SUNY Oswego Indie Music Series to feature 3 acts Feb. 3

SUNY Oswego’s Indie Music Series will present a bill of Brown Bird, Larcenist and Sam Katz at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

Brown BirdBrown Bird, consisting of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, aims to produce sparse and simple yet intelligent and evocative music that defies easy categorization. The pair mixes guitar, banjo, cello, fiddle, upright bass and percussion for spirited songs that meld folk, rock, blues, world music and more.

They tour in support of their live-to-tape October 2011 album, “Salt for Salt,” their fifth album overall but first stripped down to a duo. For more information and music samples, visit http://brownbird.net.

Featuring members raised in Upstate New York, the Boston-based band Larcenist brews up a combination of post-punk, folk, Americana and rock in songs drenched in dark tones yet exploring glimmers of hope. The fivesome features Brandon Mastrangelo on guitar, Jonathan Schoeck on piano, Valentin Splitt on violin, Steve Terry on bass and Jonathan Tompkins on drums.

The band offers a free download of its self-titled 2009 album and 2011 EP, “We Become the Hunted,” at http://www.myspace.com/larcenistmusic.

Syracuse-based singer-songwriter Sam Katz presents music with a soaring voice backed by acoustic guitar. More information and performance videos of Katz can be found at http://www.facebook.com/samkatzmusic.

Tickets for the concert cost $10 for the general public, $7 for SUNY Oswego faculty and staff, $5 for SUNY Oswego students.

The Indie Music Series is supported by SUNY Oswego’s Artswego Performing Arts Series and student-run WNYO-FM radio station.

PHOTO CAPTION: Musical birds—Brown Bird, the duo of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, will headline a three-act bill in the next installment of the SUNY Oswego Indie Music Series. The show, also featuring Larcenist and Sam Katz, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

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(Posted: Jan 25, 2012)

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