Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Paris Monster with Frances Cone and Dani Elliot
The Basement
Thu, Feb 15 9:00 pm


Paris Monster: Garage. Geoff. Experimental. Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes a gap between synth-pop and old-school grit. Solid earth beneath the soaring soundscapes and lyrical precision, masses of noise and vocal singularity. Frances Cone: FRANCES CONE is Christina Cone, Andrew Doherty, Adam Melchor, and Aaron Hamel. The Nashville based indie-pop band, fronted by Christina Cone, is named after Christina's father and great-grandfather, both musicians themselves in South Carolina and both born on September 11th. The band has been praised for their compelling, emotional live show and captivating recordings. In 2016, Frances Cone released, "Arizona," the first single from their forthcoming full-length album, Late Riser, which is set to release in 2018. Stereogum praised “Arizona” for “Cone’s melodic vocals, rich harmonies, and an electrifying guitar sound." Written about her brother, filmmaker Stephen Cone, "Arizona's" reach has extended far and wide at 9.5 million streams on Spotify. Dani Elliot: Ask Dani Elliott what makes her stand out as an artist and she’ll roll her eyes. “What really makes any of us stand out?” she protests. “I mean, I know some painfully talented people who no one will ever know about because maybe they can’t get their shit together, or the right person never hears them, or they don’t have enough money to do what they need to be doing. I don’t know that I’m trying to stand out and seem like I think I’m more than anyone else. I just know I’m not trying to blend in.” And blending in is something that this Nashville-based spitfire knows a thing or two about. Elliott has spent the past 6 years touring more than 30 countries as a background vocalist for a bevy of artists across multiple musical genres. She’s lent her talents to synthpop band White Prism, hip-hop acts like MIA and The Roots, singer-songwriters like Amos Lee and Sheryl Crow, pop icon Miley Cyrus on her infamous Bangerz World Tour, and most recently, soul singer Allen Stone. And although on paper, it may appear that Elliott is a dyed-in-the-wool sideman, the debut of her new, 5- song EP, The Best Part, marks a clear and defiant transition into the glow of her own spotlight.  

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