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Sweetboy ~ Jake McKelvie & the Countertops ~ Chris Eichlin ~ Bristoltooth

Ages 21 and up
Wednesday, April 17
Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

Anna Barnett and Jon Flores followed a typical trajectory of the closet artist: each wanted to passionately pursue music for a career when they were teens, but each put those dreams away when secure, 9-5 jobs came knocking after college. That is until 2018 when they met on Craigslist and started collaborating after their day jobs. Their early works, like “North Dakota” and “Build You A House,” present the unique balance between Jon’s classical piano training and Anna’s background in English literature and storytelling. They began to play at open mics around NYC, added on more band members, created some demos, and as the momentum grew, they started investing more and more of their energy—and their whole selves—into the music. In 2019, Sweetboy was born, and in October 2023, they released A Day in the Park, their first album culminating years of steady song crafting and faith.

Jake McKelvie & the Countertops
On A New Kind of Hat, the new long-player from Massachusetts’s own Jake McKelvie, indie-rock melodicism slow dances with alt-country ramble. A kind soul that’s just a touch world-weary, McKelvie’s careful economy of language belies a sly sense of humor set against a backdrop of unadorned instrumentation. Thematically, the record strikes the perfect balance between serious musing and whimsy. With his band of in-the-pocket players at his side, McKelvie has crafted a record that is equally at home in the listening room as on the dance floor. Eminently engaging and full of nuance, A New Kind of Hat is a record destined for a treasured spot in your collection. 

Chris Eichlin
Loving, Sweet, and sometimes melancholic like a last goodbye hug – the alternative folk of Chris Eichlin radiates through the unfurling landscape of an ever changing life. Welcoming the inevitable. Though love and loss is rather cliché for a folk singer, he also finds comfort in the personal solace of the artistic ebbs and flows. His melodic, detuned fingerpicking whispers the influences of Alex G, Father John Misty, Bon Iver, Nick Drake. Eichlin is a frequent collaborator and band member to Ryan Morro (Sci-Fi Godfather).

Bristoltooth is an American rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band was formed in 2021 and consists of Cullen Wilson, Dom Lanza, Malek Blalock, and Sam Tate.

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