Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue + talker + Dan Sadin
$7 – 9pm – 21+
Sadin has established a ten year career playing, writing, producing and performing with artists like FRENSHIP, Holychild, MØ, Jessie Ware and Sabrina Claudio at venues and festivals around the world. In the summer of 2018, he released his debut, eponymous EP, receiving attention from notable outlets such as All Things Go, Grimy Goods, We Found New Music and Buzzbands LA.
Sadin’s style draws on a nostalgic reverence for heroes who have come before like Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith, while writing a new story and sound that inspires hope that our generation of artists can shift the current narrative from disconnection to connection. Sadin’s songs don’t claim to know the answers but rather reveal the process of growth that it has taken for him to find his own voice
Working on new music slotted for release in the Fall of 2019, Dan Sadin intimately shares the experience of an internal battle so many of us are fighting: the choice to conform and be accepted or stand out and risk rejection. In choosing the latter, Dan delivers the raw, familiar, heartache we have all felt when we take that risk to speak our truth. It’s impossible to hear these songs and not feel something.
talker is the grunge-pop project of Los Angeles-based Celeste Tauchar. The name is a nod to her last name, notorious in her family for being misspelled and mispronounced. Starting out touring and playing for other bands including electro-pop group FRENSHIP, Tauchar quickly gained extensive performance experience at venues and festivals like Red Rocks, The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The El Rey Theatre (LA), Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. After years of writing and developing on an artistic & personal level, Tauchar began independently releasing music under the name “talker”, which received attention from such notable outlets as Alternative Press, Grimy Goods, We Found New Music, Buzzbands LA, and more. Her first single “Collateral Damage” reached #5 on the Hype Machine popular charts, and her single “Intimidated” was featured on Spotify’s “Pulp” playlist. These early releases resulted in talker’s debut EP “Horror Films”, which featured collaborations with April Bender and Dan Sadin, production from Sadin and Phil Simmonds, mixing by Mike Pepe and Jesse Ernster, and mastering by Dave Harris.
Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue
Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue is a band from San Francisco, fronted by singer and electric guitarist, Madi Sipes. With her captivating voice and mature songwriting, Madi started gaining fans at a young age in her hometown of Placerville, California. While performing one of her songs at a summer camp talent show, Madi caught the attention of counselor and Los Angeles-based songwriter Andrew Heringer. The two began long-distance collaboration over the next few years, while Andrew was performing and touring in the band Milo Greene.
In the spring of 2015, Madi recruited longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koen (drums) to form her band. The band traveled to Los Angeles to finish writing and recording the final few songs for Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue’s forthcoming debut: After Hours. Pulling from a diversity of influences — including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Ocean and Fleet Foxes — After Hours showcases what The Sacramento Bee describes as “feisty and sultry indie soul pop.”