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gnash - the sleepover tour w. Sweater Beats, MAX,  goody grace, & more!

Cabooze & Live Nation Present:

gnash - the sleepover tour w. Sweater Beats, MAX, goody grace, & more!

Sweater Beats, MAX, goody grace, Tulpa & Blankts, Triangle Park, Myboyjon

Sun, April 30, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$20 - $25

This event is all ages

gnash
hi! my name's garrett, but a lot of people call me gnash, & i'm here to let you know you're not alone. in gnash, the g is silent, but my feelings aren't. simply put, i was raised that it's okay to have feelings, as long as you aren't afraid to talk about them. so i've chosen to do that by documenting the feelings i have in my heart in my art, & lately, more specifically, in my music.

when i have a feeling, to get it off my chest, i find it's most therapeutic for me to make a song about it. what's even more redeeming is that nowadays when i release a song, an open-minded & constantly growing group of people from all around the world (who have come together over my music & call themselves the dreamers) let me know they have felt, currently feel, or will eventually feel the same. that makes us both feel better, & they help me just as much as i help them. so really, what i'm creating isn't a fan base, it's a support group & a movement, & it's filling with people who let each other know that whatever it is, however you feel, it's going to be okay.

everything in life is about balance. that's the number one thing i've learned while growing up in a big city like los angeles. my first single, "i hate u you i love u," & my label, happysad, spelled :): , both, in the titles alone, tackle balancing emotional issues everyone faces daily, but most people are afraid to (or don't find the time to) discuss. so i've found the best answer to this problem is for me to do the talking so the listener can focus on thinking.

my music has become a sort of emotional guide book for those who are open to experiencing life's up's & down's, but who are also committed to an overall positive outlook on life. the 3 ep's i've released, "u," "me," & "us," serve as a walk through a break up, finding yourself, & finding something new, but also the universality of that journey (& the harmony that comes from learning how to co-exist with other people in this often self-centered world we live in). eventually, i want to make a song for every feeling, & i felt this 3-part, 21-song series was a great place to start.

i make music that connects with people. i think that's because my music is as real as i am. i produce & write it all in my garage, which is why my production stays simple & clean -- to my listeners & i, it's not about how it sounds, it's about what i'm saying. being honest isn't always easy (or pretty), but it's usually what's best, & honestly my favorite music has always been about the lyrics to me anyway. that's why i draw inspiration from songwriters like cisco adler, jack johnson, & ben gibbard -- they're nothing but themselves in every way.

for me, music is just one way of being creative, & so far has been the easiest way to get my feelings out. i'll never be afraid to express myself, & i feel that's where my biggest strength lies. i don't see myself as just a musician, or as a songwriter, or as a producer/dj. i'm an artist in all ways, & i will use any means necessary to help people feel, & know in their hearts, minds, & souls that they are not alone.

thanks for reading this & wanting to learn more about me!
...& remember, it's gonna be okay tonight, because tomorrow's just a dream away :):
Sweater Beats
The Philippines and suburban Maryland aren't exactly R&B or dance music hot beds, but they didn't need to be for Antonio Cuna aka Sweater Beats to ingest both genres and spit out an exciting hybrid, melding the sensuality of contemporary R&B with the immediacy of dance music. Born in the Philippines, Cuna moved to Maryland, adapting to his new environment by engaging with music and skate culture. But it wasn't long before R&B entered the picture, first as an obsession and later, while Cuna was at university in New York, as a creative outlet. Growing up in the 2000s, it's no surprise that Cuna's heroes include R&B producer mavens like Pharrell and Timbaland, as well as French dance music behemoths Daft Punk, but it's how he's filtered those influences into the ingenious sonic aesthetic, a sound equally fitting both the festival stage and bedroom play, that makes Sweater Beats such an unavoidably intriguing project.

Since bubbling up in the dance world with the premiere of his debut single "Mlln Dllr" on Annie Mac's Radio1 show, Sweater Beats has constantly pushed the limits of his own sound. With support from the likes of Diplo, Omarion, and JoJo, plus tours with artists like Chance the Rapper, Flume and Chet Faker, the producer has clearly caught the eye some of a wide variety of tastemakers. Featured by the likes of Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Boiler Room and TheFADER, Cuna has also received admiration from music journalists the world over, drawing almost universal praise from disparate outlets. With countless collaborations, mixes, and remixes, on top of a constant touring schedule, Cuna has garnered a reputation for his incessant work rate and willingness to push his sound into new and uncharted territory. And that's part of the reason why Cuna connects with his fan base on such a visceral level, eschewing traditional industry methods for his own unique, intimate manner of going about business.
MAX
MAX is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer, known for his powerful acrobatic tenor which commands attention. His devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on YouTube, 400,000 followers on Twitter and over 940,000 likes on Facebook.

2015 was a banner year for MAX -- in February, he signed with Pete Wentz's DCD2 Records and in March, he released the single "Gibberish" featuring Hoodie Allen. The song was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week and has racked up more than 12 million views to date. Additionally, he was one of MTV's 2015 Artists to Watch Summer Class list, named Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month (June), KISS-FM 's Artist of the Week, performed on NBC's TODAY show, and was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist and Original Song for the 2015 Streamy Awards. MAX spent the summer on the road as a featured performer on the Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa before releasing his DCD2 Records-debut EP Ms. Anonymous in September. In October, MAX embarked on his first headline tour across the U.S., which included multiple sold out dates. A lifelong entertainer, music is not his only talent -- MAX starred in the Beach Boys biopic, "Love & Mercy," as Van Dyke Parks.

Currently, MAX is celebrating the release of his newest album, Hell's Kitchen Angel.
goody grace
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Los Angeles, CA
Triangle Park
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.cabooze.com