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09May
The Wild Reeds
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Independent
Date: May 09, 2019 to May 09, 2019
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
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with Jenny O (solo)
The Wild Reeds are a band led by women, and that matters. Not a sister band, not a girl group, but a band fronted by three women, all talented singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists in their own right: Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva, with drummer Nick Jones and bass player Nick Phakpiseth providing the Los Angeles-based bands rhythmic foundation. Like a harmony at its euphoric best, the leads powerful and powerfully distinct voices merge to form a sound that can only be The Wild Reeds. On their third LP, Cheers, the band comes together to create an ode to the joys and pains of camaraderie. The Wild Reeds previous LPs, Blind and Brave (2014) and The World We Built (2017), and EPs, Best Wishes (2016) and New Ways To Die (2018), caught press attention from outlets including NPR Music (including a Tiny Desk Concert), Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, and Garden & Gun, in addition to radio play from influential stations like KEXP and KCRW. And now arrives Cheers: a career highlight achieved by giving each writer considerable latitude, in the end creating a singular work out of three striking songwriting voices.On Cheers, Lee, Howe, and Silva leaned into their differences for the first time, giving one another unprecedented amounts of freedom to execute their own songs. Each was allowed room to pursue her vision, while always leaving an open door for the other members to step in and collaborate. We decided to explore our individuality, says Howe. It was a scary thing for us, because when you have three writers, you often have to do your best to tame your differences and come to some sort of agreement writing-wise, sonically, stylistically. It was the first time we said, Screw that, why dont we just record the songs the way they should be done? For all the exploration on Cheers, the result is still tight and cohesive. The album makes room for infectious sing-along anthems (opening track Moving Target), tinges of R&B (
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