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Wilder Maker w/ Righteous Bucks & Kong Moon at The Press Room

The Press Room
77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States(603) 431-5186

Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm | 21+
$5 Advanced | $5 Day of Show 

About Wilder Maker

Urban pastorals unfold in the music of Gabriel Birnbaum, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer behind the songs of Brooklyn’s Wilder Maker. Wilder Maker’s songs keenly observe landscapes of desire and abandon, filled with colorful characters and street revelations, in a musical setting as boldly diverse as their NYC home base.

Birnbaum’s songs find expression through longtime collaborators Katie Von Schleicher, who releases her own mesmerizing solo work, on keyboards and vocals; Sean Mullins (Kevin Garrett) on drums; and Nick Jost (Baroness) on bass. Von Schleicher’s singing balances and supports Birnbaum’s writing and vocals, a counterpoint fully explored on “New Streets”/“Only Child,” Wilder Maker’s contribution to Saddle Creek’s Document series of singles that introduce new work from innovative bands around the country. It marks Wilder Maker’s first release since 2015’s EP trilogy, Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire.

“New Streets,” a restless stroll through an ecstatic day, driven by guitars, saxophones, and Von Schleicher’s vocals, was recorded at Figure 8 Recording by Sam Owens, who records for Saddle Creek as Sam Evian, and features lead guitar from Adam Brisbin (Sam Evian, Jolie Holland). “Only Child,” Birnbaum’s poetic evocation of childhood echoes and ghosts, insinuates itself with familiar-feeling guitars until minor-key shivers reveal the song’s aching heart. “Only Child” was recorded by Bryan Pugh at Rubber Tracks Brooklyn, and features the guitar work of another longtime associate, Will Graefe (Okkervil River, Star Rover).

About Righteous Bucks

A new band of old friends, Righteous Bucks is a fresh offering from Max Goransson (Clouder, Quiet Loudly), Drew St. Aubin (Miniboone, TRACKS), and Samuel Rich (Bully Mammoth, Miniboone).

As veterans of the Brooklyn indie rock scene, the three have played venues all across the country, as well as appeared at festivals big and small, including Bonnaroo, SXSW, Northside, and CMJ. They have also shared bills with bands like Parquet Courts, Real Estate, Sharon Van Etten, Andrew WK, Speedy Ortiz, Joyce Manor, The Grates, and The B-52s.

About Kong Moon

Kong Moon is a modern day garage rock band with a nostalgic attitude and delivery. Formed close to two years ago on the Seacoast of NH in the warehouse of Stoneface Brewing Company, Kong Moon is comprised of four friends who are fueled by low fill beer and loud guitars.

Since their foundation, they have shared their unique brand of indie garage folk rock throughout the Seacoast. Released in 2018, their debut EP entitled DangerBeach (available on bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple music) has been described as, “A collection of tunes that permeate the best of ’90s alt/indie rock without ever existing in the ’90s.”~ Chris Hislop EDGE Magazine.

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