Oct 03

Nataly Dawn (of Pomplamoose) + Bella Porter

Union Stage All Ages
Doors 6PM | Show 7:30PM

About the event

Nataly Dawn

For more than a decade, Nataly Dawn has captivated global audiences as lead vocalist of beloved indie-pop band Pomplamoose (a YouTube sensation that finds her joining forces with her husband Jack Conte, with over 400 million views to date for their hyper-creative videos). On her new solo album Gardenview, the Berkeley-based artist shares 13 exquisitely detailed folk/Americana songs that emerged as she contended with many longtime demons, repeatedly turning to songwriting as a means of accessing joy, presence, and a deeper sense of peace. Her fourth solo effort and first full-length since 2016’s Haze (a critically acclaimed release that prompted Consequence to praise her as a “force to be reckoned with”), the album presents its luminous insights in a vast array of musical forms: high-spirited folk hymns, McCartney-esque pop symphonies, indie-rock-infused retellings of ancient Taoist fables, to name just a few. In bringing such an elegantly eclectic body of work to life, Dawn collaborated with a number of close musician-friends and mostly recorded live (with minimal editing or overdubbing), endlessly tapping into her graceful musicality and incandescent imagination. Delicately sculpted yet deliberately unvarnished, Gardenview ultimately affirms Dawn as a truly singular and essential songwriting voice, wholly capable of delivering the kind of heart-expanding revelation that profoundly transforms the way we see the world.

Bella Porter

Bella Porter is an indie artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her solo career began in 2017 with the release of her full-length album Luck of the Draw featuring 15 lo-fi songs recorded and mixed entirely from the artist’s bedroom. In addition to her solo endeavors, Bella Porter is also the primary songwriter and lead vocalist in the Los Angeles based band Another Bummer. Their first release was a 2020 self-titled EP with the help of Grammy-nominated producer Tyler Chester. Though clearly carved from the same sonic wood as Angel Olsen, Adrianne Lenker, and Lucy Dacus, Bella shapes her own sound with lush harmonies, dry-wit humor, and honest storytelling.

This show is at Union Stage

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