Michael Seyer

Soda Bar presents

Michael Seyer

Paul Cherry

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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

House of Blues - Voodoo Room

$13-$15

This event is all ages

Michael Seyer
Michael Seyer
Japanese city pop, Brazilian boogie, and the songs his parents sang karaoke to, these influences help make Michael Seyer one of the most unique artists creating music in the indie-pop space today. On his new EP Nostalgia the 24 year old songwriter, born in the Philippines but raised in Gardena, a suburb of Los Angeles, set out to create songs which were both fresh and timeless.

Michael Seyer developed his songwriting in the SoCal bedroom pop scene and across two self-released full-length records, 2016’s Ugly Boy and 2018’s Bad Bonez. Now, working with Caroline Records, Seyer looked to his past for inspiration. The six track EP bares the unmistakable hallmarks of classic pop from the 60’s and 70’s – the kinds of songs which strove to find a perfect balance between emotion and technique. Standouts from the EP include the 80’s pop of I Can't Dance, the saxophone filled-bossa nova of Heaven Only Knows, and the smooth jazz of Oh! This is Love. These are the sounds the next generation of parents will want to sing in their living rooms.
Paul Cherry
Paul Cherry
Dig deep enough into Paul Cherry’s debut album Flavour, past the breezy yacht rock melodies, the jazzy flourishes, and the solo-era Paul McCartney eccentricities, and it’s clear the Chicago pop whiz spends a lot of time on his phone. Though he’s not totally a hyper-online social media addict, the LP’s 10 songs often deal with the headaches and heartbreaks that come with how we fail to communicate through texts and tweets. Take the telephone ringing that opens the album, the voicemail skits, or the lead single “Like Yesterday,” on which the 26-year-old musician sings, “Looking through my phone / Messages that I know I shouldn't send / Already sent.” Where the album’s charms are obvious in Cherry’s charismatic vocal deliveries and his ear for decadently silky ‘70s-inspired arrangements, it’s his anxiety that gives Flavour its heart.
Venue Information:
House of Blues - Voodoo Room
1055 5th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101