Saturday, April 16, 2005

Shambu News 04.16.05

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SHAMNEWS!

This is a mighty exciting weekend in Shambuworld!

First, the lads will kick off their “One Day at the Rochester SPoT Coffee” world tour. Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this e-mail for complete show details!

Second, Pete recently started up his own music label, named Exhibition Records, in order to put out the forthcoming Shambu album, as well as discs from other mega-awesome Buffalo-based acts. So yes, in addition to the much anticipated “I’m a Shambuzer” t-shirts, there shall now be “I’m an Exhibitionist” attire.

The first CD to be released under the Exhibition name is a compilation of local songwriters called Restoring the Structure. It includes solo tracks from Pete as well as Dan.

The CD’s release is causing quite a buzz- check out the wonderful article that Jeff Miers wrote for the Gusto section of this week’s Buffalo News: http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050415/1046027.asp .

When you do, note the cheesiness of the press photo that Pete chose for himself.

Anyways, we’re stoked! And the CD release party is TODAY!

DETAILS FOR THE RESTORING THE STRUCTURE RELEASE EVENT:

1. Pete and Dan will each play the two solo tunes that they contributed to the compilation disc and then they’re going to bust out some Shambu jams.

2. The time and place:

THIS SATURDAY, April 16
Mohawk Place
47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
All Ages!
$3 DOOR, CDs WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $2!

3. The other Restoring the Structure artists that will be playing tonight:

Jax DeLuca’s voice may hint of Natalie Merchant’s, but her brooding songs bear little resemblance, as she embraces art-folk and incorporates samples and found noise into otherwise sparse compositions.

Rachel Heckl has a gorgeous, convincing purity to her songs, whether she is pouring out the blues through a harmonica or floating a Joni Mitchell-like vocal over delicate fingerpicking.

Colin (Hogan) is a female songwriter from Virginia who won the hearts of Buffalonians when she came up for a month to intern at Righteous Babe Records and to demonstrate her percussive, Latin-inspired guitar work and full, inviting voice.

Mark Longolucco shares much in common with Pete Yorn, with his endearingly broken vocals and his fantastic drummer-to-songwriter metamorphosis.

Vox Humana (a.k.a. Vic Lazar) bridges yearning, intimate vocals with gorgeous finger work to create aural images that accurately reflect Buffalo’s 11.5 months of winter.

Brian Wheat subscribes to the lo-fi school of songwriting, as he applies whispery vocals, subdued, yet crisp guitar playing, and mild Appalachian elements to create a sound that will appeal to fans of Iron & Wine and Nick Drake.

Woebegone consists of Jeff Vincent and Ben Orsborn blending their voices to create memorable Guster-like hooks and harmonies with the earnestness of Bright Eyes.

OTHER UPCOMING SHAMSHOWS!

SHAMBU
Sunday, April 17
SPoT Coffee
ROCHESTER, NY (Yes! Shambu on tour!)
8:00-10:00 p.m.
All Ages
Free

SHAMBU
Friday, April 22
SPoT Coffee
227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (Downtown, on the corner of Chippewa)
8:00-10:00 p.m.
All Ages
Free

SHAMBU
Saturday, April 23
Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College
2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY
7:00 p.m.
Shambu will perform during the intermission of the Second Annual “Mr. Canisius” competition! Then, stay in the city for:

SHAMBU
Saturday, April 23
Merlin’s
727 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
12:00 p.m.
21 and over

Hope to see you there!

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