CROSS-POLLINATION CCLXVIII - TUES DEC 15TH - 7:30-10 PM
THE FANCY
THE VANGUARD

The Fancy is the creation of the composer/songwriter duo Clara Latham and Seth Garrison. Classically trained musicians with a serious love for popular forms, The Fancy merges chamber music and pop sensibilities with earnest song writing and dramatic flair. Featuring Amy Cimini (Till by Turning, Starring, Christy & Emily) on viola and Katherine Young (Till by Turning, the Nightingales, Anthony Braxton's Falling River Quartet) on bassoon, The Fancy orchestrates lush tunes so timeless you think you might already know them. Always focused on the integrity of the sound and honesty of the song, The Fancy is hard to categorize.

In order to create the Vanguard, Zeus pinned a gigantic map of the world to the wall in his office. He picked up four golden darts. Blindfolded, he reached for the first dart, drew his hand back and flung it to the map. "Ah I see, the singer shall be from the mountains of Virginia," and so, Aaron Barr was born. Flying through the air, the second dart dropped down in Przemysl, Poland. "How cute, a potato baby will be the guitarist." The next was raised and thrown, descending upon the spot of earth called Serbia. "This little guy will witness the partition of his country. This will make him very good on the keys and bass guitar." The creator reached for the final dart, but stopped before throwing it." I need someone steady and dependable, unlike those other kookie kids. A drummer to hold the beat to the music." He let it fly and it touched down in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Young man you will be the drummer," the creator told the tango baby who had yet to be born. And, my friends, the rest is history.

Since then, The Vanguard was featured on Matt Pinfield's Morning Show on 101.9 RXP. The boys also played five shows in four days at SXSW 2009 in Austin, Texas. SPIN.com named them a buzzworthy up-and-coming band because of their "bubbling melting pot of sounds, influences, and ethnic backgrounds."

They have pre-released two songs off their forthcoming LP to be fully released later this year. Make sure to look out for their music video directed by Patryk Rebisz for their song "Rio." - Maria Clark

LISTEN TO THE FANCY LISTEN TO THE VANGUARD
CROSS-POLLINATION CCLXVIII ::: Tuesday, DEC 15TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THE FANCY | wearefancy.net | myspace.com/thefancyband
8:45 - THE VANGUARD | thevanguardband.com | myspace.com/thevanguardatmyspace
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THE FANCY & THE VANGUARD!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero