Montclaire & G. Liu Jr. (The Drowning Dreamers Band)
Montclaire is the incantation of Portland-based singer/songwriter Sabrina Velazquez.
Velazquez originally gained a large following in her hometown of Honolulu, HI before releasing her first EP The Anomaly in 2009. Before long, she found herself with a dedicated fan base and landed a coveted spot at SXSW 2010. She released her first full-length album, The Hawk & The Hunter in 2010, produced by John Askew (Richmond Fontaine, The Dodos, Alela Diane). The album didn't just garner her a larger audience, but a west coast tour, and a spot opening for Cat Power, whom her sound has been compared to. 2012's "In the Light of Morning" saw Sabrina explore a new sound that included layers pianos and vocals under a new moniker, Montclaire. In 2015, she released 65 songs over the course of 100 days as a part of the 100 day project. After a year away from recording to focus on songwriting, she is back in the studio demoing new songs for a release in 2017.
With the songwriting chops to craft both hooky, pop-rock gems such as Right Way and moody torch songs like Fast As I Can, and a voice that makes them come alive, Velazquez sounds ready for the big time. - Honolulu Magazine
G. Liu Jr.
G. Liu Jr. is a part of The Drowning Dreamers Band, an indie chamber folk ensemble, from Honolulu, HI, with a slate gray streak of shoegaze post-rock, running through its middle.
With its debut, self-titled album, the band hopes to provide a fitting backdrop, in case youve found yourself in the midst of your next north Atlantic passage, Arctic expedition, Death Valley breakfast, Nebraskan power outage, or even just a momentary, extra bit of restlessness, in a dim or confined space you call home. But if there are other heightened scenarios, for which they may be of service, they hope youll let them know.
The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
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