Cape Francis

C'mon Everybody presents:

Cape Francis

Birch, Retail Space

Fri · November 10, 2017

8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Cape Francis
Cape Francis
Cape Francis is the solo project of Kevin Olken Henthorn, former singer/songwriter of Stone Cold Fox. After the break up of a band that worked heavily in traditional pop structures and production, Henthorn started the new project as a way to break form and reconnect to a natural flow of instrumentation and storytelling.

Henthorn started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He studied music with teachers ranging from classical to blues to metal, but by the time he was 15 he decided to commit solely to writing his own material. For Henthorn, writing was a way to learn and push his fundamentals and discovery became intrinsic to each new piece he wrote.

Cape Francis was meant as a way to return to that mentality, to re-approach a relationship with an instrument after years of feeling stuck in indie rock power-chords. The outcome is a new sound for Henthorn. It is centered around finger picked electric guitar, and surrounded by simple arrangements of percussion and synthesizers, Cape Francis pulls from folk and modern influences alike to bring the listener to a feel good place where familiarity and discovery are both at the forefront. His forthcoming debut LP Falling Into Pieces, due out on Sleep Well Records, examines the themes of closure, identify and moving past failure through these lenses.
Birch
Birch
Birch is the musical project of Michelle Birsky with bandmate Mat Towles. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Birch creates music that lends a sparkling magic to today’s pop scene. Birch blends all the best parts of electronica, pop, hip-hop beats, singer/songwriter, and ambient rock into a perfect lush soundscape: sleek, unique, and contemporary.

Last year Birch’s debut EP, Halfway had the internet buzzing with her atmospheric, movie-like anthems, creating a world of swirling singles that fit in easily on the soundtrack to generation now. Michelle’s juxtaposition of life and song is precisely what makes her songs resonate with today's audience.

In her upcoming sophomore effort, Not Human, Birch introduces a more forward thinking sound, blending an arrangement of vocal looping and synthesizer grooves to create a unique brand of pop that speaks about the current political landscape. The underlying dichotomies of Birch’s message encompass past vs. present, nature vs. metropolis, acoustic vs. electronic, as well as themes of growing up in a digital age and what it's like to be an artist in today’s climate. The album is about bringing to light the simple truth that all humans are created equal.

The songs themselves are a combination of narrative and political storytelling, that unite the audience in thoughtful, introspective ways, on our lives today. Each track is rooted in a unique activism with electronic elements that blend into Birch's moody, whimsical sound. The whole album so exuberantly wonderful, you will want to hear her out.
Retail Space
Retail Space
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/