San Pedro Square Market Presents:daydream nation live alternative music downtown san jose

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • 7:00pm
We are very proud to announce our music series *DAYDREAM NATION* brought to you by & Content Magazine. This event will take place once a month beginning in April, and ending in August.

This music series will highlight our favorite alternative artists that are emerging out of the Bay Area & San Jose. Coverage of each event will be provided by both S*ALT & Content Magazine. Our goals are all the same- we want to create an environment for the *creatives* in the South Bay to converge, enjoy *Quality* Music, and good company. Projections by San Jose Short Film Festival. Photos and filming by Content Magazine. Music directed by in connection with Yelp! & Metro.

This event is FREE & ALL AGES... Begins at 7pm Sharp on April 28th, and we promise to be done by midnight! Music begins at 8pm. FULL BAR. RAIN OR SHINE!

7pm Doors.
8pm - The Shants
9pm - FIALTA!
10pm- Benjamin Henderson
11pm- Dogcatcher

The Shants- This backwoods 4 piece have been making noise since 2009 and hail from Oakland. Their "Backwood" roots are actually found in Louisiana & Minnesota, and only fortified in the concrete of Oakland. Their style of acoustic songwriting is tastefully accented by pedal steel, yet distances itself from country and leans closer to Americana. A wandering rhythm section that allows the band to find its swagger between folk music and the early hum of Rock & Roll haunts the songs. Their identity is found in their songwriting and not the instrumentation, listen for yourself.

FIALTA! - This San Louis Obispo Quartet are playing their first performance in San Jose since they began in 2011. The band features Sherwood members David Provenzano and Michael Leibovich, as well as Beth Clements and Sarah Shotwell. Self Described as "Indie Pop", this band is unsigned...and I've yet to figure out why. They find balance between acoustic guitars and keyboards that hint towards a jazz influence that isn't as obvious as it's tone. Yet, it's cleverly disguised as an acoustic pop song that is more complicated than they let on. If summer had a soundtrack, they'd be a power artist.

Dogcatcher - These cats from Mountainview first caught our attention by covering,"It's a Man's World" by James Brown..yep. We were immediately drawn to Andrew Heine's's effortless and delicate while being strong and lyrically smart. They are this extremely clever band that has a very soulful and almost beatnik profile that effortlessly jumps from Acoustic to Electric and to Keyboard. Their subtle drum patterns keeps the songs busy and active, while the band dresses each composition in smooth and layered tones.

Benjamin Henderson- I don't think we have enough words to truly describe how we feel about Ben - as an artist, a songwriter, or just plain "dude". He has been a staple of the San Jose music scene for many years, and when we first arrived to San Jose, he was the guy that "we had to see"....and we did. We immediately understood what all the fuss was about. He is a trained songwriter that has the ability to pick up just about anything and play it, just like how he could write anything and sing it. His voice is something that is a gift as much as it is a weapon- in strength and dynamic- it's a soulful sacrifice of lyric and ability. We were so impressed with him, we actually invited him to head out on a full National Tour with one of the bands we work with, River City Extension. Ben will be touring 31 dates with them, playing bass for RCE and opening each show. This is his "farewell" show...only to return in mid July. Come wish him well, as we celebrate talent with opportunity. Homeboy ships out the first week of May...