McIntyre Hall Presents
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7:30pm
Reserved Seating: $20 ~ Box Seats $30
CYO Subscriptions & Discounts Available
T-Sisters to open for KUINKA.
A reinvention rather than a refutation, the name Kuinka comes from the Finnish for “how”; how does a band bristling with spirited creativity continue to evolve artistically and challenge themselves while staying true to their own roots? For Kuinka, the answer comes in the form of letting go: a joyful acquiescence to faith in their cumulative love of songwriting and shared experience, regardless of genre or instrumentation.
Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band; one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label ‘Americana’. Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland. The songs on their forthcoming release Stay Up Late ring with the vibrancy of exploration and discovery. “We’ve spent our time as a band in pursuit of a unique sound that captures our energy and essence” says Zickler. “... We’d love for our music to be a soundtrack to adventure. The change represents finding your way, for both us and our listeners.”
“An electronic jolt into modern folk and Americana, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s midaughts guitar-rock revival.” ~ Vanyaland
“Joyous folk pop” ~ NPR Music
“Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello & heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy & glad to be alive.” ~ The Stranger
T SISTERS to open for KUINKA
Born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, the T Sisters embody harmony. It’s in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows. Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.
This program is made possible by the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.