Panama Wedding

Panama Wedding

Sun Seeker

Wed, May 3, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$15

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box offices are cash only.

Panama Wedding
Panama Wedding
Spending his nights walking the streets of New York City from his Flatiron recording studio down to his East Village apartment, things finally came into focus for Peter Kirk. After several years of working an 11-hour day job in finance, Kirk left to pursue his passion—music. As Panama Wedding, Kirk has channelled all of the challenges and risks that come from leaving your steady job into his music. Following the release of its debut EP Parallel Play, Panama Wedding is back with a more cohesive set of tracks.

From the eponymous middle track “Into Focus” which lyrically depicts Kirk’s struggles trying to balance a demanding job while pursuing his dreams “I’ve been working all day long /I’ve been working out of my mind / waiting for my thoughts to shape into focus” to its first single “A Brand New Life” conveying the expectations and emotions of growing older “I didn’t know this was the ending I was sold,” Into Focus is Kirk’s most personal & sincere work to date.

Before the start of Panama Wedding, the Sea Cliff, Long Island native had spent years as a musician, growing up as a classically trained pianist. Music remained a hobby that he pursued by recording in his bedroom with friends and later in his Manhattan studio that he rented to explore writing and recording further. Kirk started to become more serious about making music when he would go to his studio every night for three years after his long workdays, tinkering with different sounds and honing in on his electro-pop craft.

In early 2014, things changed for Kirk. He signed with Glassnote Records—home to best-selling artists like CHVRCHES, Phoenix, and Mumford & Sons. That same year Panama Wedding released its first EP, Parallel Play, which was met with viral success. Singles “All of the People” and “Uma” have collectively amassed over 12 million streams on Spotify alone. Since his debut EP was released, Panama Wedding has played sold-out shows with the likes of St. Lucia, RAC, and Smallpools, played the summer festival circuit, and also landed a coveted TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“It’s funny – last year was amazing, but I still feel like we’re just getting started,” says Kirk. “There’s so much new music I’ve recorded that I’m so excited to share with everyone.” Now with two EPs under his belt, Panama Wedding isn’t slowing down. Look out for a full-length coming in 2016.
Sun Seeker
Sun Seeker
Sun Seeker has drawn applause for their unhurried breed of Cosmic American Music and with BIDDEFORD (Third Man Records), their long awaited debut EP, the Nashville-based band more than affirm their promise. The EP – which follows Sun Seeker’s widely acclaimed Third Man debut single, 2016’s “Georgia Dust” b/w “No One Knows” (TMR322) – sees Alex Benick (guitar, vocals), Asher Horton (bass guitar, vocals), and Ben Parks (drums, vocals) exploring nostalgia, melancholy, and emotional turmoil via laidback psychedelia pollinated with tight harmonies, classic folk songcraft, and country rock spirit, an ageless approach that is simultaneously archetypal and now utterly their own. Songs like “With Nothing (But Our Last Words)” and the yearning “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night” meld Benick’s candid lyricism and stark melodies with creative arrangement and production technique, fashioning a sonic world to match their interior emotional scope.

The “bunch of musical friends” at the core of Sun Seeker have been collaborating in some sense since eighth grade. The trio formed a loose collective of combos, playing together in each other’s bands, with Sun Seeker officially convening in January 2013. The band became fast favorites on the Nashville scene, earning word of mouth and a fervent fan following via an electric live presence and a striking collection of songs. Sun Seeker will celebrate BIDDEFORD with intense national touring, not dissimilar to the approach they took in building a hometown following. The band plan to use the time between runs to record their now eagerly anticipated debut album, still determined to keep venturing forward, developing and expanding the distinctive parameters of their own intrepid sound and vision.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/