Elise Davis with Kelsey Kopecky
Fri, Jan 18 9:00 pm
Elise Davis: Vulnerability and carnal desire go head-to-head on Elise Davis’ The Token (Make The Kill Records & Thirty Tigers). Story and storyteller are one and the same. “I really can’t express my vulnerable feelings – especially towards men I've had feelings about over the years,” Elise confesses, “But, I have no trouble writing down painfully honest lyrics about it.” The Token puts a microscope on the southern dynamic between the sexes, and the Little Rock, AR native’s inner turmoil, founded on her life’s trajectory against a more traditional path. Elation and ache play a tug-of-war. The Token is a rare piece of art born of risk and actually sounding like a risk that paid off. Elise Davis is putting her human condition in the forefront for all to hear; The Token delivers an unrelenting living contradiction, one born of her past while wrestling with the present. Kelsey Kopecky: "For me, it all started in my dad's garage up in Minnesota. He played John Mellencamp and The Beach Boys while I roller skated round and round singing at the top of my lungs. My goal in music is to take myself back to that garage, to tap into the wildness of going all in, no brakes, and laughing like a maniac the whole time. When I'm doing it right, I'm a kid again, and I don't wanna grow up.” Fresh off 10 years touring with college friends turned band brothers in Kopecky Family Band, Kelsey Kopecky is ready to take her own name. She's trading her keyboard for an electric guitar and writing songs in a new garage. Kelsey teamed up with producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Rilo Kiley) to capture and recreate the lo-fi vibe of her demos. The result is a lo-fi dream pop diary of songs called, "The Babysitter Worktapes.” "After taking a break from the road, I got a job babysitting an 8-year-old firecracker, Kelsey says. "I used the money to record my first solo album, and the result is something that embodies me both then - in my roller skate fervor - and the here and now. I can't wait to share it! Debut ep, "The Babysitter Worktapes" is out Now!