The Aquarium Presents

Stephen Steinbrink

w/ Walker Rider and Avantide (Bismarck)

at The Aquarium

October 18, 2023 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $10
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7 pm doors // 7:30 pm music
21+ // $10

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Walker Rider:

Stephen Steinbrink is self-taught musician, songwriter, and artist. Growing up in the absurd air-conditioned climate of Phoenix, AZ, taught himself how to write melodies by reverse engineering pop songs taped off the radio and developed a unique and intricate fingerpicking style on guitar in alternate tunings. Immersing himself in the west coast DIY community in the mid-2000s, Steinbrink left on his first tour at 16 and continued performing
internationally for a decade, living an improvised and experimental existence, being nowhere all the time and recording incessantly. He has released 9 critically acclaimed pop music albums in North America, Europe, and Japan. As a session player and producer, he has collaborated with Boy Scouts, Dear Nora, AJJ, Girlpool, Lake, and Ever Ending Kicks. He currently lives in Oakland, CA.

"These dozen songs distill Steinbrink's anguish into a luminous pop tonic -- bitter, bright, and above all, restorative." - PITCHFORK

"Stephen Steinbrink's unfussy imagery stays detached from meaning. That's part of what makes his seven albums worth your time: In their lushly arranged pop songs, the listener can tie and
untie Steinbrink's vivid and unrelated images into something meaningful -- or not." - NPR MUSIC

"Will dig deep into your emotional core." - THE FADER

"Stephen Steinbrink has attracted the attention and affection of fellow musicians and the coveted Bandcamp set for his introspective, lush, elegantly experimental records." - STEREOGUM