Gather in Odd Humyns subterranean listening room for some sounds from Sister Species (MN) and Nelson Devereaux (MN), peruse the shop, and enjoy a warm evening in. Light refreshments and nice vibes provided.
Join us in The Salon at Odd Humyns for a very special evening performance from Sister Speciesand Nelson Devereaux!
7p doors, 7:30p start • $12 in advance, $15 at the door
all ages • light refreshments
Sister Species (MN) opens with the question, “how will you cope / when your world is on fire.” This chamber-pop octet Sister Species’ sophomore LP “Heavy Things Do Move” doesn’t offer a simple answer. Instead, accordionist Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra) and guitarist Abby Kastrul (Bakery Box) transform their deep emotions and experiences with mental health into raw, vibrant, orchestral pop songs.
Drawing listeners in with the pop sensibility of tight harmonies and catchy hooks, Sister Species stretches expectations of pop songs with carefully crafted arrangements that are at times short and sweet, and others intentionally indulgent. Building on the musical relationships of of their 2016 release “Closer Now”, Sister Species new album showcases the full force of their 8 person band. “Heavy Things Do Move” features intricate 3-part trumpet harmonies and thoughtful arrangements by Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band), Ryan Hays (Matra, Willow Waters & The Earth Tones), Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, Radiochurch), Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground), Noah Ophoven-Baldwin (Percheron, Realtree, Drone Band), and Adam Zahller (Debths, GUITARband). Hilighting contributions from Andrew Thoreen (Har-di-Har, and and end), Julie Thoreen (Har-di-Har), Tara Loeper (Artemis, Betazoid), Lisa Harrigan (Betazoid), and Matt Olson (Robot Slide), Sister Species' new chamber-pop album reflects their deepened collaborative partnerships and is clearly influenced by the particular creative perspective that each player brings.
Nelson Devereaux and the Style Band (MN) is a fun group of friends that play songs together. Composed of folks from Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN, this group is a meeting of minds from Nelson’s hometown (the former) and residence (the latter). The style band features: Max Devereaux on percussion and vocals, Mike Sodnik on guitar and vocals, Ethan Elseth on guitar, Andres Crovetti on Vibraphone, Joe Strachan on keyboard, Ted Olsen on bass, Jake Baldwin on trumpet, Cole Pulice on baritone saxophone and Miguel Hurtado on Drums. Meeting somewhere on a planet between John Coltrane and the Beach Boys, the Style Band cooks up an engaging set from start to finish for all to enjoy! Bon appétit!
A bit about Nelson: Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Nelson started playing saxophone at an early age. When he was 18, he moved to Minneapolis for college and studied saxophone with
the legendary Eugene Rousseau. Upon finishing his degree, he began touring the world with Har Mar Superstar and Bon Iver and has since completed recording work with Polica, Lizzo,
Sophia Eris, The Mild High Club, Suko Pyramid, Mark Mallman, Marijuana Deathsquads and other great artists. His other project “CATSAX” will be releasing a new record in 2019.
Nelson’s latest solo release, “BAD WATER”, was released in November 2018 on 37d03d, a record label founded by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner. He is left handed