Kat Wright, Winterpills, LuxDeluxe, The Basement Cats

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Kat Wright

Winterpills

LuxDeluxe

The Basement Cats

Sat · October 21, 2017

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 5:00 pm

Gateway City Arts

$15/Adv, $18/Door

Kat Wright
Kat Wright
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.
Supporting her is a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass.
Confident, cool and, well… indomitable.
Working their magic throughout the Northeast and preparing to extend far beyond the region, Kat and the band are on a simple quest to “send people out feeling better than when they walked in” to the show…
Winterpills
Winterpills
Since their first album came out in 2005, Winterpills have been slowly tugging on ears with their fragile-but-dangerous chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic." From the group’s origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — the eponymous debut in 2005, The Light Divides in 2007 and Central Chambers in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, which The New York Times Jon Pareles praised for “elegant arrangements” of “songs that stay haunted.”

2012’s All My Lovely Goners embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. MOJO magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list. In October, 2014, Winterpills released their 5th full-length, the archival cover's project Echolalia.

On March 18, 2016, they'll release their 7th full length, Love Songs, engineered and co-produced by wunderkind Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Lou Barlow, Parquet Courts, Body/Head, Speedy Ortiz, And The Kids)

“I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are mournful, slow-exploding and lyrically dazzling, and their albums have a coherence that’s rare.” – Jonathan Lethem, Rolling Stone, 2013.
LuxDeluxe
LuxDeluxe
Churning out high-octane shows that leave audiences sweaty, LuxDeluxe delivers a serious punch of supple Rolling Stones-y grooves, persuasive danceable hooks, and rock-solid old-fashioned craft. Flaunting like Jagger, with all the sensuality of Bowie, lead singer Ned King creates a spectacle rarely seen since the heyday of rock&roll.

As the band rapidly gains recognition for their live shows, they’ve been invited to share the stage with the likes of Deer Tick, White Denim, NRBQ, Reptar, Lake Street Dive, Rubblebucket, J Mascis, and Big Al Anderson. The highlight of last year was warming up a crowd of over 10,000 for VT Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Basement Cats
The Basement Cats
It's the sound of cheap pedals and blown out speakers, the sound of dirty basements and dirtier guitars. A piercing sound reminiscent of your first used record player running through a 10 watt practice amp. It's a sound The Basement Cats, an indie rock n' roll band from Holyoke, Massachusetts, have been perfecting since their inception in early 2010. This sound, coupled with The Basement Cats boisterous, raucous, and extremely volatile live show, is a force strong enough that, upon their sets completion, it'll make you get up from your chair, step outside, shed a single tear, and declare to yourself: "That's fresh, that's genuine, that's potent, that's Rock n' Roll."
Venue Information:
Gateway City Arts
92-114 Race St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040
http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/