Saturday, February 22nd at The Auditorium (at Merton Co-Op – 777 Camino Pescadero)
Mutual Benefit (Brooklyn, NY) operates without the constraints of a solid line-up surrounding primary member Jordan Lee, instead having each release featuring a literal orchestra of collaborators and co-conspirators. The ever-changing folk rock orchestra (touring as a duo) most recently developed ‘Thunder Follows the Light’, a 2018 full-length is a fully realized and expansive work with poetic lyrics ruminating about death, rebirth and everything inbetween.
Originally the solo music project of it’s namesake Lisa Sonoda, the four-person Sonoda (Los Angeles, CA) band marries beautiful mellow pop sensibilities with key aspects of ambient and indie rock. Their most recent release ‘Half-Life/The Mark’ is self-described as a two song yin/yang that showcases two sides of the project while their most recent full-length release ‘Karaoke Life’ is ten songs of intuitive and thought-provoking songs showcasing the project fully as a band for the first time.
Developing a reputation as a well-traveled and always traveling minstrel of sorts. it seems as though Eamon Fogarty will be departing Santa Barbara as he arrived, guitar in hand and with new experiences to craft into songs to serenade of his former California lifestyle. Originally hailing from the northeastern corner of the country and soon venturing to the southwest, this may be one of the last chances to see Eamon as a resident of Santa Barbara, although i’m sure the road will bring him back to us eventually.
Gracious thanks to The Auditorium / Merton Co-Op for being a generous host to this show and a beacon of all-ages music in the Santa Barbara area. Respect the house, it’s residents, the space and each other. Bring cash donations for the touring artist(s). Venmo accepted if necessary. NOTAFLOF. Check out Merton’s page as well as KCSB-FM andFUNZONE’s pages for more upcoming local music and community events.