Planes on Paper / Marshall McLean / The Holy Broke

Planes on Paper / Marshall McLean / The Holy Broke

Sat · September 1, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

Planes on Paper
Planes on Paper
There is a vocal synergy that exists between Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, the two core members of the Washington-based folk group Planes on Paper. They each have clear, unique voices, but when combined, a special kind of musical beauty emerges. During live performances, they often combine their own intricate harmonies and acoustic guitar with the abilities of some of their most musical friends, adding percussion and pedal steel to the fold.

Their latest EP, The Ruins, was released in January 2015 and received excellent reviews and a great deal of attention throughout the Pacific Northwest. They've been touring steadily behind the record, playing shows up and down the both the east and west coasts. They're currently hard at work on their first full length album, which they are hoping to release in 2016.
Marshall McLean
Marshall McLean
The Marshall McLean Band was born out of the Northwest, and it carries with it the unique sound that is becoming distinct to the Inland Northwest. The band, based out of Spokane, WA, has brought forth a fresh idea; that one can merge elements of thoughtful songwriting in folk, the driving force of rock, and the melodic accessibility of Americana and carve out a new genre - a kind of NW Americana Rock.

One of Spokane's favorite songwriters, McLean manages to write songs without pretension. He sets reflective moods and backs them up with a distinctive picking style that travels seamlessly from powered lead lines to dynamic rhythm. It is in the final output, however, where the Marshall McLean Band carves its most solid niche. The method in which acoustical elements are managed through filters and amps gives forth a clear but overdriven sound that blurs the line between genres. The band is unafraid, blending these styles, taking the best of both worlds and discarding the rest.

The band's first release, "Glossolalia" - which means "speaking in tongues" - showcases the mature and well-received effort by Marshall McLean Band.

The band is currently in the studio working on their second full-length record, Sodak. The first single, Badlands, is available for download here and all your favorite digital outlets.
The Holy Broke
The Holy Broke
The Holy Broke (Spokane, WA), ambiguous name for the growling solo work of Kent Ueland, encapsulates his dark, messy music and all its jagged shards. You won't find stained glass tributes to lost loves or idle words about a better life in his lyrics. No, Ueland is the busted and bitter. Equal parts the man sunken into his couch and the snarling boy smiling through his bleeding upper lip, the classic country riffs carry Ueland's vocals through a debauched journey into heartache. The relatable simplicity of struggling to pay rent, eat a decent meal, or even get out of bed give his songwriting a surprising power. There lies the ambiguity. Has something holy been broken? Is it a form of holiness to be broke? Is there no such thing as the concept, "holy," to begin with? Look for the forthcoming album Do It Yourself this winter, listen to it when you're down on your luck, listen to it to celebrate not being there, but most of all listen. An injured dog is howling.

- Nathaniel Orwiler
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/