Jennifer Castle, China
JENNIFER CASTLE says that she "takes the world very seriously, while believing very much in impossible things." This idea of being rooted in the real world yet still free to soar in the ether of daydreams offers insight into the contradictory and alluring world of Jennifer Castle.
After lending her unmistakable voice to a diverse list of recordings including The Constantines' Kensington Heights, Fucked Up's Year of the Pig and David Comes to Life, as well as albums by Ryan Driver, Eric Chenaux, Doug Paisley and Wooly Leaves Jennifer Castle now brings her timeless take on folk music to the world under her own name for the first time with Castlemusic. One of Canada's best kept secrets, Castle has managed to stay low-key and grounded in Toronto, Ontario, quietly crafting songs that capture the wonder of those impossible visions. (bio)
The newly formed China is an Americana outfit featuring a talented group of Bay Area veterans: Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, Raphi Gottesman, and Dominic East have joined forces to make a stellar debut 5-song EP, The Wall. Moller, Tapscott, and Gottesman are members of Odawas and Dominic East has performed with Rogue Wave, but they all have produced fine music on a variety of projects on their own. Tappscott and Gottesman have each released solo albums, while East fronts A Carnival of Hours. While some of the members' music can be bit more experimental, China plays straightforward country rock that could easily pass for tracks on Neil Young's Harvest Moon. (bio)
Hemlock Tavern (View)
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|