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MEERNAA Release Show w/ YASSOU + CAPO

Starline Social Club
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Starline Social Club Presents:

MEERNAA Release Show w/ YASSOU + CAPO

8PM Doors/ 9PM Show

$10 Advance/ $15 Day of Show

18+

MEERNAA

On their first full-length release, Heart Hunger, Oakland-based Meernaa--Carly Bond (vocals, guitar), Rob Shelton (keys), Doug Stuart (bass), and Andrew Maguire (drums, percussion)-- plumbs the depths of indigo waters. Celestial and soulful, Meernaa’s songs manage to remain grounded in the natural world. Native Cat Recordings will release their highly-anticipated album on 6/14/2019. These songs are reckonings; they are revelations of secrets; they are lonesome wanderings. They are portraits of emotional evolution, rich illustrations of painful pasts and hopeful futures.

Meernaa’s first EP, Strange Life, took them across the country on West- and East-coast tours. Between these runs, the band convened in the studio to build Heart Hunger. Bond had spent much of the prior year writing the skeletons of these songs in isolation, both in her adopted hometown of Oakland, and in the wilds of Big Sur. “Oakland is a place that inspires a lot of extroverted energy and observation of how other people live and survive,” Bond says. “And at times it’s really beautiful and other times it’s really ugly. And Big Sur is more this neutral and natural space. A place of reflection and rest.” In the studio, Shelton, Stuart, and Maguire composed their own parts, refining Bond’s raw materials. They worked closely with engineers James Riotto and Jacob Winik to add layers of color and texture. The resulting 11 songs are at once intricate and immediate, joyous and full of ache.

Called by Billboard Magazine a group “that should be on your radar,” YASSOU is an art-pop band and creative community that bridges the worlds of pop and classical art. Anchored by the mesmerizing vocals of Lilie Hoy, their multimedia productions are bold and emotional.

YASSOU

Formed by Hoy and James Jackson in an Upstate New York high school chorus class, YASSOU is a continually evolving group of musicians, producers, composers, and visual artists. In 2015, they released a Video EP, a six-song project crafted around a singular story and emotional experience. Released as an “album cycle” of single videos, the EP was pronounced by Nylon as “redefining the album.”

In 2016, YASSOU opened for The National and premiered their first full-length composition “How They Fade” at the Louisville Ballet. Alongside the works of Tchaikovsky and Philip Glass, their performance was part of the 2016-17 season and was accompanied by the Louisville Symphony. Most recently, YASSOU has been working on FURY, a ballet and concert experience created in collaboration with the composer Kristina Dutton and principal dancers from SF Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet as well as scoring their first feature film "Crown Vic" coming to theatres November 2019.

CAPO

The string chamber ensemble, Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra (CAPO) is a group dedicated to the performance of original pieces. Based in Oakland, the group performs several times a year, programs consisting of works written and arranged by its members. CAPO has presented more than 20 world premiers in two years and continues to collaborate with musicians of varying genres in the Bay Area. Members include, Lewis Patzner, Ariel Wang, Jacob Hansen-Joseph, Matt Montgomery, Brian McCune, Kevin Gordon, Carla Picchi, Sarah Dabby, Justin Ouellet, Mia Bella D'Augelli, and Crystal Pascucci.

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