eTown Live Radio Show Taping: Rogue Wave and Aoife O’Donovan
WHEN: June 13, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $17.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / ON SALE NOW
Rogue Wave is an indie rock band from Oakland, California, that is the brainchild of Zach Schwartz (a.k.a. Zach Rogue). The band’s beginnings can be traced back to Schwartz losing his job in the dot.com industry and heading to New York City to record some of the music he had written. Upon his return to California, Schwartz was set on a career in music and began to put the band together that would become Rogue Wave. The band has gone through a number of line-up changes since their original formation. Rogue Wave currently consists of Schwartz on lead vocals, Patrick Spurgeon on drums, Cameron Jasper on bass and Dominic East on guitar.
The band’s debut album, “Out of the Shadow” arrived in 2003, which was followed-up by a national tour in 2004. The band’s second album, “Descended Like Vultures” appeared in 2005 through Sub Pop Records, with their third effort, “Asleep at Heaven’s Gate” emerging in 2007. The fourth Rogue Wave album, “Permalight” was released in 2010 on Brushfire Records.
The making of Aoife O’Donovan’s debut album Fossils has hardly been a glacial affair, but it has spent rather more than a decade forming about in her creative subconscious. It was time well spent, for she’s crafted a beautiful, timeless record, the natural evolution of an accomplished singer and songwriter. Most of O’Donovan’s songs are character-driven, and many of them resemble portions of the folk traditions in which she was raised. The stunning versatility and appeal of her voice brought her to the attention of some of the most eminent names in music and led to collaborations across a wide variety of genres with everyone from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas, along with a role as vocalist on the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions alongside Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.