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THE ACCIDENTALS with Sundog, Jake Allen

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10.11 Wednesday (Indie Folk Rock)
Nectar & The PBJ Present:
THE ACCIDENTALS
Sundog
Jake Allen
$10adv / $15dos
8pm doors
8:30pm show
21+

Nectar Lounge
412 N 36th St


BOOTH RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

We are a majority standing-area venue with seating on our heated and covered patio as well as our newly remodeled mezzanine. All seating is first come first serve however, we do have eight booths available for reservations on our mezzanine. Booths 1-6 seat two to four people, booth 7 seats five and booth 8 seats six to eight.

All table reservations are now made at checkout.

  • Booth reservations are sold on a first come first serve basis.

  • Reserve multiple booths for larger parties and we will seat you together.

  • See "Additional Items" on the bottom of checkout page for available booths. If you do not see “Additional Items” unfortunately all booths are SOLD OUT.

  • We try our best to guarantee your reservation all night, though we ask you to arrive within 2 hours after doors open.

  • We no longer reserve high top tables behind booths but we encourage people to arrive early to claim available space.

  • We offer food service once doors officially open. See listing above for specific door time.


THE ACCIDENTALS

With ODYSSEY, their extraordinary Sony Masterworks debut album, The Accidentals
affirm their place among contemporary music’s most original and adventurous new
bands. Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist and Katie Larson – joined on stage and in the
studio by drummer Michael Dause – have crafted a genre all their own, fueled by their
uniquely limitless approach to musicality and songcraft. As its title suggests, ODYSSEY is
built upon the foundation of real life experience through adversity and finding strength
in vulnerability, their five-year journey having brought them to this cusp moment.
Lyrically powerful songs like “Earthbound” and the potent title track see the band
embracing their choice to lead an unconventional life with all its many surprising twists
and turns.
Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’
adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore
cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event. The
gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both
grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for
mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country,
alt-rock, and the obscure.
Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The
Accidentals recorded and released a pair of independent albums in 2012 and 2013, the
latter funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter. Their original songs revealed a band
with wide-ranging influences but always true to their orchestral roots. National applause
and attention followed, as did acclaimed collaborations with some fellow local artists
and independent filmmakers. Other career highlights included scoring arrangements for
a 75-piece orchestra to accompany them on their original songs as well as arranging
pieces for an opera/dance production with Jennifer and Ryan Lott (Son Lux).
The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows,
including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such like-minded acts as
Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez and others. 2015 saw
the band embark on their first full-scale national tour, funded in part by an Indiegogo
‘online garage sale”. That year’s SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard for
“displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go
with their abundant musical chops.”
Now, at long last, The Accidentals unveil their most compelling and finely honed work to
date. Co-produced by Buist, Larson, and Dause with engineer Jason Lehning (Mat
Kearney, Guster, George Jones, Alison Krauss) at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain
Recording, ODYSSEY sees the band joined by such friends and fans as acoustic guitar
maestra Kaki King, bassist – and fellow Michigander – Dominic John Davis (Jack White,

Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams and The Decemberists’
Jenny Conlee, who spent three days in the studio alongside the band, lending her
distinctive organ to a number of the album’s key tracks.
“It was a really collaborative process,” says Larson. “A lot of these songs had been
hashed out at our live shows over the past few years, so we had a very strong idea of
what we wanted in the arrangements. Jason helped us get outside the box with
recording techniques, putting a fresh spin on the songs.”
“I’m so glad we’ve been able to collaborate with musicians who are so receptive to
working and playing together,” Buist says. “They added their own artistry to some of the
older songs, and it gave them new life.”
The Accidentals’ inviting spirit of shared creativity is perhaps best represented by the
album’s audacious first single, “KW,” showcasing the inimitable guitar work of Keller
Williams, whose own virtuosic genre-agnostic approach towards music making inspired
the song in the first place.
“We were really lucky to tour with Keller,” Buist says. “We got to know him pretty
well. He’s an amazing, genuine human and musician. He’s constantly defying genres,
crossing lines, and creating collaborative projects. I wanted to capture some of that
spirit in a song, so I wrote ‘KW.’ Keller caught wind of it at a show and played the song
live with us. Later we added strings to his album and he offered to lay down guitar
tracks. The dream came true – we ended up with a song that has a lot of his style and
energy. We love that guy.”
From the orchestrated rock of “Memorial Day” to the album-closing “Ballad Tendered
Gun” – surprisingly, The Accidentals’ first instrumental to be included on an LP –

ODYSSEY is a strikingly dynamic work, both layered and unhurried, bittersweet yet life-
affirming. Rich with literary references, whispers of nostalgia, and an unstoppable sense

of forward motion, its songs were written independently by Buist and Larson and then
arranged and refined by the group, creating a perfect yin/yang between individual
introspection and dynamic cooperation, each artist bringing her own unique perspective
to the process.
“We rely on each other to create a balance,” Buist says. “I think that’s the key to this
band. Our styles of songwriting and arrangement are very different, so when they come
together, they create this variation that couldn’t happen any other way.”
Multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist Jake Allen will join The Accidentals on stage as a
special guest, filling in some of the colors and textures of ODYSSEY in live performances.
The goal as ever is to experiment and experience, exploring new ideas and approaches
while always staying true to their roots. With ODYSSEY, The Accidentals have conjured a
truly one of its kind sound and vision, booming with free-thinking musicality, wisdom,

and an understanding that growth is a process, not something that happens overnight.
The Accidentals are already moving forward on their amazing journey, rolling down the
windows on an open road towards someplace that’s both true and transcendent.
“I don’t think there are really any limits in terms of genre or instrumentation,” Larson
says. “We just really enjoy making music that connects.”
“For us, it’s about the experience and collaboration and trying to learn as much as we
can,” Buist says. “We want to be able to walk into any room with confidence in our
craft, but in the end, we’re total nerds that just enjoy learning new things. Every day is
an opportunity.”



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