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Mount Eerie

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mount Eerie

Jessica Sele, GNAGORIACEHT

Thu, June 12, 2014

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$16 adv / $18 door

This event is all ages

Mount Eerie
Mount Eerie
I am Phil Elverum. Here is my brief autobiography for journalists and fact seekers:

I am 34 years old. I am from the town of Anacortes, Washington. Since 1997 my primary life’s work has been making studio-based music, first under the name “the Microphones” (1997 – 2002) and then “Mount Eerie” (2003 – present). In addition to this I have played in other bands (D+, Old Time Relijun), produced other peoples’ recordings and dabbled in painting, writing, and photography.

Aside from 5 years in Olympia, Wash. and a long winter in northern Norway (2002/2003), I have lived most of my life in Anacortes and much of the content of my music and other art is tied to the place. My music project Mount Eerie is named after the actual mountain, Mt. Erie, that lies just south of town. I try to make music that feels associated with this particular place in some way, whether it’s literally described in words or just an ambiguous feeling.

The “Microphones era” in Olympia (1997-2002) was very prolific, with 5 major albums (and many smaller things) being released by the K label. The most critically acclaimed was “the Glow pt. 2” (2001). Following that was an album called “Mount Eerie” by the Microphones.

I did not feel totally satisfied artistically with my exploration of the “Mount Eerie” idea on the album of that name so in 2003 I changed the name of my whole project to Mount Eerie. I did this partly to explore the idea more deeply and partly because the name had become more relevant to my songs than “the Microphones”, not to mention the appeal of being conceptually rooted to an actual place.

In 2004 I started releasing my own projects via the “P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd.” company in an attempt to become even more self-sufficient and also to be able to explore unusual packaging ideas. The first major release was “No Flashlight” by Mount Eerie (2005) which came wrapped in a gargantuan poster. Since then I have released many fancy LPs and an extravagant art book of photography. I continue to explore new ideas for mass producing art and music in a homemade style. P.W. Elverum & Sun remains primarily a vehicle for my own projects only, not a real record label. Deeper simple self-sufficiency seems to be a good way to weather the tumultuous times we live in.
Jessica Sele
Jessica Sele
Jessica Sele is a deeply weird human being and stand-up comedian living in Oakland, CA. She frequently performs up and down the west coast and sometimes in Fargo. Jessica co-produces a popular weekly show in San Francisco called the Mission Position in the Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video and can also be seen occasionally at the San Francisco Punchline, or at most other regular comedy shows in the bay area. Her subject material ranges from sexuality to living in the end times to mental health issues and their related substance abuse habits, etc… Jessica's comedy is often described as personal, emotionally raw, incisive and hilarious.
GNAGORIACEHT
GNAGORIACEHT
GNAGORIACEHT is the solo improvised guitar work of Emmett Kelly. It is an exercise in abandoning song and composition as he is constantly at work, and trying to balance his songwriting project, The Cairo Gang. Emmett has often referred to this as 'pre-music' . As an improviser he has played throughout the US and Japan with an array of musicians including Joshua Abrams, John Herndon, Michael Zerang, Rob Mazurek, Takuma Watanabe, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Fred Lonberg-Holm and others.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com