CROSS-POLLINATION LXXXIV - TUES FEB 7TH - 7:30-10 PM
EUGENE
ALEXANDRA SCOTT

Eugene aka Brandon Owens, lead singer and songwriter of eugene, moved from Los Angeles to New York at the age of 18. He spent the better part of the past four years touring and recording as a bassist with the elite of the jazz and pop world, such as Lauryn Hill and Terence Blanchard. In Summer 2004 he picked up an acoustic guitar, learned to use a four-track recorder and started to write his own songs.

After years of playing music but never writing his own material, Eugenes songs just started pouring out, with over 40 songs captured on four-track in only a few months time. Though the recording process was painstakingly primitive, what has come out on these recordings is refreshingly honest songs that have a tremendous range, a warm immediacy and a real pop sensibility that is very different from the other sounds currently coming out of New York.

In Fall 2004, eugene began playing local venues, in both LA and NYC, to audiences of friends. An undeniable presence, his statement in show and song is both relevant and timelessly cool.

Alexandra Scott evacuated for Hurricane Katrina with her dog, her acoustic guitar, her baggiest pair of jeans and some tshirts.*****For a while what she had with her was what she had, and there was something about the stripped-awayness of it all that she liked. ***** While she was on the lam she made up the band she'd always wanted. A band with a name in a language that belongs to a country that she doesn't live in. With another heady spaced-out chick playing drums: Jessie Lou Torrisi. With Sonny Ratcliff on bass & everything, and Vani the beautiful on piano & flute. ***** Alexandra & the Fleurs Tragiques play Alexandra's simple slow sad dance songs for the ends of the long lonely nights to come. ***** Her dog stayed pretty happy through most of it.

LISTEN TO EUGENE LISTEN TO ALEXANDRA SCOTT
CROSS-POLLINATION LXXXIV ::: Tuesday, FEB 7TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - EUGENE | myspace.com/eugenetheband
8:45 - ALEXANDRA SCOTT | myspace.com/alexandrascott
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft EUGENE & ALEXANDRA SCOTT!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero