CROSS-POLLINATION VI - TUES JUN 8TH - 7:30-10 PM
JAY MANKIND
ALEX LOWRY

Jay Mankind loves you and he will tell you so. His songs are chock full of witty, well-worded aphorisms of adoration blended with guitar adages that will cause both a bop of the knee and a sway of the shoulders. Weilding a voice that defies easy comparison, Jay has a rare ability to clearly communicate his subjects. The listener understands each word, if not their complete intent. Major in tonality, and optimistic in tone, Jay's songs often share big ideas dressed in simple garb. A lightning rod of melody, Jay's songs have a tendancy to bounce around in your mind for long periods of time. On stage, Jay is engaging and entertaining matching his songs with casual and often comical audience interaction.

Having recently formed The Jay Mankind Pop-estra, Jay's songs are now painted with a broad sonic palette featuring horns, clarinet, pianos, glockenspiel, banjo and anything else that can be found lying around the rehearsal space. It's been described as a blend of The Decemberists, Cake and The Buddha.

". . .His style does not lend itself easily to comparison. Often employing irregular time signatures and airy, off-the-beaten-path chord voicings, Lowry paints vivid images with his unique voice solid and smooth while suggesting vulnerability." - Liberated Matter

"Lush and orgasmic at times, the music can shift shapes and transcend forms just as easily as the curious lyrics." - The Reader, OM

LISTEN TO JAY MANKIND LISTEN TO ALEX LOWRY
CROSS-POLLINATION VI ::: Tuesday, JUN 8TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - JAY MANKIND | myspace.com/jaymankind
8:45 - ALEX LOWRY | myspace.com/lowry
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft JAY MANKIND & ALEX LOWRY!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero