Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Yukon Blonde with Lucy Rose (Thursday, March 21)

Fortnight Music Presents Yukon Blonde with Lucy Rose
Thursday, March 21 (Doors 10:00 p.m.)
$18 in Advance/$22 at the door, AA/Lic
Tickets at The Cornerstone or Ticketbreak

The signature hook-heavy arrangements and lush "ooh-wah" harmonies that earned Yukon Blonde critical nods for their self-titled 2009 debut have certainly soaked into their latest output.Yukon Blonde was named one of the "10 Canadian bands destined to break in 2010 by the CBC, and Chart called the band the best of the 2010 Canadian Music Week festival. Yukon Blonde's career has so far been marked by their on-the-road ethic. Last fall they embarked on a thirty-plus date tour supporting Good Old War, as well as several headlining runs down each coast. This summer the young B.C. band played at Milwaukee Summerfest with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and the last year and a half has seen them rack up nonstop tour mileage both in North America and Europe, including festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, and the Popkomm Festival in Berlin along the way.

Lucy Rose (formerly of Bombay Bicycle Club)

Lucy’s journey began, when she hopped on a train to London leaving behind the house in which she grew up in rural Warwickshire and struck out for the big city and the big time.  Armed with an acoustic guitar and an unstoppable dedication, Lucy played every open-mic night imaginable, she met people on the way who are still with her now and with their support and her graft she learned the ropes.  As her songs and sentiments spread their warmth through the iciest of hearts, Lucy became that most modern of phenomenon; she went ‘viral’.  Her biggest videos have clocked up over 800,000 views and on average, her sessions and videos are receiving 250,000 views each.

“Each song is a confessional of her most tightly clasped secrets.” The Fly
“A voice that could melt the stoniest of hearts.” Q Magazine
“One of the country’s most promising new voices.” Sunday Times (Culture)
“Kicking up a storm in her own right.” NME
“The song writing candour evident has seen Lucy Rose tipped for… solo success.” Daily Mirror
“Lucy Rose is absolutely outstanding!” Edith Bowman, Radio 1
“Absolutely beautiful.” Fearne Cotton, Radio 1
“I was only a matter of time before the second wave of British nu-folk pioneers made it to the U.S., and Lucy Rose is sure to be among its first breakout stars.” Vogue.com

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