ––NBC SOUNDDIEGO
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/