Sonnymoon (Plug Research), Jonti (Stones Throw)

Love The Captive Presents

Sonnymoon (Plug Research), Jonti (Stones Throw)

Devonwho, B. Lewis, Sahab, Sea Shock

Thu, June 21, 2012

9:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$7 Advance // $10 At Door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Sonnymoon
Sonnymoon
Once upon no time, countless light-years from Earth, the cosmos revealed the moment had come to take action. Sonnymoon, a mystical, nurturing, peaceful planet, found itself on a collision course with Earth, whose inhabitants had a dubious history of preaching peace yet living lives of war. History had once before shown that when worlds collide, the trauma of such a collision is forceful enough to cause a massive rip in the time/space continuum, throwing all things as we know it into uncharted territory. One effect of this rip is the potential for chaos, mayhem, and complete destruction. But, as fate would have it, Sonnymoon had written it quite differently.

As known on Sonnymoon, the people of Earth are able to vibrationally align with Sonnymoon through gradual contact. That which no longer serves the people will fall away, creating the Golden Age of being. This communion of vibrational frequency results in a vastly expanded collective consciousness. It is most easily achieved through the creation and sharing of music.

So as all planets do, Sonnymoon created the perfect beings to self-fulfill the prophecy. From the deepest depths of the sea they called forth an energy entity to be called Anna, comprised of feminine aspects: wisdom, water, land, emotion, passion, moonlight. From the core of the sun they called forth a polar energy to be named Dane, comprised of the masculine: intelligence, fire, wind, cognition, sunlight. Together they formed the perfect celestial balance of non-duality --embodying Sonnymoon itself.

Anna and Dane soon set forth as journeymen, ambassadors of their world, and were given but one mission – find allies and prepare Earth for the energies of the coming planet, thereby averting catastrophe.
Upon first landing on Earth, they noticed the void was vast and deep. This would be no simple task. Dane quickly found that the music Earth most often communicated via airwaves was not indicative of the wants (or needs) of the people. Meanwhile, Anna was challenged to make sense of foreign concepts such as ignorance, mediocrity, and perhaps worst of all, suburbia. But they pressed on, creating music that undoubtedly expanded the minds of all that that were ready. And in due time, Sonnymoon found a powerful ally with the team at Plug Research.
Sonnymoon is part of the fertile ground by which the new and innovative springs forth. They are an army of the audible, a musical militia manned by two. There is no time to prepare sufficiently for their coming-- they have already arrived and the mass-scale invasion is imminent. For those receptive to their transmission – prepare for your world to change.
But fear not, Earthlings, they come in peace.
Jonti
Jonti
“When I think of how to write about Jonti’s music, I don’t feel like writing at all. I feel like drawing a picture, with watercolors and maybe crayon – colorful, abstract, youthfully curious and open to interpretation. Maybe then I’d staple, glue or nail some found objects to it, recontextualizing their intended purpose into something strange and beautiful.” – Jeremy Sole (Radio Host, KCRW)

Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti’s music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder.

Jonti has now recorded with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings, as well as producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). For Jonti’s debut album, coming this fall on Stones Throw, he went the opposite route, doing everything himself, start to finish.

The album is Twiligig, is slated for October release. Twirligig draws inspiration from many of Jonti’s favorite artists: Madlib, Stereolab, Free Design and The Beach Boys. But Twirligig’s main inspiration came from cartoonist/ filmmaker Norman Mclaren. Jonti explains, “His films are complex, but they’re still fun. You can feel his enthusiasm for techniques and experimentation. I try make simple pop songs with that same enthusiasm.”

Although Jonti describes his music as simple, label head Peanut Butter Wolf sees it as anything but that. “I understand the pop references because his music is so catchy, but the arrangements blew me away. I couldn’t figure out how the hell he did what he did. That he did it all on his own at such an early age kinda scared me. I knew right away I needed to add him to the roster.” You will soon understand why Stones Throw is proud to present it’s first Australian signing Jonti as a new member of the family.
Devonwho
Devonwho
Devonwho is one of the Klipmode family whose membership includes Suzi Analogue, mndsgn and Knxwledge. LA via Portland-based producer Devonwho does awesome synthy low-slung beats that sit somewhere between hip hop and experimental electronic music.
B. Lewis
B. Lewis
B.Lewis escaped from the Underground Railroad Chain Gang in the 11th century. He invented the hot air balloon, with which he chartered the Amazon River. He invented beer.

B.Lewis found the formula for the crystallization of ice during a quiet Japanese winter. He perfected the art of agriculture. He can climb trees faster than you.

B.Lewis bleeds ambrosia. He discovered Iceland. He can breathe underwater. He has never slept or closed his eyes for more than 14.33 seconds.

B.Lewis lives in a fortress made of moon rock. His presence attracts songbirds. He can recite all the digits of pi.

B.Lewis does not drink liquids to sustain life. He is not made of Carbon. He is nowhere. He is everywhere. He knows how to river-dance.
Sahab
Sahab
When most people think of Fresno, CA they think farmland, small town mentality…and while this may be true, our city has been known to cultivate much more than agriculture and individuals who live inside a preconceived box. The arts are as alive and well in the central valley as the agriculture.

As a child, he split his time between Fresno and Iran. While the Iranian revolution happened before he was born, it played a significant role in the artist he is today. The revolution is what drove his family to America, the love of their heritage and culture is what keeps them going back.

The dichotomy that embodies him is realized through his visual art and his music. As a visual artist, you can see the magical realism within which his mind dwells. As an artist/producer you can feel the angst of not knowing where he belonged in songs such as “NO?” and “If I Had A GUN!” The magical realism depicted in Sahab’s visual art comes to life through songs such as “Dastaneh Leyli O Majnun” and “Running” with the mixture of light happiness and inner turmoil, which collide to encircle stormy skies.

As you continue on this journey of exploration and magical realism with him you will see that his presence is unmistakable. His personality, sense of humor and intense passion balance a person who is, at his worst, genuine.

He is Sahab, and he welcomes you on this journey.
Sea Shock
Sea Shock
Patrick Patterson, who performs under the name SEA SHOCK, is a Fresno-based DJ and producer. Patterson (born in 1985) started producing at an early age and found himself eventually entering the world of the DJ to showcase the songs he had been creating. He calls upon a myriad of influences from the number of bands he's collaborated with in the past (Yacht Club, Human Body Plan) to create a new, interesting sound. His DJ-sets are uplifting, refreshing and he's regarded by many as one of the up and coming DJ's to look out for in 2012.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/