Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Morgan Mecaskey, Matthew Ryals

Sat · May 20, 2017

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

The Grog Shop

$15

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Morgan Mecaskey
Morgan Mecaskey
Morgan Mecaskey is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living in Cleveland, Ohio. The former front of acclaimed local indie/folk band Tinamou, Mecaskey made her solo debut in 2012 with the EP, "Righteous Kind". "Righteous Kind" is a heart and head experience for the listener: earnest lyrics delve into metaphysical questions while vivid soundscapes, whimsical motifs, and fat beats build the bold and beguiling album.

Mecaskey has been likened to artist Jeff Buckley in the way she composes and coveys her music. An apt comparison, Mecaskey's forceful, assured presence, deliberate arrangements, and confident handling of the guitar create an unorthodox, ethereal, visceral musical experience.

"Lover Less Wild", Mecaskey's most recent recording, commences with the shimmering, passionate anthem "White Horse", wherein Mecaskey croons, "Sometimes, I don't feel like who I really am" over and over. It’s a solid anthem that sets the tone for the EP. Woozy horns drive the mellow, R&B-inspired “Fighting Extinction,” and the title track is a jazzy number that allows Mecaskey to show off her terrific voice. The Joni Mitchell-like ballad “Crushed” has a genuine tenderness to it, making it the perfect album closer.

Both "Lover Less Wild" and "Righteous Kind" were recorded and engineered by Dave Douglas at Danger House (Cleveland, OH). "Lover Less Wild" was mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio and "Righteous Kind" by Doc Harrill at Liquid Synergy Studios.
Matthew Ryals
Matthew Ryals
Matthew Ryals is an electronic musician and composer based in Cleveland, OH. Last summer saw the release of his first full-length album, We Could Make The Ride Better For Everyone, on his own record label, Behind Glass. The release was followed by a 20-date tour across the East Coast and Midwest. In 2015, he released the EP, Weekend Sonata, on Low Hanging Fruit records based in Cologne, Germany via Kompakt. His sound could be described as electronica with influences ranging from dance music to contemporary classical. Recent collaborative projects include his work with The Movement Project, a contemporary dance company based in Cleveland, in which he created new work and performed on stage alongside the dancers. Additionally, his music was featured in two of the films that comprise The Fixers, a set of short-films that asks Cleveland residents what they would share with RNC delegates if they had the opportunity. The work was co-created by a group of artists led by Kate Sopko and exhibited at SPACES and Smack Mellon in New York City. As an inaugural Kulas Composer Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre for the 15/16 & 16/17 Seasons, Ryals created an original electronic music score for the plays Feefer Rising and Red Ash Mosaic.
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/