Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

 
Sankofa

Sankofa

  • 00Days
  • 00Hour
  • 00Min
  • 00Sec
More info
»
Photo by Constance Mensh
9:00 pm

April 4, 2015

Doors – 8:30PM/Show – 9:00 PM , $5 advance/$8 at door   Click here to buy tickets!

Making their highly anticipated return to The Livery…..

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences.  Long active in underground circles, he’s recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock. 2013’s Solar Motel (Paradise of Bachelors) was named one of the year’s best releases by New Yorker, Uncut, Aquarium Drunkard, and others, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, the Grateful Dead, Popul Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson.

It was recorded with an ad hoc studio band, but upon Solar Motel’s release, Forsyth assembled a group of players to tour the record – longtime bassist Peter Kerlin (Peter Kerlin Octet), drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs), and guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’) – who took Forsyth’s vision to another level.  The group, now called the Solar Motel Band, quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act.

Intensity Ghost, the first studio album by Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band largely forsakes the epic sprawl of Solar Motel in favor of a startlingly diverse and focused set of songs.  It was released October 28, 2014 on the No Quarter label.

Click here to listen!!