Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
7:00 pm San Pond http://www.sanpond.com
San Pond is the latest project for Brooklyn songwriter Billy Bouchard, incorporating elements of folk, garage and indie country, with a strong appreciation for craft. On May 5 they will perform their newly released single "Harbor Lights," on Ghost House Recordings.
8:00pm Goh Nakamura http://www.gohnakamura.com
Goh Nakamura is a San Francisco based Singer-Songwriter, Composer, and Actor. His break-through came in 2007 when his video for "Embarcadero Blues" was featured on YouTube's front page, racking up over a million views in its first few weeks and earning him an immense international fan base. Goh’s music as a session musician and composer are featured prominently in films such as Ridley Scott's A GOOD YEAR, AMERICAN GANGSTER, and BODY OF LIES. The title track of "Daylight Savings" was also included on the soundtrack to the Robert Benton film FEAST OF LOVE starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.
Goh's acting career took off when he was cast to star as a fictional version of himself in Dave Boyle's feature film SURROGATE VALENTINE. The film premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, garnering critical acclaim and moving on to the Dallas International Film Festival where Goh took home the Special Jury Prize for acting.
Between 2011-12 he travelled the film festival circuit with his third album, "Motion from the Music Picture" and his second film DAYLIGHT SAVINGS which also premiered at SXSW Film Festival in 2012. He was chosen as a “New American Filmmaker” by the Vilcek Foundation at the 2012 Hawaii Film Festival.
9:15pm Michelle Amador ALBUM RELEASE http://michelleamador.bandcamp.com
Michelle Amador is a Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter. Her new album, How To Love (Bright White Light Music), will be released at this show and features 12 songs and Michelle's debut recording as rhodes/piano player as singer. Tim Bulkley will perform on drums and Ben Campbell on bass. Goh Nakamura will join the set to perform guitar on the album's fourth track "Shoes."
"Bliss with heart" - PopMatters
"Silken-voiced" - SF Chronicle
"a new breed of musician." - Mercury News
Michelle was a featured participant as one of sixty artists out of 2,000 applicants worldwide to attend the Red Bull Music Academy 2004. There she worked with various producers and launched songs that have been featured on NPR, BBC Radio 1xtra, and various television shows. She was also recently selected to perform as one of thirteen bands representing Brooklyn in WNYC / The Greene Space 2014 Battle of the Boroughs.
10:00pm Rockford Files https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVCExcUJ2NheP7tLpZ-F3nzlG61bdnoG0
Original ensemble arrangements of cherished TV-theme songs from shows such as Greatest American Hero, Love Boat, Rawhide, and more. Matt Nelson and Evan Francis, saxophones. Goh Nakamura, guitar and voice. Karlie Bruce, guitar and voice. Tim Bulkley, drums and voice. Ben Campbell, synth. Kurt Kotheimer, bass
$8 in advance, $10 at door Age limit: 21+