The Welcome Matt

KC Turner Presents

The Welcome Matt

Guinevere Q, Seth & Erma

Sat, May 13, 2017

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

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

"More Empire Days" Album Release

The Welcome Matt
The Welcome Matt
After a successful 3 year foray into modern dance composition complete with live performances in such venues as the Green Music Center Sonoma States Person Theater, the Cowell at Fort Mason and wide array of groovy modern pop singles as Matt EL, MATT LANGLOIS returns to his more indie rock flavors with THE WELCOME MATT. His long running music project since 2000.

The still standing and still local San Franciscan songwriter returns focused and inspired by current events with “MORE EMPIRE DAYS”. Part sequel part reimagining of his 2004 Bush era “Empire Days” that spawned international attention with (Wake Me Up) In san Francisco and
literally 100’s of hilarious YouTube tourist videos featuring the song.

Blurring the lines between storyteller and observer of modern day (under major transition) San Francisco and his personal setting for over 23 years he playfully tackles gentrification in the upbeat and catchy “Boutique City” and “My Town”. He jumps to gun violence in the soft spoken “No Enemies” and the killing of African Americans by police in an infectious reggae mood of “The Latest One to Go”. A blue collar is awoken to empathy in “Apathy”.

A woman escapes the manipulation of a narcissist in “Feel Something”. A Drone Pilot is riddled with guilt in a bluesy off kilter Captain Beefheart inspired (or perhaps Tom Waits?) “Drone Pilot Blues”. On the title track “More Empire Days” Langlois comes off as an American Damon Albarn in a sad yet hopeful haunting piano ballad listing the things empire will need to perpetuate itself inside a fractured (yet melodic) arrangement. And though he doesn’t mention the man himself, with “The Man in The Golden Tower” I would bet that the description of the James Bond type villain was inspired by the new commander in chief. Drummer Mike Stevens and Jeff Symonds who doubles on bass and keyboards duty are relatively new in The Welcome Matts long history but jump onto these tracks like they’re in their first college band rife with enthusiasm with the specific goal to keep Langlois’s ray of positivity afloat in a world of frustration.
Guinevere Q
Guinevere Q
Guinevere Q is an activist, poet and musician
Seth & Erma
Seth & Erma
Together, Seth & Erma come together to create a blend of progressive gypsy folk filled with harmonies, violin, banjo, and guitar. Erma and Seth met talking music at The Lost Church bar. Upon learning of each other’s quirky solo albums (Bambina: Miss Erma, Bird Strings: Seth Lael) they began playing music together shortly after. Erma herself on violin, reveals her
two decades of classical training. Her deep familiarity with the jazz vocal tradition is also immediately evident, inviting comparisons to such legends as Nancy Wilson and Ella Fitzgerald. Seth’s distinctive combination of progressive folk and Americana, creates an equally intimate and playful work on the guitar and banjo. Together, they created a duo that reshaped and supported each of their own songs and combined their solo careers to now be Seth & Erma.
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133
http://www.docslabsf.com