Port City Music Hall
Wet

98.9 WCLZ presents

Wet

Nat Baldwin, Blonder

Sun, April 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$22.50 Advance / $25 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Wet
Wet
Wet is recognized for their deeply-hued emotional pop well documented by the New York Times, The Guardian, NPR and others. Rolling Stone included them in their 10 New Artists Defining The Sound Of Now this past spring, noting the band has "set themselves apart with music that combines the elegant ache of Nineties R&B with the raw honesty of indie pop…" Crediting Wet's drama-wringing, confessional lyrical style, Don't You was embraced by critics and music fans alike with the album's opening track, "It's All in Vain," soaring to #1 on Hype Machine and cracking the upper tier of the Spotify Viral 50 chart. The band's previous U.S. tour established them as a breakthrough live act, which continued with a slew of summer festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Firefly and Outside Lands. Wet is comprised of the enigmatic Kelly Zutrau and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow.
Nat Baldwin
Nat Baldwin
After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Nat Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. He has performed on Grizzly Bear's Shields, Vampire Weekend's Contra, Department of Eagles' In Ear Park, and Phosphorescent's Pride. Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat found time to write and record In The Hollows, his followup to 2011's People Changes. In The Hollows features Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Lia Ices, Espers), Rob Moose (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bon Iver), and the Ymusic string trio.
Discussing the album's production, Nat says "I wanted to achieve a consistency throughout that my past albums have lacked. I wanted the strings to add to the mournful quality of the songs, weaving their way through the sonic terrain, providing emotional emphasis, but also leaving necessary amounts of space. Albums by Nick Drake, Judee Sill, Joanna Newsom, Antony & the Johnsons, and Bill Callahan, to name a few, provided inspiration in balancing that intimacy with minimal, but powerful, adornments." Immersive, athletic, and often profound, In The Hollows represents his clearest and most consistent album-length statement, melodically, structurally, and lyrically. Nat explains that "I hope it is as unsettling as it is beautiful. I want it to make people feel things they can't describe."
Blonder
Blonder
New York City's Constantine Anastasakis presents the debut EP from his musical project, Blonder, set for a late September 2016 release. Recorded between New York and LA, "EP1" utilizes sonic and lyrical dualities as means of passively graphing the highs and "lows of a void and voracious romance. Romantic narratives of mainstay indie rock are relit in a light self-determined "coolness" while instrumentation from 80s New Wave is employed against Constantine's self-assured voice to create a sense of personal and sonic nostalgia.

Recorded with Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe) at the former Sound City Studios, now Fairfax Recording, "EP1" features writing and production from friends of Constantine's including Waylon Rector (Kitten), Caleb Shreve (Phantogram, Tegan and Sara), Brian Lee (Fifth Harmony, KYGO) and Aaron Maine (Porches). "EP1" is due out in early 2017.

"Synth-pop with real post-punk leanings...[Lean is]half-euphoria and half longing for something past, with impeccable production." - Clash Magazine
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101