Rufina Taproom presents:

Liv Lombardi / Ten Ten Division / ppoacher ppoacher

Time: 8:30pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8
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Rufina Taproom presents Liv Lombardi with locals Ten Ten Division & ppoacher ppoacher.

 

Liv Lombardi

Based out of the Chicago area, singer songwriter Liv Lombardi continues to build her dedicated fan-base with her soulful, androgynous and sultry vocals through her radically honest stylings. Her ever-growing body of work invites listeners to engage in an intimate, vulnerable and empowering story of life lived with an open heart.

Liv released her third studio album “Freedom Girl” in October 2017. A pop-heavy evolution with similar folk roots, Freedom Girl developed into a more direct and universal story than that of the internal representation of her previous two albums. The title track was originally inspired by a chance meeting with a perfect stranger in Budapest, Hungary, Lombardi explains about a 2013 trek across Europe with nothing but a backpack and a guitar.
 
”She called me Freedom Girl during our afternoon and evening together and it unlocked a world of wonder 
in my brain and heart. The song was fully fleshed out
 a few months later while I was living at the beach in Southern Turkey — thinking of this woman I had met and also meeting numerous young people who were escaping the violent protests in Istanbul. The idea of resistance and freedom was definitely in the air.”
 
In 2012, Liv released her debut album "Self-Medicate" which went on to win the New Mexico Music Award for Best Pop CD and gathered the attention of NPR's John Schaefer (WNYC SoundCheck) as well as film and television composer, Michael Tremante (Lord of the Rings, Panic Room). Her music video for "Bearer of Bad News' was a featured selection in the Williamsburg International Film Festival.
 
Liv has been favorably compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman, Chris Pureka, Melissa Etheridge, Ray LaMontagne and Patty Griffin.  Liv has played at notable venues such as Pianos (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC), The Saint (NJ) as well as appearing at SXSW. She has opened for national, independent touring artists such as Jonah Tolchin, The Sun Parade, God-Des & She, Samantha Crain and Pinegrove. The Freedom Girl tour will continue through 2018 across the US and select European cities with a fourth studio album to be released in late 2018.

http://www.livlombardi.com/

https://livlombardi.bandcamp.com/

 

Ten Ten Division

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist/guitarist and Minneapolis native Vonnie Kyle, Ten Ten Division was formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2017. After releasing her first two EPs, "Run Run" and "Cold and Bitter Girl" as a solo artist in her native state, Kyle relocated her life to the drier climates of Santa Fe, where she found a home amongst a flourishing community of artists and musicians. She spent her first year in her newfound home writing 52 new songs; one for every week of 2017. To keep her sound fresh and innovative, she drew inspiration from a wide array of influences, including St. Vincent, Rilo KileyAni DiFranco, No Doubt, Liz Phair, as well as the many local bands she would come across in Santa Fe. After teaming up with bandmates Dylan Blanchard (of Future Scars as well as his own solo project) and Dan Mench-Thurlow (of The Sticky, Benzo III and Snaggletooth), Kyle pulled from her favorites of this newly-created catalogue of tunes, which propelled her growth as a musician and songwriter, and found Ten Ten Division’s unique formula, combining her narrative lyrical style with distorted guitars, loud and gritty melodic vocals, and an upbeat energy derived of good old-fashioned pop rock. The group is currently recording their first EP, “Flowers and Bones”, due out later this year.


https://vonniekyle.bandcamp.com/

 

ppoacher ppoacher

ppoacher ppoacher is the solo project of Caitlin Brothers, a SFUAD graduate and all around accomplished musician with such eclectic projects under her belt as Storming the Beaches With Logos In HandLoretta's Got A Stargun and the much-missed Bedlambs. As both a multi-instrumentalist and a dynamic vocalist, Brothers' highly distinct songwriting style is marked by congenial contrasts: passionate & playful, calculated & relaxed, approachable & quirky. Through this push and pull of dynamic delights, ppoacher ppoacher highlights Brother's multifarious talents through well-crafted and intimate songs on harp and banjo.

http://www.matronrecords.com/ppoacherppoacher