Brooklyn-based Norwegian singer/songwriter/composer/guitarist Sondre Lerche is known for his eclectic and richly melodic debut, ‘Faces Down,’ written and recorded at 16, was named among the best albums of the year, and listed as one of the most remarkable debuts of 2002 by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Follow-up ‘Two Way Monologue’ was an Album Of The Year in Uncut Magazine and solidified Lerche’s global momentum. He toured extensively across the world both solo, with his band, and opening for artists such as Air, Stereolab and Elvis Costello, appearing on stages such as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall.
In 2006 Lerche released the jazz-inflected Billboard Jazz Top 5 album, ‘Duper Sessions,’ followed by ‘Phantom Punch’ — his first album not recorded in Norway — as well as his acclaimed Original Soundtrack for the 2007 Steve Carell/Juliette Binoche hit movie ‘Dan In Real Life,’ where Lerche also appeared in a cameo as himself.
Having relocated to Brooklyn, Lerche’s countless dynamic live performances, often completely alone on stage, continued to reach new listeners, while his music continuously explored new themes and styles.
2009’s ‘Heartbeat Radio’ won US critical acclaim, including from the LA Times: “No matter what genre he’s working in — fuzzy garage rock, breezy vocal jazz, acoustic folk-pop — this young Norwegian singer-songwriter crafts catchier choruses than many musicians who’ve been working twice as long as he has. His refrains always pay off.”
In 2010, Lerche co-wrote the song “Dear Laughing Doubters” for another Carell hit comedy, ‘Dinner For Schmucks.’
In 2011 he appeared on David Letterman’s “Late Show” for the second time, performing a song from his self-titled (and first self-released) album, of which Rolling Stone Magazine said, “The man has grown since his early-2000s days as an indie-pop prodigy: Now a dependably intriguing wordsmith, he still shows no shortage of unusually intelligent quirks.”
In 2012 Lerche was honored to appear on an official postage stamp in Norway.
2014 saw the release of his celebrated dissonant and mostly ambient score for the Sundance indie-hit movie ‘The Sleepwalker,’ and a new career peak, the album ‘Please,’ which Popmatters called “a pop masterpiece,” while naming it one of the best albums of the year.
Lerche’s latest studio album, ‘Pleasure,’ dropped earlier this year to great critical and fan acclaim.
Cleveland favorite By Light We Loom will open the show!
As a husband and wife team, By Light We Loom spent the better part of a decade leading the indie-folk band Bethesda as it toured the midwest, highlighted by stops at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as Bonnaroo, CMJ, Bunbury, MidPoint Music Fests as well as sharing the stage with bands such as Mates of State, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, and many more.
Following the end of Bethesda, Shanna (vocals & loops) and Eric (guitars & vocals) found that their appetite for making and sharing music was far from satisfied. Armed with the power of loop technology and the excitement of a new challenge, they went to work crafting a wholly new and unique sound that engages the listener and beckons you to sing along.
Even in its short duration (founded in August 2014), By Light We Loom has lined up a notable touring schedule, highlighted by stops at the Midpoint Music Festival, Brite Winter Fest, NEO Cycle Music Festival, The Heights Music Hop, and opening for notable indie acts, including The Paper Kites, Telekinesis, Radiation City, The Mynabirds, Twin Forks, The Kin, Kopecky, Matt Pond PA, Frontier Ruckus, and more.
Excited about the new direction, By Light We Loom immediately entered the studio and came out with their debut single “The Ignition” followed by the release of their debut EP of the same title in May 2015. The album has received outstanding reviews and received local radio play. Shorty after, By Light We Loom released their 2016 EP, ‘Caught in the Tide,’ which reached the top 100 on the college radio charts and is being played on over 100 college radio stations nationwide.
All tickets are for general admission (standing room only) and priced at $16.
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