February 10, 2018 8:00 pm
In the fall of 2012, composer and pianist Michael Coleman (Beep!, CavityFang, Chris Cohen, tUnE-yArDs) began recording himself alone in his studio in Oakland, CA. Out of this small room, filled with casio keyboards, curious synths, abandoned percussion and disreputable guitars, Michael Rocketship emerged. The name captures the uninhibited and slightly mischievous nature of Coleman’s unpredictable pop songwriting, which calls to mind the best of Deerhoof, Captain Beefheart, SMiLE-era Beach Boys, and acid-balladeer Rodd Keith. The band is ever shifting and the music changes with every new incarnation. The lineup for Jan 19th includes Michael Rocketship (synth and voice), Nick Lyons (sax), Kurt Kotheimer (upright bass) and Shahzad Ismaily (percussion).
Lau Noah (Spain 1994) is a Brooklyn based storyteller. She has recently found the deepest way to express her tales in the harmonic tapestry that a guitar and a voice, intertwined, create. Through several musical influences and four languages that bring widely diverse qualities to the music, Noah travels from multi instrumentalist, film scorer, composer to writer, painter and teacher with the endeavor of using Art as a shelter where the colors of the dark and the light naturally reconcile.
Virtuosic piano playing, introspective lyrics, sincere singing, unforgettable melodies, spot on sense of humor lol