Maggie Rogers – Tickets – The Irenic – San Diego, CA – March 20th, 2017

Maggie Rogers

Casbah presents

Maggie Rogers

Overcoats

Mon, March 20, 2017

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

The Irenic

San Diego, CA

$15.00

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This event is all ages

Maggie Rogers
Maggie Rogers
Dear listening ears/reading eyes,

For a long time I've introduced myself as a banjo player from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'm a hiker and an environmentalist. I'm an optimist. I'm loud.

I'm still those things, but I went quiet for a few years. I cut my long hair short. I got a cat named Cat Stevens. I fell in love. I moved to New York, to France, and back.

Inevitably, I found my space in the place between knowing who I was and finding out who I am.

I'm a producer, songwriter, and performer from Brooklyn. I'm an optimist. I'm a feminist. I'm loud when I laugh. I'm freckled. I love my old jeans. I love pink eye-shadow. I cry when I dance sometimes. I feel a lot, maybe too much, but in a song it always seems to be just enough.

The thing about songs is that no matter how far away I go, or how long I stay away, they always seem to find me. And as wild and unpredictable as they are, I've learned to trust them. I write to feel and sing 'til I feel a new way.

I love the music most when it makes me feel human. Feet on the ground, soft hair, standing with my friends and in three parts, singing. Feet off the ground, hair wild, moving to that perfect pulse that mimics your beat and mine.

Sometimes I think it's magic – this thing we can't see, but makes us all feel the same way. When it's real, it raises hair and makes the air taste sweeter.

I want to make music forever. I want to tell the truth. I want to know how it feels to make the best art I'm capable of making.

I can't promise I won't change or that I won't fall in love with new people or ideas that'll change the way I see the world, but I can promise to be me.

To be present. To be open.
To be messy. To be flawed.
To be human.
And of that, I won't let you down.

x

Maggie
Overcoats
Overcoats
Overcoats is New York-based female duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their sound captivates, combining electronic backdrops with soaring, harmonic intimacy — a sort of Chet Faker meets Simon & Garfunkel. Overcoats' songs draw strength from vulnerability, finding uplifting beauty in simple, honest songwriting.

Their self-titled debut EP released in June 2015 felt magnetic, attracting critics and fans alike. Its four tracks are smooth, dark, and spacious. Wrapped in dusky reverb, the duo's voices glide over shivering chords and minimal electronics.

Smaller than My Mother and The Fog surge with dance-floor energy, while Little Memory and Walk On unfold in gentle, soulful waves.

This debut EP catapulted Overcoats across the Atlantic into a three-month tour. Their most notable performances included showcases in London, a headline show at Dublin's renowned Whelan's, and a set at Longitude Festival alongside the likes of James Blake, Hozier, and Ibeyi. The duo returned to New York in November to play a packed room at Mercury Lounge. Overcoats is now based in New York, performing and recording new material in studio.

Overcoats' new single Nighttime Hunger is a step towards a darker, more ambitious sound. Grounded in the duo's trademark soulful minimalism, the song is about the fears that subside by day but emerge and consume us by night. The duo's voices weave together in hypnotic ebb and flow — "nighttime hunger / and all the fears that it brings / tend to fade in the light / in daytime I build / a new me but still / dread the night." They descend into the hook, "when the darkness comes," a repetitive and haunting refrain. Nighttime Hunger is the slow, silvery light playing across your ceiling at 3am, keeping you from sleep.

More than just a band, Overcoats is a friendship, an artistic duo whose songwriting is musical empathy that verges on telepathy. The two have a clear vision of the sound they want to make together – they operate under one creative impulse. To compose the percussion for the track, Overcoats hit buckets, glass jars, bottles, and whatever else they could find in the alleyway outside their studio. They approach music-making with both freedom and focus, but the strength of their connection, in both voice and as artists is what makes Overcoats so distinct. They share a sonic intuition – and the result is mesmerizing.

-Chris Gortmaker, AuralWes
Venue Information:
The Irenic
3090 Polk Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://theirenic.com/