Vagabonds

The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Presents...

Vagabonds

My Heart and Liver Are the Best of Friends, Caezar, Foster Pace

Tue, January 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00

This event is all ages

Vagabonds
Vagabonds
There are bands like Grand Rapids, Michigan’s VAGABONDS, whose music is so personal, so intimate, that it eclipses these other purposes for the listener, and the album becomes almost memoir-esque. I Don’t Know What To Do Now, the band’s first full-length, is singer-songwriter Luke Dean’s story, a memory book stuffed full of black and white photos, of powerful quotes, of artifacts of a life survived.

The album starts with “A Memory,” in which Dean quite literally recounts a moment in his life as if reading an excerpt from his diary, but quickly moves into “A Self Fulfilling Prophecy,” a song whose mood and melody transports the listener to this scene. Here, gentle guitars cradle Dean’s subdued voice while a lonely trumpet floats above them. toward the end of the album, a song like “Nineveh” offers the counterpoint; Dean screams, “I close my eyes and I see violence,” above tumbling drums during a tense verse, then repeats, “I am darker than you think,” as his guitar paces back and forth like a caged tiger. But on most of I Don’t Know What To Do Now, Dean sets his scenes using only his voice and his Telecaster. When a quiet beat swells at the end of “Paralysis,” when a tambourine shivers on “Ambulance (I Am Nothing),” it’s easy not to notice. This is because Dean’s delicate melodies and brave confessions possess enough weight. His songs are about heavy subjects: depression and self-care and suicide—and, of course, courage and redemption.

Ultimately, bands like Vagabonds offer the listener little room for interpretation. But here they get something more than, say, another expressive portrait or a mere political manifesto; they get honesty, passion, catharsis, all candid and raw—Luke Dean’s truth, his whole self.

VAGABONDS’ I Don’t Know What To Do Now will be available worldwide starting June 30 via Blood & Ink Records.
My Heart and Liver Are the Best of Friends
My Heart and Liver Are the Best of Friends
Two piece Emo project from Northeastern Oklahoma
Caezar
Caezar
From the heart of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; two young artist join together to create a refreshing mix of indie/Alt with a Pop twist that will keep your head bobbing and toes tapping. You can easily feel their contageous energy and love for life in their new song "DO YOU EVER FEEL?".
Foster Pace
Foster Pace
Original Ambient Electronic/Art Rock/Experimental music by Foster Pace.
https://www.soundcloud.com/fosterpace
Venue Information:
The Vanguard
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.thevanguardtulsa.com