Sam Kogon

Sam Kogon

Stray Owls, Shadowgraphs

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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

$6.00 - $8.00

Sam Kogon
Sam Kogon
Sam Kogon (born June 17, 1990) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known for his solo career as well as his work with The Vanderbuilts. Kogon is also the current lead singer for the 1960's "baroque-pop" group, The Left Banke. Kogon's vocals have been compared to the likes of Roy Orbison and Steve Martin Caro (whom Kogon currently fills in for with The Left Banke).
Stray Owls
Stray Owls
After self-releasing EP’s in late 2015 and early 2016, Stray Owls, the Mebane, NC duo of Scott Griffiths and Matt French are ecstatic to be releasing their first full length, A Series of Circles, on February 17th via Potluck Foundation, a Chapel Hill/Durham-based boutique record label for tastemakers and music nerds. Building on the fuzz-folk of their previous releases and live shows, the band fleshed out these recordings by incorporating mellotron, drums, a typewriter, piano, xylophone, banjo, and layers of feedback that all find a place, sprinkled throughout these ten songs. Matt and Scott trade lead vocals and fuse traditional storytelling with stream of conscious imagery that seems to seep into their non-traditional structure of songwriting. Despite being self-taught, they play all the instruments on A Series of Circles, with the exception of drums. The album was recorded by veteran engineer, Jerry Kee (Superchunk, Polvo, Schooner, The Kneads), at his Duck Kee Studio (#8) in Mebane, NC. Jerry’s patience and willingness to let the band try things out were paramount to these recordings coming out the way they did. Jerry also handled drums and percussion duties on the album, which added another dimension to the songs the band couldn’t create as a duo. All in all, A Series of Circles was blessed by a few overly calculated last second decisions and some completely random happy accidents. Stay tuned for more. Stray Owls are just getting started.
Shadowgraphs
Shadowgraphs
Shadowgraphs is a neo-psychedelic band from Charlotte, NC, comprised of internationally known collage artist Bryan Olson and fellow German cosmonaut Charles Glade (Wils). Both ends met after being introduced through a mutual friend who thought the two shared similar musical interests. Bryan and Wils instantly sparked a connection and songs began to emerge. The two would experiment late nights with tape machines, sharing music and production ideas, and writing songs. After only four months of meeting, an EP titled “Return to Zero” was written and the band was officially born with Ethan Ricks on Bass and Cody Hare on Drums.

“The six-song release is a mesmerizing psychedelic overtaking in the vein of 13th floor Elevators and the golden age of enlightening psychedelic rock. The tracks blend together so stylishly it makes me want to drink spiked strawberry lemonades in the sunshine. “Moonchild” is one of those unattainably perfect nights where the groove is set by smart, steady rhythm and lights fizz around your head even (and especially) when your eyes are closed. “Return to Zero” is straightforward, bluesy and a completely distinctive sound to come out of our Queen City.” –Shirley Griffith CltureMag

Since Return to Zero, Shadowgraphs put out a two song EP titled “Midnight Tea” containing a Syd era Pink Floyd cover of "See Emily Play" along with an unreleased Kinks cover of "This Strange Effect." The EP was featured on New Zealand music Blog “The Active Listener”.

Venomous Blossoms, Shadowgraphs follow-up 10 song LP, is finished and currently being pressed for Vinyl with an expected release date in April under the label Golden Brown out of Portland, OR. This LP was recorded all to 2” 24 track tape at Bryan’s home studio with the band, followed by mix down to 1/2” tape in Athens, GA at Chasepark Transduction Studios with Drew Vandenberg (Toro y Moi, Of Montreal, Deerhunter), and then finally shipped out to Telegraph Mastering in Portland, OR for Mastering.

In the meantime the band has been picking up momentum playing shows and festivals with acts such as Son Lux, Vinyl Williams, Sunflower Bean, Ringo Deathstarr, Shonen Knife, Natalie Prass, Neon Indian, and many more.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/