Jonah Matranga

Jonah Matranga

The Pauses, The First Sun

Tue, June 5, 2018

9:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Jonah Matranga - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Jonah Matranga
Jonah Matranga is a musician, author, and educator. His recent book, Alone Rewinding: 23 Years of Fatherhood & Music, uses songs from throughout his life to look back at his innovative music career, his daughter’s childhood, and his own. His music is somewhere in between Prince, Bjork and The Clash, but it doesn’t really fit into any genre. Over the last 20 years, he’s been a part of several bands (Far, New End Original, Gratitude, Moral Mazes, Camorra), played for years as onelinedrawing, and continues to perform under his own name.
Jonah has played with, collaborated with, and influenced artists such as Frank Turner, Kimya Dawson, Deftones, Sepultura, Jimmy Eat World, Jawbox, Fort Minor, Lupe Fiasco... and lots more.
Jonah has played as many house shows as he has huge festivals, and he brings the same thing regardless of where he’s playing — ambitious songwriting, weird wit and honesty, and an interest in making it personal, direct, and fresh every time.
The Pauses
The Pauses
The Pauses' (who prefer that their possessive noun-ing be spelled Pauseses) overall sound is one anchored in complexion and combination, a world where guitars are BFFs with synthesizers, horns, bells, and ukuleles. Tierney Tough's bright, fresh voice glides just as easily atop the breathy sparkle and agile math of Rock Band track "Go North" as it does the indie-pop sway and post-hardcore torque of "Beyond Bianca." From the serious, atmospheric mood of "The Migration" and "Pull the Pin" to the lithe, glitchy charm of "Hands Up". The Pauses got mad range, often in the same song. Rooted in the dynamics and ethos of '90s indie rock, their sound is a balancing act between rock and electronics, airiness and heft, suppleness and angularity. And their debut album, "A Cautionary Tale" (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines) shows that you can explore without losing your core.
Venue Information:
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101