Combining tightly written indie-rock songs with a groundswell of onstage improvisation and psychedelic flourishes, Garcia Peoples are one of the brightest lights of the nascent "indie-jam" scene. The New-Jersey-based band’s late 2020 release Nightcap At Wit’s End (released on Beyond Beyond is Beyond) was their fourth full-length album, and arguably their strongest to date, featuring Rush-ian prog-rock flourishes with Fairport Convention-style folk jams and Pavement-esque 90’s indie; often all within the context of a single song. They’re a force to be reckoned with onstage, but like nearly every band, the pandemic curtailed what would have been extensive touring plans.
Fortunately, on February 18 2021 at 9:00 EST, Garcia Peoples are doing a two-set livestream from Sony Hall in New York City, tickets for which can be purchased here to partly benefit The Mockingbird Foundation: https://www.showclix.com/tickets/garcia-boston
Fifteen dollars grants you access to both the livestream and a Bandcamp download of the show audio, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to The Mockingbird Foundation.
Mockingbird initially got involved with Garcia Peoples back in February 2020 at a show they did at Great Scott in Boston. The band allowed the Foundation to set-up a fundraising table at the
show, where they were able to greet fans as they entered the venue and talk to them about the Foundation's mission and its impact over the years.
The partnership made sense because there is almost complete overlap between Mockingbird's primary demographic and Garcia Peoples' demographic; rooted in a mutual love for live improvisational music and a shared desire to ensure live music will continue to flourish for generations to come.
The Mockingbird Foundation is happy to be working with Garcia Peoples again on their upcoming livestream, and we at Phish.net are excited for it as well. And frankly, if you’re reading a Phish website, you too will greatly enjoy this band and should check out their livestream this coming February 18th.
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