Live in The Atrium: Cannons

Ages 16 and up
Thursday, March 03
Doors: 8:30pm Show: 9pm
$18
Tickets: $18 in advance / $22 at the door

CANNONS with MADI SIPES & THE PAINTED BLUE

Cannons formed in 2013, when childhood friends Ryan Clapham and Paul Davis met Michelle Joy. The two grew up on the same street in Los Angeles, and had been trying to start a band for years, but nothing had quite clicked until their paths crossed hers. Michelle's effortless vocals melded perfectly with Ryan's old school, Memphis style R&B chord progressions and Paul's densely layered productions. 
 The bands unique blend of 70's grooves and 80's electro-funk has been affectionately coined "nu disco" and "future boogie" by their passionate fans around the world. They've also found support in LA, where they've become a favorite among KCRW's DJ's, and seen their music licensed in HBO's first season of Ballers, and used to soundtrack the rollout for Kendall & Kylie Jenner's Topshop line. 
 With a slew of EP's and 2017's Night Drive behind them, Cannons have been hard at work perfecting their brand of electro-pop, and just released a new EP, In a Heartbeat this summer. The new songs see the trio leaning into their deep house inclinations, and doubling down on their ability to write straight up *hooks*. The EP is full of pulsing baselines, reverb soaked guitars, and Michelle's hypnotic vocal. On standout's like "Backwards" and "Holding On", they perfectly capture that feeling of sunset joyriding.
Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue is a band from San Francisco, fronted by singer and electric guitarist, Madi Sipes. With her captivating voice and mature songwriting, Madi started gaining fans at a young age in her hometown of Placerville, California. While performing one of her songs at a summer camp talent show, Madi caught the attention of counselor and Los Angeles-based songwriter Andrew Heringer. The two began long-distance collaboration over the next few years, while Andrew was performing and touring in the band Milo Greene. In the spring of 2015, Madi recruited longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koen (drums) to form her band. The band traveled to Los Angeles to finish writing and recording the final few songs for Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue’s forthcoming debut: After Hours. Pulling from a diversity of influences -- including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Ocean and Fleet Foxes -- After Hours showcases what The Sacramento Bee describes as “feisty and sultry indie soul pop."