A New York Times review reported that Drink Up Buttercup “lunges joyously into every jangly chord and full-throated chorus” and “brought a smile to every face I could see, and the bashing on that garbage can lid couldnâ€™t obscure some genuinely pretty and expressive harmonies.” NPR’s “All Songs Considered” described Drink Up Buttercup as “[p]sychedelic without being cheesy,” sounding “like a sinister carnival.”
The Philadelphia-based combo consists of guitarist/singer/songwriter Jim Harvey, percussionist Mike T. and multi-instrumentalists Farzad Houshiarnejad and Ben Money. Their music recalls everything from the Beatles and Beach Boys to Arcade Fire and Black Sabbath. Drink Up Buttercup tours in support of the new album “Born and Thrown on a Hook.”
Laura Stevenson and the Cans will open the show with a sound that blends ragged folk with indie rock. They released their debut pressing, called simply “A Record,” earlier this month.
Campus radio station WNYO and the college’s Artswego Performing Arts Series sponsor the Indie Series.
Tickets cost $7 for the public, or $5 for SUNY Oswego students, available through http://tickets.oswego.edu or at the door. For more information, contact Jasmyn Belcher, artistic director of the Indie Series, at IndieSeries@gmail.com.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Building Buttercup—Drink Up Buttercup will bring a sound NPR’s “All Songs Considered” called “[p]sychedelic without being cheesy” and resembling “a sinister carnival” to headline SUNY Oswego’s Indie Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom. The eclectic stylings of Laura Stevenson and the Cans will open the show.
(Posted: Apr 14, 2010)