Sun, February 3, 2013
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
When Aly Tadros was offered her first paid gig, she had three original songs under her belt. The set called for two hours. She took it anyways.
"Her last name is Greek but, once you speak to Aly Tadros, you always end up in Egypt or Pakistan." - San Antonio Current.
Aly Tadros made her musical debut at the age of five with her riveting performance of ''Cardboard Fish 11'' in Laredo Little Theatre's production of 'The Little Mermaid''. She went on to pursue career in the arts via dance recitals, community theatre, and her parent's living room. Tadros received rave reviews from the San Antonio Current, The Laredo Morning Times, and her high school drama teacher.
After moving between Laredo, Istanbul, Cairo, New York City, and San Antonio, the 22-year-old settled down in Austin, Texas to (1) be a singer/songwriter, (2) wear cowboy boots on a daily basis, and (3) constantly refer to herself in the third person...
...and she has never been happier.
Dally lived in a variety of climates throughout the country, raised in southern Illinois as a preacher’s son, came of age in Colorado, grew in Spain, and found himself in Sacramento and Santa Rosa before setting up shop in Los Angeles. This transience inspires the sonically transmigratory music he’s played since 2004. Self taught and self styled, Dally cut his teeth as a member of various bands before recording bedroom folk expansive enough to knock down all four walls. While rustic vocals, dusty guitar laments, and ornate washes of analog hiss and angelic, dream-like textures are hallmarks of Dally’s brand of reverberated mindbending sound, the breadth of his current catalog has reared both grainy pop gems and rollicking experimental suites. His cassette release “The Countryside of Southern Illinois and the Daydreams That Almost Got Me to 19 Years” reveals a single, multi-movement song, admirable in its adventurous spirit and precise focus over the course of 26 minutes. Irvin Dally is a singular and unique voice – the sound of exploring guitars and analog instrumentation to its full realization
Seattle songwriter j.wong revels in narrative, telling the stories of better and worse days, of reinvention, of failed relationships and the feeling that you can never be enough for the one you love. On his first full-length, j.wong and the Statue of Corrupted Endeavor, he travels the country-tinged road of Bill Callahan or Sharon Van Etten’s Epic, interweaving upbeat chords with melancholy lyrics to create a sound both beautiful and haunting.
Born in Honolulu and raised in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, j.wong was a founding member of the math-rock band Rand Univac, which also included James Pants and members of Velella Velella. His debut EP, j.wong & the popular butchers, was released in 2010, and he has shared the stage with artists such as Frank Black of The Pixies, David Bazan, Damien Jurado, Mark Eitzel, and Modern English.