Faith Healer

Faith Healer

Tony Molina, Summer Peaks

Wed · March 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Faith Healer
Faith Healer
When Edmonton’s Jessica Jalbert first began performing solo under the name Faith Healer, the alias was her way of avoiding being pigeonholed as a singer-songwriter. Now, however, times have changed: Faith Healer has turned into a band, with singer-guitarist Jalbert joined by drummer/multi-instrumentalist Renny Wilson. Their first LP as a duo is called Try ;-).

Balancing melancholic lyrics with playful moods, lush melodies with straightforward arrangements, Try 😉 is the sound of an introspective loner leaving her bedroom to make a rock record with her best bud. It’s what happens when you stop taking life as it comes and instead, throw all of your efforts into making timeless pop songs. Forget what the bullies told you in middle school—there’s nothing cooler than trying hard.

The intensive creative process inspired the title of Try 😉 and serves as a reminder that sometimes you need to grab life by the horns rather than waiting for inspiration to strike. As for that winky face: “I always use that winking emoticon,” Jalbert says with a laugh. “I think it’s hilarious. I think it’s cheeky and fun, which is something I was trying to access a little more with this record.”
Tony Molina
Tony Molina
For those more familiar with Molina’s longtime contributions to the Bay Area hardcore community — as, most recently, the frontman for Caged Animal — that sentiment may come as a bit of a surprise. But earlier this year, the Millbrae, California native (and former engine behind beloved local noise-pop outfit, Ovens) released Dissed and Dismissed, a seismic solo offering (on Melters) that unfurls decadent guitar melodies with the same brevity and ferocity of hardcore. It’s 12 songs in 12 glorious minutes, with nods to Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., Gin Blossoms, Teenage Fanclub, and Guided by Voices, whose ”Wondering Boy Poet,” from 1993’s Vampire on Titus, is covered faithfully here. “I’ve always written short songs,” he says drily. “It’s just easier, I guess.”
Summer Peaks
Summer Peaks
Summer Peaks is an indie rock trio from Brentwood, California formed by high school friends Daniel Mandrychenko, Zack Elsasser, and Melina Duterte in 2012. Wanting to emulate the musical heroes of their youth, the three friends began practicing and perfecting a tight, energetic live set. Their first two EPs reflect their diverse musical interests, which include surf rock, shoegaze, and old Broadway tunes. In March of 2014, Summer Peaks released their first album, Saturday. Described as having a diverse but cohesive sound, Saturday showcases Summer Peaks' dreamy and nostalgic take on indie pop.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com