CROSS-POLLINATION CCXLV - TUES JUL 7TH - 7:30-10 PM
REGIA
ALEX DREWCHIN AND THE PAPER SWANS

Solemnly singing about drowning in a town of fallen towers and being confident that a straightjacket isn't in his future, Louis's Freak Show Revenge, although less than 20 minutes, is wonderfully majestic. With an eloquent lullaby-like quality, Louis Schefano, also known for his focal membership in late '90s band Regia, is reminiscent of Elliott Smith, with whimpering vocals that hug gentle guitar slides and strums. Although the EP seems like it's over before Louis has begun, it is the carefully constructed flow that makes you want to hear more. Swaying from one song to the next, this EP is an amazing composition of heartfelt intimacy; it exudes a sense of disconnection from the world while simultaneously connecting the listener as Louis illustrates moments of confidence, thumping over melodies and mesmerising as he sings about distraught sensibilities.

-Jasmyn Burke

A playground constellation whizzed and waddled with glee. The first 341 Million years of Alex's life was spent in the Eta Carinae nubula. She used to enjoy space ice pops and perpetual supernovas to celebrate her celestial independence. One indistinguishable moment in time she decided to go for a walk of just a few light years. She fell into a black hole and was birthed into a old barn on a hill. She marveled at the notion of life. Long days were spent in leaves and water. Literacy was an afterthought. Breathing song and dance. Chance wandered through mundane effective pursuits. Until that Toyota spaceship landed in the Manhattan Nebula, where myths of invisible intergalactic doors opened.

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CROSS-POLLINATION CCXLV ::: Tuesday, JUL 7TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - REGIA | myspace.com/lou-is
8:45 - ALEX DREWCHIN AND THE PAPER SWANS | myspace.com/alexdrewchin
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft REGIA & ALEX DREWCHIN AND THE PAPER SWANS!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero