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Friday, March 14 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
The Lovely Sparrows

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Formed in 2005 by singer/songwriter Shawn Jones (Something Happened, Larks & Owls) and longtime friend and collaborator Jason Cooper (Empty Suits, Larks & Owls), the Lovely Sparrows is the culmination of over a decade of slugging it out in the southwestern indie rock circuit. In 2005, the band recorded and released a well-recieved 7”, Take off Your Hats You Godless Bastards, which garnered play on select public and college radio stations (KUT, KVRX, KSZU) while alterting their presence to the blogosphere, and began playing out around select clubs and house parties in Austin. Lineups shifted, dramas were staged, beards were grown, then shaved, then grown again, but the Lovely Sparrows never lost their way. Months of refinement and reflection led Jones to curb the glimmering indie pop of earlier work and develop a more refined, intimate musical arsenal. Friends as well as former, current and occasional members of the band contributed their talents to flesh out Pulling up Floors, Pouring on (New) Paint (Abandoned Love Records). This release debuts the confectionery voice of multi-instrumentalist Lauryn Steinburg, who adds warm harmonies, mandolin, and flute. Drummer/Keyboardist Earl Vallery coyly blends lo-fi casio-driven sparkle with tambourines, jingle bells and understated, offhand drumming. The Lovely Sparrows are a living, pulsing amoeba of a band, deftly able to stage a show with as few as one and as many as seven members. The Lovely Sparrows are playing select shows through the end of 2007 as the record their highly anticipated debut full-length, slotted for release in Spring 2008
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Friday March 14, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Red Eyed Fly 715 Red River St

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