Cillie Barnes Residency

Bootleg Theater Presents

Cillie Barnes Residency

Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds), JUNK, Palm Springsteen

Mon. September 17, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

Cillie Barnes
Cillie Barnes
As a collective of LA night-crawlers, Cillie Barnes is a five-piece, avant-pop project helmed by Vanessa Long, previously in Family of the Year.

On board with Long now are Marko Kurtović, Nick White, Thomas Berg, and Andrew Tyler – and for those keeping tabs, their celebrity couple name would be Bergler Long Whitević.

The LA native released two E.P.’s,

Happy Valley and Friendly Witch (produced by Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott);

Had her songs placed in a couple television shows, and has had some quotes written about her.

“Cillie channels the mysterious manic pixie..” (MTV)

Some have described the music as, “Unsettling stylistically as it is thematically..”(BuzzBands)

And some say that it, “Falls around you like a cloak of magic, rich and duskily beautiful..” (Vice Noisy)

But that’s all in the past now and you can make up your own damn mind, can’t you?


Cillie Barnes’ debut full-length, Cobra Lily, produced by Joe Keefe, welcomes you into her moon-lit, imaginative world of sentimental storytelling, anthemic dream pop, and cinematic instrumentation.

A theatrical thread flows throughout these songs transporting you to Twin Peak’s Roadhouse; like at the end of an episode..

leaving you light and lifted, a vague haunting settling sneakily into the dust.

After playing shows with Jenny Lewis, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Maria Taylor, Elliot Sumner, etc..and their own month long residency at The Satellite, Long and her crew enjoy the finer things in life.

Running the Grand Canyon, Good animation, Haunted houses, Hounds, Cheese, Boardgames, Murder Mysteries and Magick.
Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds)
Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds)
American singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn is a shape-shifter who can’t sit still. Since 2010 she’s worked under the moniker The Mynabirds, releasing three critically acclaimed and stylistically different albums on Saddle Creek: What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010) and GENERALS (2012), both produced by Richard Swift, and Lovers Know (2015). She has also toured as a member of the Postal Service (2013) and Bright Eyes (2011), helped found Omaha Girls Rock (a non-profit helping young girls find their voices), and in 2013 gave a TED talk based on her “New Revolutionists” portrait project, exploring what it means to be a revolutionary woman in this day and age. Before the Mynabirds, Laura was a member of DC indie band Georgie James with Q And Not U’s John Davis, and also put out two self-produced solo albums on the label she founded herself, Laboratory Records.
Through all of her transformations, there’s one thing that remains constant: her voice. She’s been compared to Cat Power, Fiona Apple and Adele. And while her songs might show up dressed in new ways on each new release, they still very much embody Laura’s distinct songwriting style. “I’ve always been most inspired by the songwriter chameleons,” Laura says. “David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, PJ Harvey, Bjork. They play — with their arrangements, their tones, their personas. But when it comes down to it, every song could be strummed on guitar, or played alone at a keyboard. And at the heart of it, they’re storytellers.” Laura is setting out on a full US solo tour this fall, stripping all of her songs back to bare bones, the way they were originally conceived: just a piano and her voice.

“…songs so elegantly composed that many could pass for old standards… Burhenn is as heartbreaking and tuneful as her finest inspirations while investing her songs with a calm fatalism that sets her apart.” –Pitchfork
JUNK
JUNK
Evan Weiss

Brandon Intelligator

Sam KS

Patrick Kelly
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/