Marco Benevento

Monqui Presents

Marco Benevento

Wyndham, Lilah Larson

Sat, April 8

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Wonder Ballroom

Portland, OR

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Marco Benevento
Marco Benevento
For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.

Marco Benevento’s latest LP, The Story of Fred Short, is some of his finest and most adventurous work to date—a maestro making “bold indie rock” says Brooklyn Vegan. The collection is the follow-up to 2014’s Swift, which found Benevento singing for the first time and honing his psych rock and late night dance party sensibilities. The Story Of Fred Short is a continuation of this exploration with Benevento citing everything from Harry Nilsson, Manu Chau and Gorillaz as inspiration.

Divided into two sides, The Story Of Fred Short oozes with Benevento’s relentless creative spirit in songwriting, performance and production. Side A is stuffed with mesmerizing dance rock gold. Marco doubles down on the groove using a rare Casio drum machine that’s become a recurring muse, in addition to a live drummer. The B Side tells the story of Fred Short in seven chapters of wild, heavy rock n’ roll. Fred Short was a Native American man known for throwing musical bacchanals on the property Marco now lives on in the Catskills.

As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he’s a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.
Wyndham is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, songwriter & producer based in Los Angeles. Wyndham began his sonic crusade as a boy with a trombone in New York City, and honed his artistic voice while touring and exploring the natural sound & rhythms of New Zealand, the wild Americas and Europe. Wyndham is a founding member of critically acclaimed 'Elvis Perkins in Dearland,' and of Brooklyn based "Diamond Doves", where he performed on guitar, harmonium, keyboards, and trombone. He is also a former touring member of 'Clap Your Hands Say Yeah'. He has shared the stage to perform with: My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Cold War Kids, Levon Helm, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Taj Majal, Dr. Dog, The Felice Brothers, Marco Benevento as well as played along with street musicians, howling coyotes, choirs & marching bands. In 2016, Wyndham produced and performed on artist, musician & actress Lola Kirke's self titled debut EP. Prior, Wyndham's first solo album "Made in Voyage" was self released. His latest solo release, 'Double You' was produced and engineered by Gus Seyffert (Beck, Black Keys) and features performances by Gus Seyffert, Macey Taylor (Jenny Lewis, Mystic Valley Band), Jerry Borger (Jonathan Wilson), Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes), and Andrew Borger (Tom Waits, Norah Jones)." Double You" declares a potent fusion of grunge & folk themes fused in a lyrical soulful style of a road trip into the unknown. "Double You" is available 12/16/16.
Lilah Larson
Lilah Larson
Lilah Larson is reluctantly stepping out of the self-imposed shadows. Having toured with the band Sons of an Illustrious Father since she was 17, she’s accustomed to deflecting direct limelight towards the larger group. With ‘Pentimento,' her debut solo album, that’s changing. Recorded at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Vic Chestnutt), the album features intimate meditations on conflicted love and relationships long since failed, written and performed—from vocals, to drums, to 19th-century pump organ—solely by Larson.