Moonchild, Kiefer

Sat Nov 16 2019

9:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Music Box

1337 India Street San Diego, CA 92101

$23.00

Ages 21+

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Since their start Moonchild have dedicated their time and energy into honing dreamlike and ethereal compositions which explore the intricacies of relationships with emotional nuance. The band cites influences like D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most as playing a key part in expanding the group's musical horizons. 

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Genre: Neo-Soul, Jazz, Electronic, Tape-Delay Soul

Ticket Price: $23 advanced / $25 day of show / Indigo Grill dinner for 2 + show package  (online only — Limited Availability) / $75 VIP Package (online only) /Music Box Dinner + Show Package for 2  (online only — Limited Availability)

Moonchild VIP Q&A Package Includes:
One general admission ticket
Early entry into the venue
Exclusive Q&A session with Moonchild
Personal photograph with Moonchild
Collectible B-sides poster; signed by Moonchild (limited print)
Exclusive VIP merchandise item
Official meet & greet laminate
Limited availability

Indigo Grill Dinner Package for 2 - $86
Includes:
- 2 general admission standing Moonchild tickets
- 2 entrees + 1 bottle of wine or a carafe of sangria
Dinner starts at 5pm at Indigo Grill located at 1536 India St
Need to Contact the Restaurant? Max@IndigoGrill.com

Music Box Prix Fixe Dinner Package for 2 - $110

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @musicboxsd | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | The Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

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Casbah Presents
Moonchild, Kiefer

  • Moonchild

    Moonchild

    Neo-Soul

    Moonchild is a combination of three independent, strong-willed spirits—Amber Navran [vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming], Andris Mattson [trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, synth bass, guitar, drum programming], and Max Bryk [alto saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming]. The resulting union yields an ever-evolving fusion of alternative R&B and neo-soul. For as singular as each personality may be, they all participate equally in writing, producing, tracking, and mixing their records, collaborating as true equal partners. Not only do they create as a unit, but they also evolve, grow, and transform as one.

     “Our chemistry as writers was pretty instantaneous from the start,” explains Andris. “The first tune we came up with, we all sat on a piano bench together and wrote as a unit. Nowadays, each of us has our own studio setup and are constantly making beats and writing songs on our own. We’ll often send each other emails of beats we made and then get together to expand them into full songs. We have so much trust in each other during the writing process.” 

    As Moonchild, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts—never more so than on their fourth full-length, Little Ghost [Entertainment One].

    After that first shared piano bench session at the University of Southern California, the group unveiled their debut Be Free in 2012. Please Rewind followed three years later, and 2017’s Voyager saw them ascend to new critical peaks. NPR Music touted the record among, “Five R&B Albums You Slept On In 2017, and JAZZ FM named them “Soul Act of the Year” for 2018. “Cure” toppled 8 million Spotify streams, and “The List” exceeded 7 million plays on Youtube.

    Along the way, the trio performed headline shows everywhere from the United States and Europe to Asia, and supported other tours for the likes of The Internet, Kamasi Washington, and more. As they began writing and recording Little Ghost in 2018, the individual progression of each musician informed and elevated the creative process. While laying down tracks at a Lake Arrowhead retreat, Andris dove further into the guitar, incorporating it at the core of the new music.

    “The three of us are always experimenting with new programs and gear and trying to improve our craft individually,” he goes on. “I’ve been so into guitar, so that’s a big shift from previous Moonchild albums. The acoustic and ukulele really expanded our sound. The keyboard-driven sounds and horns are still there, but they’re intertwined with guitar.”

    “The evolution connects to the title,” adds Amber. “At the end of a star’s life, the gas expands into space and leaves a really beautiful nebula, and there is one up there called Little Ghost. We thought it was a cool concept of expansion, mirroring what we were doing as a group.”

    The first single “Too Much to Ask” illuminates that expansion. Andris pairs an electric piano patch with the guitar and ukulele over a skittering groove as Amber’s raspy delivery rolls from a near-whisper to a soulful swoon.

    “It’s about realizing you’re in a relationship with someone who’s halfway out the door - who doesn’t care like you do,” she says. “Often you come to that realization one hint at a time, with the all little things they don’t do.”

    Eliciting a raucous reaction by playing horns together live, the band “incorporated more horns than ever before,” according to Max. Not only do horn solos blare and bounce through “Money” and “Come Over,” but they kickstart the momentum on the opener “Wise Women” where jazz-y shakers and hi-hats give way to a breathy clarion call for female empowerment as Amber sings, “Go on and prove them wrong.

    ‘Wise Women’ is just about making things happen for yourself and not waiting for opportunities to come,” she elaborates.

    Ukulele and piano converge for a dreamy dynamic on “The Other Side,” while everything concludes on the sweeping string outro of “Still Wonder.” It serves as a cinematic send-off befitting of the 14-track journey. 

    “Writing together is ultimately therapeutic,” Amber leaves off. “I hope we give listeners something they can relate to and find comfort in. It’s what music does for us.”

    “We were obsessed with crafting this record,” concludes Max. “It got us really excited every day. Maybe it can inspire others to pursue their own art or anything that makes them feel good.”

  • Kiefer

    Kiefer

    Electro-Jazz

    Pianist and producer Kiefer is back with his second release of 2019, SuperbloomSuperbloom will be released digitally September 20th on Stones Throw, and on double A-side vinyl with the earlier 2019 release, Bridges

    Since the release of his last full-length Happysad in summer 2018, Kiefer released the mini-album Bridges, toured the USA and Europe, and produced three beats for Anderson .Paak's albums Ventura and Oxnard.

    Kiefer considers Bridges and Superbloom to be a single cohesive project, with his new songs building upon Bridges' sound. Bridges saw him expand his musical palette beyond the piano, working with a number of analogue synths. On Superbloom he takes that a step further, with songs that he describes as "brighter, more imaginative, and vibrant" - much like the natural phenomenon that gives the record its name. He describes Superbloom as a "very active" work: " The first five tracks are invigorating, while the final two tracks act as a grand exhale following all that energy."
    Kiefer, who studied jazz at UCLA under musician Kenny Burrell - the program counts Kamasi Washington among its alumni - is now a mentor to musicians at every stage in their careers. As both teacher and student, Kiefer has adopted the motto "be encouraged and encourage others" and his music reflects that duality, virtuosic yet filled with straightforward beauty. 
     
    Kiefer strives to portray the intensity of his interactions with the world in music, via the bravura performance on "Good Looking" and the beautiful extended piano solo on "Be Encouraged" and "And Encourage Others" (originally one song that was split over two tracks), while "10,000 Days" and "May 20" home in on simpler pleasures found in the everyday. 

    As Kiefer puts it, 
     
    This music is naturally me. It sounds like me. As with everything that I release, I am showing you what I love about music. Making rhythm, harmony, melody, and sounds that move me. I spend everyday talking to students and mentors and listening to music and finding things that I think are beautiful, and then translating them through my unique musicality.  I'm doing it in a way that only I can, and regardless of how good or bad it may be, I'm trying my best."

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Moonchild, Kiefer

Sat Nov 16 2019 9:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Music Box San Diego CA
Moonchild, Kiefer

$23.00 Ages 21+

Since their start Moonchild have dedicated their time and energy into honing dreamlike and ethereal compositions which explore the intricacies of relationships with emotional nuance. The band cites influences like D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most as playing a key part in expanding the group's musical horizons. 

Not on the e-mail list for Presales? CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Music Box VIP and you will never miss a chance to grab tickets before they go on sale to the general public again!

Genre: Neo-Soul, Jazz, Electronic, Tape-Delay Soul

Ticket Price: $23 advanced / $25 day of show / Indigo Grill dinner for 2 + show package  (online only — Limited Availability) / $75 VIP Package (online only) /Music Box Dinner + Show Package for 2  (online only — Limited Availability)

Moonchild VIP Q&A Package Includes:
One general admission ticket
Early entry into the venue
Exclusive Q&A session with Moonchild
Personal photograph with Moonchild
Collectible B-sides poster; signed by Moonchild (limited print)
Exclusive VIP merchandise item
Official meet & greet laminate
Limited availability

Indigo Grill Dinner Package for 2 - $86
Includes:
- 2 general admission standing Moonchild tickets
- 2 entrees + 1 bottle of wine or a carafe of sangria
Dinner starts at 5pm at Indigo Grill located at 1536 India St
Need to Contact the Restaurant? Max@IndigoGrill.com

Music Box Prix Fixe Dinner Package for 2 - $110

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: vip@musicboxsd.com / (619) 836-1847

STALK US: Twitter + Instagram: @musicboxsd | facebook.com/MusicBoxSD | MusicBoxSD.com | The Music Box (619) 795-1337.

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

MUSIC BOX IS STANDING ROOM ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

CASBAH PRESENTS

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