with Cary Brothers and Lily Kershaw
Sun Feb 10
with Cary Brothers and Lily Kershaw
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The singer songwriter, known for his chart topping hits like "Only You" & "Winter", has had his music featured on 100s of TV shows, movies, & more!Buy Tickets
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Genre: Singer Songwriter
Ticket Price: $30 advanced / $32 day of show / $53 reserved loft seating
Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin's songwriting forte. Though he never intended to be a live performer, there was little choice when the first song he ever wrote, "Winter," was featured on an episode of "Scrubs." The resulting fervor around the song soon led to a record deal, and over the last decade, Radin has toured the world countless times, sold hundreds of thousands of records and topped the iTunes charts, earned raves from Rolling Stone to The Guardian, performed on "The Tonight Show," "Conan," and more, played Ellen DeGeneres' wedding at her personal request, and had his songs featured in more than 150 different films, commercials, and TV shows.
Radin, born in Cleveland and now living in Los Angeles, will be releasing a double live CD featuring all of his most popular songs. The recordings was released in April 2016.
First of all, Cary Brothers is just one guy. First name "Cary," last name "Brothers." Now that we cleared that up...
Cary Brothers is an American indie rock singer-songwriter originally from Nashville, Tennessee. After moving to Los Angeles and becoming a regular performer at the influential Hotel Cafe venue, Brothers first gained national attention with his song "Blue Eyes" on the Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning "Garden State" soundtrack. Brothers' last two full-length records premiered at #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart. He has become one of the most licensed artists in film and television with over 90 songs featured in TV shows and films like "Grey's Anatomy," "The Vampire Diaries," and "Easy A" in addition to appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "The Late Late Show." He is the co-creator of The Hotel Cafe Tour and has toured worldwide with artists such as Sara Bareilles, Imogen Heap, and The Fray. In the electronic dance music world, Brothers found success with Tiësto on a club remix of his song "Ride" and an original song for Tiësto's album "Kaleidoscope," and he co-write and sang the title tracks for the Cosmic Gate releases "Wake Your Mind" and "Start to Feel." His latest release is the "Lovin' On You" EP, which came out February 2015.
Sometimes a song is more than just a song. Sometimes a song can be a mirror to the world, or to the hidden selves we are or want to be.
Lily Kershaw's debut album, Midnight In The Garden, explores emotional landscapes and heart clutching melodies that say the unsaid things we struggle to say ourselves. The album takes root in the titans of folk music…those classic songsmiths who weave tapestries of sound with fingerpicking and tales of often unspoken truths.
In song, Kershaw is an old soul, but in person, she's a kinetic 22 year-old, a "nearly life-long Los Angeleno," she says. She's ebullient and lively, quick with a joke and an infectious smile. Raised adjacent to the Hollywood machine, Kershaw offers an antidote to the long-mythologized Los Angeles glitz; she's authentic, and honest, self-effacing and, above all, she is herself. She may not tell you this, but she's conduit, a nexus of the experiences of the world around her. She feels the weight of the world, she says, but through song, she wears it as an emblem of who she is. Like the day-glow dreams of Los Angeles noir, she reveals the darkness that coexists with sunshine.
"It's all about death," she laughs, while describing her music. "I’d love to say most of my music isn't about death or heartbreak but, well, it is."
It comes as no surprise then, that in 2012, her single "As It Seems" provided the backdrop to the long-running CBS drama series, Criminal Minds. Her voice lilts and flows, as the guitar leans gently into minor keys, and she sings:
Well I knew what I didn't want to know,
and I saw where I didn't want to go,
So I took the path less travelled on,
And I’ll let my stories be whispered when I'm gone.
The song caught fire, broadcast around the world. "People wrote to me saying, 'This is the song I want to play at my funeral,' it was unsettling at first," she says, "but it felt good to know that my song connects with people."
Almost a year later, her song "Ashes Like Snow" appeared on the show with similar effect, wrapping audiences up in the meandering piano and her skyward arcing vocals. It was a song born from serendipity, nearly ten years in the making. "One day when I was at my parents house," she says "I found this poem that I had written right at the time of the September 11 attacks, when I was just a young kid. I took some of those words and added the perspective from where we are today, in the long aftermath of war and struggle, looking back."
Kershaw is a compulsive creator, she jots down melodies and lyrics as she's wandering through her days. She sings melodies into her phone while sitting in traffic or secretly hums a tune into a voice recorder while out at shows, capturing any inspiration that she can channel back into her music. Her debut layers lush instrumentation over the stark skeleton of her sketches, sauntering between swaying somberness and playful uplifting anthems. Like the subtle beauty of a black rose, Kershaw's music shores melancholy with a sense of hope and catharsis. And like she sings, her stories -- her songs -- are whispers or echoes, messages in bottles, cast out into the world.