FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 18, 2017
PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo Arts Alliance and Songbird Cellars will host a winter fundraiser concert featuring Shook Twins and in/PLANES on February 7 at the historic Olde Towne Carriage House (102 S. Victoria Avenue) on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music will begin with in/PLANES at 7:30 p.m.
Shook Twins are well known on the indie-folk circuit for their experimental style that showcases unconventional sonic elements like banjo-head drumming and beatboxing. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook headline the Portland-based band that bears their name. Niko Slice, Barra Brown and Josh Simon complete the band with additional vocals, electric guitar, mandolin drums, bass, and synth. Their latest single, “Call Me Out,” comes on the heels of their studio albums You Can Have the Rest, Window and What We Do.
Pueblo is the first Colorado stop on their winter tour. This concert marks the first time Shook Twins will perform in Pueblo.
“This is a special opportunity to see an amazing, fast-rising national act in an intimate venue while at the same time supporting the momentum of the Pueblo arts and culture scene,” says Chris Huggins, owner of Pueblo’s Songbird Cellars. “Shook Twins played Red Rocks last year, they’re selling out bigger venues on the West Coast, and they have a huge following in the Pacific Northwest.”
Additionally, Huggins points out, “Shook Twins have strong ties with Colorado-based acts like Gregory Alan Isakov, Elephant Revival, and Trout Steak Revival.”
Pueblo-based vintage pop duo in/PLANES will open in support of Shook Twins. in/PLANES (as in exploring musical “Planes” of existence) is a duo consisting of musical soulmates Desirae Garcia (bass/vocals) and Inaiah Lujan (guitar/vocals), founders and core members of popular folk group The Haunted Windchimes.
“It’s quite an honor to have in/PLANES open for the Shook Twins,” says Arts Alliance Executive Director Daniel Levinson. “When we get a concert like this, I realize how fortunate we are to have musicians of this caliber in our own backyard. Alongside the incredibly talented Shook Twins, this lineup is a recipe for awesomeness.”
In addition to the bands, the fundraiser will feature a silent auction and exhibition of locally made artwork available for sale. Accomplished oil painter Teresa Vito, who created the certified Pueblo Chile brand artwork and recently completed a mural of the image at Arts Alliance Studios, will live paint during the concert. The finished painting will be auctioned off to benefit Pueblo Arts Alliance. A food truck will be parked on the street, and a full cash bar will be available inside the venue.
Advance tickets for this all-ages show are currently available for $15 from Brown Paper Tickets at http://shooktwinspueblo.bpt.me.