Poor Moon (solo)

Poor Moon (solo)

Patrick Dethlefs, The Maykit

Sun, January 19, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


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This event is 21 and over

Poor Moon
Poor Moon
Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls) Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes) and brothers Ian and Peter Murray (The Christmas Cards). The band, named for frontman and primary songwriter Christian Wargo's favorite Canned Heat song, began four years ago as a long distance project with demos being created and sent back and forth while Wargo and Wescott were touring in support of the Fleet Foxes 2008 self-titled debut and Ian and Peter living in the Bay area. Their first shows were at intimate Seattle house parties where they used playful throwaway monikers like Rabbit Kingdom and Cookie Mask. It wasn't until the band opened up for Daekon at Seattle's Neumos (under the name Peppermint Majesty) that things began to really take form. Recording began and the four longtime friends became a band and Sub Pop didn't hesitate to pursue them with unabashed enthusiasm. And it worked.

Illusion was recorded in a variety of bedrooms, practice spaces, the Murray residence, as well as AVAST! and Fastback studios in Seattle, Washington with the help of engineer Jared Hankins with guest performances by many a musician friend.
Patrick Dethlefs
Patrick Dethlefs
Patrick Dethlefs writes songs like a humble Townes Van Zandt, full of haunting melodies and innocent lyricism. Colorado-based Dethlefs’ latest release, 2012’s Fall and Rise, offers folk Americana with effortless sincerity at a time when many acts blatantly strive to revive the stripped-down feel of a musical history long past.

Now in his early twenties, Dethlefs won the 2009 Best Teen Songwriter Award at Swallow Hill Music, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the U.S. dedicated to developing folk and acoustic music. He also received Best Song and Best Performance Awards the same year.

The innate nostalgia embedded in Dethlefs‘ music may have taken root when he first began playing. Inspired by his father, who he lost when he was young, Dethlefs first picked up a guitar at age twelve. Also a musician, Dethlefs’ father left his musical legacy to his son, who is not only humble, but humbling.

Fall and Rise follows on the impressive critical reception of 2010’s full-length Stays the Same and 2011’s split EP with The Eye and the Arrow. Dethlefs has shared the stage with such notables as Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band), Abigail Washburn, Ben Sollee, Mountain Man and Horse Feathers, among others. He has also performed and recorded with members of Paper Bird.

“Dethlefs finds poetry in the memories and that slight pain in the laugh lines.” – Daytrotter

For more about Patrick Dethlefs, visit:
Hear Fall and Rise in its entirety here: https://soundcloud.com/patrick-dethlefs/sets/fall-rise
The Maykit
The Maykit
The Maykit has been making waves in the Greater Denver area's indie scene for nearly 4 years now, and has shared the stage with the likes of Slow Club, Balmorhea, David Dondero, Country Mice, Baywood, Alela Diane, Laura Gibson, Devon Williams, Country Mice, A Weather, Lydia Loveless, Peter Mulvey, Ivan And Alyosha, Roses Pawn Shop, Serious Moonlight (Alan from The Photo Atlas) Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, All Human (Adam from Fear Before, Orbs) Jesus or Genome (Mike from Loom) and Miles Kurosky (from the band Beulah). In addition to building a strong respected name in CO, Max has toured the midwest and west coast with All Human and Jesus Or Genome, including playing Salt Lake City's first independent music festival, Crucial Fest, as well as The Denver Post Music Festival "The UMS" four years in a row.

The Denver Westword had this to say of Max: "Clearly there are some nods to Nick Drake in the way that The Maykit's Max Winne puts a song together. It's there in his ability to conjure images of flights of fantasy — the kind that strike you during your workday in a moment of reprieve from the prosaic tasks at hand". The Maykit has a beautifully original style that must be listened to, and further more witnessed before a true judgement can be cast.

On November 21st Over Water was added to the group of albums The Maykit has released (Two Full Lengths and on EP.) The new full band approach gives a more dynamic sound while still remaining true to the folk style.
Venue Information:
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209