Jonah Matranga + Hunter Kill Hunter + The Vanities + Jesse Gamage
Doors – 7pm
Jesse Gamage – 7.15pm
The Vanities – 7.45pm
Hunter Kill Hunter – 8.30pm
Jonah Matranga – 9.30pm
Jonah Matranga (aka onelinedrawing) is essentially unique. He’s somewhere in between Nick Drake, The Clash, Prince and Bjork – and nothing like any of them. Over the last 20 years, he’s been appreciated by listeners and critics alike for his diverse music – and his overall approach to making and sharing it. He’s fronted rock bands (Far, Gratitude, New End Original), along with making many solo albums as onelinedrawing and simply under his name.
Jonah has worked with, toured with and influenced artists ranging from The Weakerthans to Frank Turner to Sepultura. He’s been featured on hip-hop records from Fort Minor (“Where’d You Go?) and Lupe Fiasco (The Instrumental), as well as being featured on releases by Thursday, Deftones and many more bands from all corners of the music world.
Jonah has played as many house shows as he has huge festivals, and he brings the same thing regardless of where he’s playing – honesty, ambitious songwriting, weird wit and an interest in making something new and different every time.
Find out about Jonah’s latest projects at http://jonahmatranga.com
“You may know sing-songwriter Jonah Matranga from his various group projects – Far Gratitude, New End Original and the anagrammatic onelinedrawing – but music made under his own name still sounds as sweet… Matranga may have done his best work while flying solo.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“A loose, free-roaming approach to songwriting that pushes his music beyond the normal sad-sack singer/songwriter clichés” –PITCHFORK
“One of music’s most charistmatic, tuneful, purist geeks…” –ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“…but I did see Jonah two nights in a row – he never disappoints.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“One of the most influential artists out there.” –INTERPUNK.COM
It is clear from their slang and accents that the Vanities are, at their heart, a London band. To the uninitiated, the music may sound like four boys screaming “I Ain’t Calling You a Liar But…”, “V is for Vanity” or “Meet Me in the Bathroom”. However, to those that have grown up listening to British bands like the Kooks and Arctic Monkeys, it will be clear that the Vanities’ witty songs about London’s nightlife, failed relationships and posing ‘Shoegazers’ will not only be the most relatable tunes, but also the most sarcastic.