Field Guides, Grace Joyner, Gold Light, Erel Pilo

C'mon Everybody presents:

Field Guides

Grace Joyner

Gold Light

Erel Pilo

Sat · September 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Field Guides
Field Guides
"Field Guides began in 2012 as the solo recording project of Brooklyn singer/songwriter Benedict Kupstas. Thoughtful and eccentric, his music has an experimental nature to it, blending warm, jangling indie pop with a pastiche of field recordings from his various travels. His first release under the Field Guides name was a two-song single on his Bandcamp page called There Is Always Someone Waiting Somewhere Else. Over the next two years, the project began to grow into a band as Kupstas recruited various musicians from the local Brooklyn scene to join him. The rotating lineup includes current and former members of acts like Helado Negro, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, and Future Wife, among others. Their debut record was recorded over several years in Brooklyn and mixed in upstate New York by veteran engineer D. James Goodwin (Devo, Kaki King, Leverage Models). Named after a Richard Brautigan poem, Boo, Forever was released in November 2014."—Timothy Monger, All Music

"Field Guides began as a solo project of Benedict Kupstas, who seems as confident writing millennial country duets like "Peggy Asked A Question & The Answer Is 'Yes' & 'Let's Keep Dancing'" and jangly summer pop songs like "Lisa Loeb Probably Never Pierced Her Ears" as he does on languid creepers like "I Wish All Our Hands". His songwriting is haunted with literary and musical references from Richard Brautigan and the Velvet Underground to Grace Krilanovich and Peggy Lee. As the songs developed, they accreted bits of found sound to themselves, crickets and bird noises, and, just as organically, the band added members of Helado Negro, Tarantula, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Tiny Hazard, Eula, and The Ben Seretan Group."—Bob Proehl

"Like a book, Field Guides' debut album, Boo, Forever, is less a compendium of segregated tracks than it is a confluence, a narrative in sound. And like a book, Boo, Forever was written over the course of a decade. Initially a solo project helmed by Brooklyn writer and musician Benedict Kupstas, Field Guides grew to include a rotating lineup of a dozen or so musicians—and the band's considerable family tree has come to include current or former members of Helado Negro, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, Tiny Hazard, Future Wife, and Tigue. Together, they achieve a profound sort of alchemy, in which disparate traditions, impulses, and interests coalesce into and intricate yet robust whole. Put more plainly: Boo, Forever is an album best listened to in its entirety every time, not because each track fails to stand on its own, but because—as a listener—you'd rather know what has come before, what comes next, and how the whole thing is woven together. Again, like a book."—Nate Brown
Grace Joyner
Grace Joyner
"THE INFLUENCE OF STEVIE NICKS WON’T BE LOST ON GRACE JOYNER’S LISTENERS, BUT UNLIKE MANY OTHERS, JOYNER’S DEBUT ALBUM, MAYBE SOMETIMES IN C, ACTUALLY LIVES UP TO THE COMPARISON." —THE CULTURE TRIP


Following a long stint in the role of harmony singer for several bands in Charleston, South Carolina, Grace Joyner made the decision to move to center stage with the release of her EP Young Fools in the Spring of 2014.

Grace Joyner on her EP – “Young Fools serves to reflect on a difficult, yet incredibly important time in my life. I think there is something valuable in admitting your mistakes, as well as recognizing the power within you to leave them behind. Somewhere in the middle of learning that getting hurt does not make you weak, I started the healing process – I started writing music.”

Where Young Fools served as Joyner’s introduction to songwriting, a chance to explore her musical muse and tread her own artistic path, her debut LP, Maybe Sometimes in C is here to reveal what she has found along the way. Teaming up again with producer and engineer, Wolfgang Zimmerman, Joyner uses Maybe Sometimes in C to further define her musical perspective and showcase her maturation as a songwriter. Addressing unrequited love, meeting yourself in a moment of failure, and most notably the importance of taking action, Maybe Sometimes in C reflects on moving on from the time of heartbreak and into a place of independence and self-assurance.
Gold Light
Gold Light
In the spring of 2014, Joe Chang began writing and recording the sophomore Gold Light effort at his friends’ home in Greenville, SC. Most of the songs^ tended to continue and explore in the “50’s-Roy Orbison-esque” vein Gold Light had become known for, while some veered on another path.

With a move to Charleston, SC, and throughout the winter, spring and summer of 2015, Joe began writing and recording these different set of songs with band/roommate Johnnie Matthews (Elim Bolt) in the apartment they shared downtown on Smith & Cannon Street. The result is Visions: An 8-song album available on Hearts & Plugs 11 March 2016.

Musically, it’s as if Chang hopped into Doc’s Delorean with Marty and 1.21 jigawatted from the New Sound of Chuck Berry’s 1955 to the New Wave/Post Punk of 1985’s The Cure, New Order, or Jesus and Mary Chain. Whereas the Self-Titled debut drenched with the heartbreak of unrequited love and longing, Visions rummages through the heartache of existence, trying to make some sense of it. The loss of innocence and childhood, memories, dreams, gods and souls, angels and devils, heavens and hells, are all reoccurring themes and images, searching for some path to truth, a journey that inevitably and crucially cycles back on itself, (sometimes without even consciously realizing, but just being) the eternal verity: you find that what you needed and wanted and were in search of, you had all along. - Albee Wrightback (Winter, 2016)

Gold Light is currently based out of Asheville, NC and features Joe Chang (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Woodward (Bass), Casey Ellis (Drums), Dane Smith (Keys) and Josh Carpenter (Guitar).
Erel Pilo
Erel Pilo
Brooklyn-based indie-pop artist, Erel studied acting and filmmaking before turning her attention to music. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Billie Holiday, her songs are personal portrayals of love and heartbreak. Just as often, her work explores the idiosyncrasies of modern living. Feminist Wednesday describes her sound as “ethereal, upbeat, and poppy with a hint of folk.”

Erel has garnered attention for being a talented songwriter with a unique voice who has a quiet way of drawing audiences in. Her song, Balloon, an acoustic duet featuring indie folk musician, Vinnie Ferra, was a regional finalist in the 2014 New Song Music Contest, won 2nd place in RAD’s Song Contest, and was New Century Music's 2014 Song of the Year.

Primarily performing in music venues across New York City, Erel also played festivals, toured US cities and performed in France and Israel. She also sings with the bossa nova group, "Moonshiners" at private parties and corporate events
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/