Briston Maroney

Fri Feb 18 2022

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

The New Parish

1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

$20 ADV - $22 DOOR

All Ages

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Another Planet Entertainment is committed to producing safe events. Patrons attending this event at The New Parish are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue. Per Alameda County, masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Proof is one of the following:

  • Green or Amber Health Pass by CLEAR
  • CDC Vaccination Card (photos will be accepted)
  • CA Digital Vaccine Card
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL BE ACCEPTED:

  • Test results from any location listed on the Health Pass by CLEAR app
  • Test results from a lab with confirmation of results, including date, time and name matching the ID of the ticket holder
  • A home test that works with an app which supplies verifiable results, with name, date and time
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • Binax at-home tests
  • Ellume at-home tests
  • At home tests with no digital verification of results displaying name, date and time
  • Rapid tests brought to the venue to be performed on-site
  • Antibody tests
 

Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required
Briston Maroney

  • Briston Maroney

    Briston Maroney

    Folk Rock

    For Briston Maroney, it’s been a journey to arrive at the current moment. A mental, physical, emotional, and musical one. But it’s left him equipped: not only with a deep understanding of self, discovered through life’s trials and errors, but just as important, with a piece of art that reflects his personal growth. Sunflower, Maroney’s debut album, is the culmination of the past decade of the now-22-year old’s life. “It’s all of the things I’ve been stoked about since I was 12 coming together,” the wise-beyond-his-years, Nashville-based singer-songwriter says with a laugh of his striking album. “It’s been a literal and physical relationship with the record as far as coming to a point where I understand what parts of me it represents, what it means to me as a person and what it means for my entire life.”
     
    Recorded between the summer of 2019 and early 2020 in LA with acclaimed producer John Congleton, Sunflower is “definitely a milestone,” Maroney admits. “I’d be lying to say I didn’t feel a little bit of that. And why not let yourself enjoy it?” It’s also a gut-punch of fuzzy power chords (“Sinkin”) and genteel acoustics (“Cinnamon”); deftly-composed pop songs (“Freeway”) and hard-charging rockers (“Rollercoaster”). “I put all of myself into it,” Maroney adds of the 10-track LP. In retrospect, he adds, “I definitely have this sense of calmness now. I did what I was capable of doing and I’m just glad I was around my friends and my people to help me get to this point.”
     
    An energetic live performer with a craft first honed in basements, living rooms, and jam-packed clubs, Maroney quickly developed a style steeped in the sweat and sounds of Nashville’s DIY scene. After self-releasing his 2017 debut EP Big Shot and amassing a strong local fan base, Maroney ultimately attracted the attention of Canvasback Music. After signing with the label, his subsequent releases – Carnival (2018), Indiana (2019), and Miracle (2020) – remained entirely self-written with just a single producer credited on each project, namely Grammy Award-winning producer Tone Def and UK-based producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).
     
    When Maroney began to tour the US and Europe alongside other artists, co-writing sessions became commonplace as they created music together while on the road. It was at this point he made the conscious decision that he would seek out additional songwriters and producers to work with on his debut full-length project; as Maroney’s music world grew, so too did his desire for collaboration.
     
    While Maroney is the first to admit he was ‘terrified-in-a-good-way’ to be working alongside top-notch talents with the likes of Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and venerated songwriter Dan Wilson on the creation of Sunflower, over time he came to understand a simple lesson. That being, “If you’re approaching what you’re doing from a place of love and kindness and passion you can be as open and flowing artistically as you want to be with your collaborators,” he says. “I learned a ton from writing with those people,” Maroney continues. “I think the biggest thing I took away is you get to decide how open you want to be, and you get to decide how much of a stage you want to set for emotions in songwriting.”
     
    If there was a sense of apprehension heading into such sessions, it’s only because songwriting, for Maroney, has long been such a highly personal process. “It’s been my journal for a really long time,” he explains. “There’s a beauty in songwriting. It’s a scrapbook. It’s a photo album. And if you’re really putting your heart into what you’re doing and writing songs for the right reasons, every one of them should take you back to a very specific place.” For Maroney, the songs that comprise Sunflower take him along the long and winding path to the present, from his time as a young, upstart-tween musician busking at the Knoxville farmer’s markets to playing dank basement gigs, sobering up amid personal struggles, and finally arriving right now at his most fully-realized self.
     
    “Hopefully this record is representative of my journey,” Maroney says, singling out the opening track “Sinkin” as summing up the record to him in a single cut. “Here’s 100 percent of who I am,” he says of the brash and bursting song. “It feels the most connected to my heart.”
     
    “I hope that people hear the record and see the songs as windows into what I’ve been experiencing and hopefully they’ll relate to that,” Maroney says, continuing. “I know these songs will continue to do that for me.”
     
    Working with producer John Congleton, Maroney explains, was about learning to trust his impulse. While Maroney had long been the first to question initial instincts, Congleton taught him to respect his gut. “He communicates really directly and really taught me a lot about speaking precisely and speaking about what you want to accomplish with a song and a record,” Maroney recalls. “Whereas I have a tendency to be really abstract. I learned to be able to switch into that mode. He had my back the whole time.”
     
    Maroney gushes as he reflects on the session with Congleton that resulted in “It’s Still Cool If You Don’t.” Their initial stab at writing together, “was the first experience of really letting go,” Maroney contends of the song. “Just coming in and having a silly idea and being down to see where it goes.” Working on “Cinnamon” alongside seasoned songwriter Jenny Owens Young, which Maroney describes as a “quieter more low-key song,” was by contrast an exercise in “being all gushy” and exploring his feelings on love. “That was really fun to write a love song with someone else who was also in love with a person,” Maroney offers.
     
    Where “Rollercoaster,” an older track that Maroney and his band typically closed out their sets with, was his attempt at getting a bit raucous, the track “Deep Sea Diver,” which Maroney penned with Dan Wilson, was a far more meditative affair. Or as Maroney says with a laugh, “It’s like, well, if this really pissed off angry rock thing doesn’t work here’s my best attempt at trying to be John Prine.”
     
    If anything, the process of assembling Sunflower was the best way Maroney learned to take his foot off the gas a bit and ease into his life in a more gratifying way. Where he admits at times throughout the recording process he was “squeezing it so hard,” completing a brilliant debut album to him “was so much about just learning to be a little more laid back,” Maroney says with a smile. “I still feel really connected to it, but I’m so stoked to share it and especially one day play it live,” Maroney adds of Sunflower. “Right now, I am just so thankful and happy.”
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Briston Maroney

Fri Feb 18 2022 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

The New Parish Oakland CA
Briston Maroney

$20 ADV - $22 DOOR All Ages

Another Planet Entertainment is committed to producing safe events. Patrons attending this event at The New Parish are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue. Per Alameda County, masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Proof is one of the following:

  • Green or Amber Health Pass by CLEAR
  • CDC Vaccination Card (photos will be accepted)
  • CA Digital Vaccine Card
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL BE ACCEPTED:

  • Test results from any location listed on the Health Pass by CLEAR app
  • Test results from a lab with confirmation of results, including date, time and name matching the ID of the ticket holder
  • A home test that works with an app which supplies verifiable results, with name, date and time
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • Binax at-home tests
  • Ellume at-home tests
  • At home tests with no digital verification of results displaying name, date and time
  • Rapid tests brought to the venue to be performed on-site
  • Antibody tests
 

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Another Planet Entertainment is committed to producing safe events. Patrons attending this event at The New Parish are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue. Per Alameda County, masks are also required. For more information, visit apeconcerts.com/health-safety

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