Some proceeds from this month’s show will benefit Kulture Klub: http://www.kultureklub.org
Beasthead is a four-piece electronic indie rock band from Minneapolis, MN. In the spring of 2013, the band came together in an effort to create a sound that could speak to the unusually eclectic common ground they found in their shared artistic interests. Drawing from their past musical experiences and current influences, Beasthead’s music is as unique and diverse as the flourishing creative community found in Minneapolis.
Originally a solo project started by Gabriel Jorgensen in 2011, Ancient Mariner began in the monotonous suburbs of Aurora, CO. After years of playing and writing around town, Gabriel decided to scrap all that he had written and recorded up to that point and start fresh. The product of his efforts became the collection of dreamy folk songs entitled, In Solitude EP. Recorded with Matt Wilcox and released in the fall of 2011, it was exposed mainly to the close circles of friends and acquaintances around him at the time.
A series of YouTube videos, each one more precious than the last, paint Minneapolis’ Savannah Smith as a ukulele-slinging Jack Johnson disciple—particularly in an adorable take on “Bitter Heart” by Zee Avi (who’s on Johnson’s Brushfire Records), aided by some smirking, unofficial sign language from her roommate. But the seriousness Smith shows when performing her own songs, like the punchy “Ventriloquism,” nicely balances her jazz-informed cooing and displays a talent for lyrical density that raises her simple melodies.