Mt. Joy – Tickets – Space – San Diego – San Diego, CA – August 16th, 2017

Mt. Joy

Casbah presents

Mt. Joy

Jimmy Ruelas, The Liquorsmiths

Wed, August 16, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Space - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Mt. Joy
Mt. Joy
Mt. Joy is an Indie Folk band from Philadelphia, currently recording their first full-length album in Los Angeles, CA.

Matt Quinn (Vocals/Guitar) and Sam Cooper (Guitar) met in high school and started performing songs together in 2005.

After heading off to separate colleges, they continued to bounce song ideas off each other when they could. However, when it became clear music wasn't going to pay the rent, Sam went to grad school in Philadelphia and Matt moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music management. In Matt's words, "When I moved to LA I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible." A year later in early 2016, Sam followed a job opportunity to Los Angeles. While both were working long hours, they began working on music together in their spare time. The pair recorded 4 original songs with producer Caleb Nelson in the spring of 2016 in Caleb's living room. They chose the name "Mt. Joy" as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam's childhood home.

After the records were made, the guys were proud of the songs. But, with little hope at ever reaching a large audience, Cooper took a job back in Philadelphia and Quinn enrolled in grad school in Los Angeles.

However, that fall, their first single "Astrovan" began taking off on streaming platforms, and Matt and Sam decided to put their other careers on hold. Matt dropped out and Sam left his job to focus full-time on Mt. Joy. Soon after, Michael Byrnes (bass), Sotiris Eliopoulos (drums), and Andrew Butler (keys) joined and expanded the duo to a full 5-piece band.

Mt. Joy's folk rock sound can be attributed to some of the band's biggest influences: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and even contemporaries such as The Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, and Vampire Weekend.
The Liquorsmiths
The Liquorsmiths (formerly Second Tuesdays) are a Folk Rock group born from a collision of contrasting ideas, styles and musicality. They been described as Wilco meets Neil Young meets My Brightest Diamond, but retain a style all their own. Formed in early 2006, members and contributorshail from all over the United States (San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, CA, and Atlanta, GA), utilizing technology in various forms to collaborate before meeting periodically to tour their newest material throughout the world.
Although notoriously an underground project by in large, performing and releasing material as bonus/secret tracks accompanying various other project releases, founding
members Andrew Thams and Ryan Fisher have recently made moves to bring the group to the forefront of their focus.
The newest single "Devil I Do," has received international praise as it paves the way for their first full length album (tentatively self-titled), set for release in January of 2014.
Venue Information:
Space - San Diego
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.spacebarsd.com/