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Kendra McKinley, King Dream

Undercover & Second Line Vinyl present

Kendra McKinley

King Dream

Andrew St. James

Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13 ADV - $16 DOOR

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Kendra McKinley
Kendra McKinley is a San Francisco Bay Area singer, songwriter and bandleader whose songs burst with color, wonder, sensuality and wit. Finger painting with the sounds of chamber pop, jazz, soul and psychedelia, McKinley draws from a deep well of empathy. Whether she’s performing solo with a guitar and a looping pedal, fronting a full funk band, or collaborating with artists both local and around the globe, McKinley’s confident, honeyed voice enacts a gravitational pull on all who hear it.
King Dream
King Dream is an indie psych-rock project from Bay Area songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Lyon. With a soulful voice, roots planted in the golden era of California psychedelia, and a wry energy that places him firmly in the 21st century, Lyon charts a path through timeless themes: disillusionment with oneself, with adulthood, with one’s country — and the discovery, time and again, that somehow there’s still plenty worthy of a love song.

Lyon, a Bay Area native, previously co-founded the folk-rock band Tumbleweed Wanderers, who toured the country for five years before disbanding in 2016. Inspired by songwriters like Jim James, Jonathan Wilson and Blake Mills, Lyon spent the next two years questioning and reinventing himself — and, thanks to his vocal ability and versatility, soon became one of the most in-demand sidemen in the Bay. Playing with different bands, he picked up a few things: new instruments and arrangement techniques; a love of darker textures and moody, atmospheric sounds on electric guitar. And then an invaluable collaborator- producer: Lyon credits Graham Patzner of Whiskerman with helping to shape and carry the new project from idea to reality.

King Dream’s self-titled debut, out now, 2018, is a reemergence of sorts. It’s also a good record for a long drive along the coast. It’s about places, relationships and empires crumbling, and the possibilities that announce themselves when the dust has cleared — when you find yourself alone for the first time in a long while, and you open your mouth and see what comes out.

- Emma Silvers

King Dream blends anthemic and cosmic, bombastic and subdued, with reckless abandon and finesse.
Andrew St. James
San Francisco native, Andrew St. James' outlook may seem contrary to his generations unwavering optimism and the idea that the best is yet to come...that what we have done before is only setting the stage. His music is complex and introspective and sometimes dark. Like the over 50 million young people of his generation, he grew up with images of the Twin Towers falling; Occupy Wall Street; wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and inner-city violence being replayed daily on the nightly news...and it shows in his writing. As a voyeur of modern life's travails, his lyrics echo with complex questions and commentary.
As part of that super generation aged 18-29 called Millennials, St. James exhibits all of the narcissism of his age, bringing the perspectives of his generation to an old genre of rock music with a new connectivity we have not seen before.
Lauded by American Songwriter "a wisdom that extends beyond his years," St. James teamed up with veteran Bay Area producer Jim Greer (Foster the People) in 2013, to produce a work of deep themes and magical lyrics, that would be come his debut album, Doldrums (Fortune/Island Jar).
In October 2014, St. James released his second full-length, The Shakes (Fortune/Island Jar) to critical acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Paste and more.
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