21+ | 89.3 The Current and MN Music Coalition present
Friday, May 26, 2017
Over the span of two critically acclaimed full-length albums (2013’s Fathom Lane and 2012’s Down By Half) Fathom Lane has been getting international attention for their wonderfully indefinable sound. Michael Ferrier’s songs are at once accessible and memorable, but are also sneaky with their quietly innovative touches. Ferrier cites classic touchstones such as The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parson’s Cosmic American Music, and the Laurel Canyon songwriters, but even with these influences Fathom Lane manages a contemporary sound.
“Tabah is a new sound for Minneapolis to hear,” says Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current. This spirited and dynamic group is committed to their pursuit of a sound that is uniquely theirs, alive in the present and grounded in the past. The band found their roots when lead singer and guitarist, Cecelia Erholtz met bassist Charlie Bruber in 2013 at a benefit concert at St. John’s University in Minnesota. Fueled by a mutual interest in Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, they began writing original music together at their home studio in Minneapolis.
Local Minneapolis darling, Monica LaPlante, plays a style of garage rock/garage pop loaded with class and charm. Her brutally honest lyrics prove that perfection lies in the art of simplicity. LaPlante’s forthcoming album, Noir, brings a much darker side to her repertoire, fueled by guitar-driven rockers and dark synthy ballads from the heart.