PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

THE HOURGLASS CATS, THE BANTER, TREASUREFRUIT, THE BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS, JAM NOW, JENNY JARNAGIN, ALEXIS JULIARD, ROBBY ROBERSON, STEEP STEVIE

Sun, December 10, 2017

10:00 am (event ends at 5:00 pm)

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ

FREE

THE HOURGLASS CATS
THE BANTER
The Banter is music from the inspirations of Kim Capria and all she experiences. She writes from the heart, and takes inspiration from artist all around her to bring her music to life and present it to the world.

You can find Kim playing anything from solo acoustic shows to full band shows in which the full concept of The Banter is portrayed.

Two singles have been released late 2016, Ms. Loneliness and Mason Jar. You can expect the release of the EP Stuck In Between early 2017.
THE BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS
The Blood Feud Family Singers' debut album, "No Moon," is billed as a twelve song collection of "romantic agony and stories that ended badly before they even began." The band, who've dubbed their sound "Americana Noir," has developed a reputation for witnessing to the dark side of human nature with wit, eloquence and vigorous energy, an aesthetic vision which one reviewer described as sounding "like a spooky Old 97s" and which one cheeky fan described as "a rollicking bad time."

The BFFS formed in 2014, originally a duo consisting of guitarist Daryl Scherrer (from the post- punk band Monster May I) and bassist Marc Oxborrow (from political punk-grass darlings The Haymarket Squares). In finding personnel for the album, they wound up recruiting drummer Douglas Berry (of The Riveras) as a permanent member, and have since brought guitarist Mark Allred (also a Haymarket Square) into their fold.

“No Moon” was recorded, mixed and mastered entirely at Scherrer’s house, using free software and economy-class microphones. Of the DIY approach, Scherrer says, “Sonically, I wanted the record to stand as a testament to what a person with very limited resources can accomplish all on their own. Of course, it also stands as a testament to what a cheapskate and control freak I am. In any case, given those creative constrictions, the record sounds, I dare say, really damned good.”

About the pessimism, hostility and general darkness of The BFFS’s lyrics, Scherrer (who is the band’s chief songwriter) says, “If you want to get lofty, you could say the songs are written in a Freudian spirit—the return of the repressed. We all spend so much time and energy trying to be healthy and well-adjusted and productive people that we programmatically forget all the parts of ourselves that are pathological—the grieving, failed, broken, hateful, murderous, psychopathic faces of our personalities. Our songs are about remembering the rest of ourselves, the people we all wish we weren’t.”

Scherrer was named 2015's Songwriter of the Year by YamYum Music & Arts Magazine. "No Moon" was named the best album of 2015 by Paul Riley of Country Music People Magazine.
Venue Information:
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/