Salazar's All Right! feat. Wet, Barrie, Ariel East & Floam

Salazar's All Right! feat. Wet, Barrie, Ariel East & Floam

Fri, August 31, 2018

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$25-75

This event is 18 and over

WET
WET
Much has been made of the utopian merging of indie and traditional pop worlds in recent years, but Don't You is an album that takes this fusion to an unprecedented place. This is a benchmark record that delicately sews together the clean songwriting of big-pop, the melodic sensuality of R&B, and the faint twang of country with touches of experimental production and precise instrumentation to create a bold and effortless-feeling new space. Wet, comprised of singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, make songs that resist easy categorization and invite every listener to bask in its intimate glow. But despite their wide-ranging sensibilities, Wet never compromises its core: sturdy pop songwriting and piercing lyrics.

Written during a period of solitude in a rented house in Western Massachusetts last year, Kelly's deeply personal words on Don't You project both sweetness and brutality, confusion and clarity, rawness and polish, naivete and wisdom: "These days I can't take too much," she sings with an unnerving directness. "Today I scare so easily." Kelly's naked lyrics, along with her intuitive grasp of familiar chords and pure, catchy song structures place her in a diverse lineage of potent American female singer-songwriters. Joe, meanwhile, has emerged as a brilliant producer, delicately fine-tuning each song and creating uncanny grooves. Marty, the true musician of the group, textures the songs with some of the strongest guitar playing in indie-pop today. Together, Joe and Marty work on all aspects of the album's instrumentation; they take Kelly's demos and arrange them to perfection.

The trio met through mutual friends as college students in New York City in 2007. After a few years of informal dabbling, they began officially making music as Wet during the summer of 2012, an especially aimless and emotionally turbulent period. "We were all a little lost and looking for something that felt meaningful, so we focused all of this emotional energy into something productive," Kelly says. After releasing a few songs on SoundCloud - like "Don't Wanna Be Your Girl," a weak-kneed but strong-headed breakup ballad - they quickly began attracting attention, sometimes from unexpected places.

The Fader described Wet as "pure, unhurried… sounds like it was made in the city but good while driving to the country," and social media stars like Kylie Jenner began gushing on Instagram. Former New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones listed "Don't Wanna Be Your Girl" as his favorite song of 2013, describing it as "completely perfect." Interview magazine wrote: "Electronic music has never been this lonely and beautiful."

The product of many months of seclusion, soul-searching and intense collaboration, Don't You fulfills the promise that Wet's music has made since day one. Old fans will rejoice; new listeners will quickly be pulled into the music's intimate embrac
Barrie
Barrie
Barrie, Dom, Noah, Sabine, and Spurge – collectively known as Barrie – return with their second single, "Tal Uno.” Their debut track “Canyons” received a warm welcome from fans and writers alike, meriting early support from Paste, Gorilla vs. Bear, Pitchfork, MTV, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, and more. “Tal Uno” shows another side of the group’s songwriting as they leave listeners with one last thought – “don’t you think that you can do better”.

While the group now calls Brooklyn home, each member arrived via their own avenue, coming from Baltimore, Boston, São Paulo, London, and Upstate New York. Previously, lead songwriter Barrie Lindsay worked as a studio assistant for a sculptor, while Spurge and Noah work at The Lot Radio – a community-run, online radio station – where the three met through a mutual friend and connected with their drummer Dom. And then there’s Sabine, from Brazil via Berlin, who was recruited through a Tinder profile set up by the band to track down a bassist.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/