Tue, July 31, 2012
Doors: 8:30 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Drew Victor has self-released albums, toured, and played locally in NYC, Seattle, and San Francisco for over ten years. He has toured Europe and the States sharing bills with Alela Diane, Damien Jurado, Grand Hallway, and others. His new album, "My Mother, The Pacific", will be released October 5th on iTunes, and on vinyl Oct. 12th.
Forever on the edge of the next great change, fumbling towards infinity; the songs of Passenger & Pilot reflect the passion and uncertainty of the ever-restless heart. Released in the winter of 2011, the band's freshman effort, "The Calm Before", explores how the future and past meet the present moment. Songwriters China Langford and Jonathan Hirsch compose works that evoke the barren and hopeful landscapes of love and loss, set against the soaring and intricate string arrangements of Lara Cushing and Chikin Murphy, with bassist Nathan Smith and drummer Jeffrey Blair shaping and grounding the songs. The San Francisco based orchestral folk outfit has established itself as a mainstay of the local music scene. The SF Chronicle describes them as: “Sweet, slow and utterly delicious.” Scoutbob writes, “Passenger & Pilot is the type of band that can command a stage, whether it’s standing under a tree in Hayes Valley Park or silencing the whole of Amnesia with just one beautiful song”. The SF Weekly describes Langford as having, “The kind of spacious and soulful voice you hear on old Stax-Volt 45s that provides its own kind of banked fire”. They have shared the stage with Fences, Darren Hanlon, Trainwreck Riders, among many others. Evoking images of Dakota snowstorms & Desert sunsets, flooded San Francisco streets & shadowy winter days, the songs of Passenger & Pilot will stay with you, wherever you go.