Old Capitol Books presents an evening of live music featuring Wuwu, Grand Larson, and American Trashbird on Saturday, June 29. Doors open at 7pm. Admission is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
American Trashbird is an amalgamation of the American soundscape, casually blending synth and folk, blues and pop, jam, and roots into Monterey Bird Rock. The four piece band formed in 2015 and have since played and produced numerous shows in the Monterey area including the annual Halloween Trashbash, Smokehouse Sessions, Electionfest, and more. American Trashbird has released their first EP, Treetops, in April of 2018 and are currently working on their next release and a string of performances in the Central California region.
Although rooted in the tradition of good, old-fashioned rock and roll, Santa Cruz based trio Grand Larson aren't afraid to beg, borrow, and steal from country, funk, hip hop, and everything in between. Rowan Grave's crisp drums and Duncan Shipton's funky walking bass lines provide a sparse but solid groove for the plaintive twang and rolling fingerstyle guitar of lead singer and songwriter Tyler Larson. Steeped in just enough melodic pop sensibility, punctuated by experimental guitar solos and soaring into melancholic harmonies that would do Crosby and Nash proud , their sometimes whimsical, sometimes straightforward sound soothes the soul and sets the toes tapping.
WuWu is a harmonic duo based in Monterey, California. Unafraid to explore the layers of the human condition through poetic and sometimes dark lyricism, Tommy and Kristen land somewhere between Coco Rosie and Shakey Graves. An eclectic mix of freak folk and dreamy pop. these two are unafraid to tackle taboo topics, yet their uplifting sound will grab you.