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Underwire Showcase at Dog Rose on Sept. 10
September 10, 2022, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
As part of Sing Out Loud, Sandman Sleeps. Sib, Folk Is People and Teresa Rose will perform at Dog Rose Brewing as part of the Underwire Collective Showcase. This event is FREE and open to the public!
About Sandman Sleeps: The Floridian band’s debut album, Crisis Actor, is effectively a “best-of” culled from a decade of songcraft. It’s an arresting, singularly evocative and authentic expression inspired by Pixies, Kate Bush, Talking Heads, and Tori Amos, yet not sounding like any of these – or anyone else. First formed by Cristina and her bassist sister Alex as teens, Sandman Sleeps reconvened with renewed passion in 2019. In between came spells of separation and togetherness, of depression and exploration, in art school and in various cities and bands. But the sisters missed their unspoken sibling synergy. Enhancing this with drummer Karsten Andersen and guitarist Zack Jones, they embroider songs old and new with honed musicality and diverse life experience. The record’s dynamic arrangements and Cristina’s glacial, borderline Bjork timbre lead by the hand rather than beat over the head. There’s a subtle yet insistent power of suggestion in its soaring melodies, lurking basslines, and shape-shifting guitars. Pictures are painted as much by words’ sound as their literal meanings. Crisis Actor knows no boundaries and never panders, instead letting us run with its emotional hints to our own destinations, different on every listen.
Genre-bending ensemble Folk is People infuses a string driven, roughly edged brand of Americana with elements of folk, bluegrass, and old country, enveloping it all in a distinctive indie-rock sound. Led by singer-songwriter Stacey Bennett––an artist who has buried her Appalachian roots in the storied swamp ash scene of Florida––the band highlights the rich musical ethos of the past centuries. Bennett’s collection is a diary of sorts, each song an entry reaching deep into the spirit, and longing for shared connection. Poetic and honest, her catalog is an array of existential musings threaded with hope. Folk is People has performed across the U.S., played festivals including SxSW, and has supported nationally touring acts such as John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Shovels and Rope, and Justin Townes Earle.