Pony League

OK Productions presents...

Pony League

Blood on the Harp, Dear Blanca

Thu · March 22, 2018

9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Pony League
Pony League
Piano laden folk-rockers, Pony League, will release their sophomore album, A Picture Of Your Family, on March 23 via Atlanta's own Bear Kids Recordings.

“It’s an exploration of human perseverance in the face of such obstacles as extreme pressure, anxiety and depression,” singer Gus Fernandez explains, keeping in theme with 2016’s “Harder Than A Rick Ankiel,” which was inspired by the hard-luck story of a pitcher-turned-batter for The Atlanta Braves.

Pony League has a knack for distilling real-life moments into shimmering compositions stacked with a lush blend of piano and guitars, a skill they’ve put on display across the country. Notable performances include a recent concert on a moving plane for Southwest Airlines, and more recently at Red Rocks Amphitheater opening for The Fray.

The band draws a wealth of inspiration from their home state, though Billboard says their "warm, retro-acoustic sound feels more like California than Georgia.“ A fitting description of a band that’s been likened to Jackson Browne and Dawes.

”We’re an Americana band in that our songs are reflections of our surroundings and experiences,“ says lead guitarist, Charlie Mills.

The 11 songs on the forthcoming album, A Picture Of Your Family, showcase a tightly knit group of musicians and friends who have steadily evolved since their 2014 debut, Fresh Start.
Blood on the Harp
Blood on the Harp
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Blood On the Harp bills themselves as simply Songs about Death. This macabre musical outfit creates a sound that harkens to an antique era of American music, with lush string arrangements that drift into rich gothic terrain. Every musical measure embraces traditional mountain music’s rustic sounds, steeped in cautionary tales of murder, deceit, and the devil himself. Backed by punk rock, jazz, classical violin, and outlaw influences, BOTH brings out the call of the grave. Combined, this band is a solemn turn of the century gospel melody with a modern day string band fusion.
Dear Blanca
Dear Blanca
Combining anecdotal musings and concise arrangements, Columbia, S.C.’s Dear Blanca retrofits post-punk grit with wide ranging rhythmic feel. Led by Dylan Dickerson’s introspective warble and multi-voiced guitar lines, drummer Marc Coty and bassist Cam Powell sync to bridge obtuse folk ambling with taut grooves. The trio’s resilient musical energy lends a sense of cautious optimism, acting as an emotional life preserver that guides the listener through somber undertones.

Dear Blanca’s first two full-length releases, 2013’s Talker and 2014’s Pobrecito, were engineered and produced by Charlotte, N.C. based musician Bo White. In May 2015, the band recorded a five-song EP, entitled “I Don’t Mean to Dwell”, with Durham, N.C. producer Scott Solter (Mountain Goats, St. Vincent, Spoon), which will be released March 4, 2016.
Venue Information:
Aisle 5
1123 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307
http://www.aisle5atl.com/