The Dove & The Wolf, Michelle Blades, and shuttershop
It’s a French Connection with that Ypsi Flair as Ziggy’s presents three great acts that span the globe and fill the soul. More details to come….
shuttershop (FIRST EVER FULL BAND SHOW!):
Like a Halloween USA, shuttershop raises its banner suddenly and about once a year. But instead of selling wigs, they make a mix of sugary pop and instrumental tunes that could be the video game soundtrack to the game set in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
A self-taught artist, a multi-instrumentist, Michelle Blades reveals a discography infused with multiple sounds as an extension of her nomadic life spent between Panama, where she was born; Mexico, land of her mother’s family; Florida where she escaped from Manuel Noriega’s dictatorship, Arizona, where the young woman met underground and alternative culture and France for a music career spanning over ten years. Between 2015 and 2016, Michelle Blades has released with Midnight Special Records the LP Ataraxia and two Eps: Nah See Ya and Polylust. In the past years, she toured in several countries with French artist Fishbach as a bassist where she still found the time to record a new EP: Premature Love Songs, released in 2017. Her new album “Visitor” was released on March 29th.
The Dove and The Wolf:
The Dove and The Wolf want to talk. Really talk. More than just getting-to-know you stuff. To discuss your bad habits. To consider emotional starvation. To examine the intricacies of falling in love. The French-American duo of Lou Hayat and Paloma Gil grew up an ocean apart, yet finish each other’s sentences, complete each other’s songs. “We’re both Geminis,” Gil says, “the most social sign.” So they continue to talk — about you, about me, about each other. After all, there’s a reason the act is therapeutic.
While society remains starved for genuine contact, unable to forge connections in times of disagreement, The Dove and The Wolf want to inspire correspondence with their debut album Conversations, out May 3. Co-produced by the band and Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs, the collection is a meditation on late-night chats, revelatory breakthroughs, and disagreements — the verbal tango into which we willingly bind ourselves.
The duo’s 15-year friendship is what binds the band sonically and thematically. How they can turn to one another to talk through problems, to better understand life through discussion. Even as an ocean once again separate Hayat — who lives in Nashville — and Gil — who returned to Paris after half a decade in Philadelphia — conversations are what anchor the band to reality.
The Dove and The Wolf are ready to include an audience in their conversations, to welcome fresh perspectives on evolving memories. Because conversations are a two-way street, unlike the illusion of social media’s one-sided narratives. Hayat and Gil want to be active participants in your life; they want to give you their stories so you can make them yours.