Matt Costa

Matt Costa

Nick Shattuck

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$20.00 - $23.00

This event is 21 and over

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Matt Costa
Matt Costa
Like certain other Southern California songwriters before him, Matt Costa has drifted through a strange and varied lifein music, pushed toward pop music at a young age, selling hundreds of thousands of records and touring the world onthe strong back of a simple, direct, and freewheeling debut. In the last few years, Costa took heavy stock in his work,and made unexpected turns into more progressive and thoughtful territories. This new direction has found himwandering; an outlier between the worlds of his own development as an artist, modern Orange County, his formerlabel Brushfire Records, and cutting through the center of a now hidden and older California mystique.Prolific at every turn, Matt has taken on the aura of a classic California drifter, spinning records in the midnight hoursof his local Laguna Beach radio station, writing by day cataclysmically varied music, from fingerpicked John Fahey­likenumbers, to cut up poetry, to howlers harkening back to an other­worldly sound; complete with a range of writinginvoking a Kinksian sensibility, early rock & roll­ Eric Burdon and the Animals, Van Morrison's Them, and the guitarplaying and arrangements of Brian Jones.The last years have been eventful ones. Born and raised in Laguna Beach, Costa met some filmmakers hard at work ona documentary entitled Orange Sunshine detailing the story of the Brotherhood of Eternal love; a coastal churchcentered on psychedelics who became the largest manufacturers and distributors of LSD in the United States. Mattcomposed the entire score, beginning to tap into the underlying myths and secrets of his hometown. The musicstands on its own and this year sees the release of the film, to rave reviews at its premier at SXSW, and showings atCanyon Festivals in Sedona, Maui, San Francisco, and in October, the illustrious British Film Institute in London, among others.The soundtrack LP of Matt's original score will be released in companion later this fall.Concurrently with the film, Matt Costa began to write so much music that it threw off label schedules. Exhausted bytalk of record and touring cycles, and the economics of the music industry, Matt quietly self released a total of 5 EP'sof music from 2015 into Spring of 2016. Leaving his label behind, he played some one off shows before turning homeand getting back to work on new music.An enthusiastic fan of John Steinbeck, who once lived and wrote in a cottage near Costa's home in Laguna Beach, themusician modeled his new music on Steinbeck's early short story collection "The Pastures of Heaven," written inLaguna and of which Costa owns a rare first edition. "All the stories in that book are very different, but they'reinterrelated as they all come from one place," he says. "This project was conceptually more on that level than a musiclevel."This music, now carefully being compiled on a forthcoming double vinyl, as the collection Ghosts in the Room willfeature the majority of Matt's non­soundtrack output and unreleased B­Sides from the last 24 months. It is a wild andvaried exploration of artistic intent and a singular document of what is to come next.Autumn 2016l will welcome the release of the Orange Sunshine Film Soundtrack, complete with a unique companiontour combining screenings of the film with a special performance by Matt Costa and his band. It is music that hints ata songwriter cutting through to something greater and stranger; an artist arriving at a new incarnation. "The endpicture is yet to be discovered," says Costa
Nick Shattuck
Nick Shattuck
Born and raised in the blue collar Mississippi River communities of Western Wisconsin, Nick Shattuck adapted a bare bones, blues influenced honesty in his singing and songwriting from the start. Relocating to Southern California in the fall of 2011 with a bag full of folk/soul songs that liken him to a pleasant combination of Ray LaMontagne and John Mayer, Nick has quickly made a name for himself in the cut throat singer/songwriter community of L.A. With his new EP, "Up Late, Dreaming" in hand, Nick has spent the last year building his rapidly growing fan base while supporting such talented acts as Eddie Money, Howie Day, Ben Taylor, Meiko, Tyler Hilton, Mark Ballas, and Josh Krajik. While he now calls Southern California home, Nick continues to use his inspiration from the Midwest to write songs from the soul, intimate and often emotional depictions of his day to day encounters and experiences.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com