This Sunday, Oct. 16, former Vivian Girls member Katy Goodman will be at The High Watt with her current project, La Sera. Also playing is Springtime Carnivore, the newest pseudonym of Greta Morgan, who you may know from her time fronting The Hush Sound. Tickets for the show are available here, doors open at 7 p.m., and the show, which is 18+, starts at 8 p.m. Read on to find out why you don’t want to miss it!
For the past four years, ex-Vivian Girls member Katy Goodman has been releasing music under the name La Sera, and recently her husband and guitarist Todd Wisenbaker joined the band as a full time contributor and vocalist. Drummer Nate Lotz rounds out the group, whose latest album, Music for Listening to Music To, was produced by Ryan Adams at his Pax-Am studio in Los Angeles. The band are known for their heartache and breakup songs, and while this album has plenty of that to go around, it saw them make some changes as well. In the past, La Sera’s sound has had lots of ‘60s girl group vibes; their latest finds some of that sound, but is also rooted in the ‘80s. On Music, with Adams’ influence, Goodman also loosens up her vocals, allowing herself to sound more natural and confident. It’s an interesting progression for the band, and one sure to make their live show even more fun.
When Greta Morgan started writing for her most recent album, Midnight Room, she had just been through a tough breakup. The songs that resulted from her writing in the wee hours of the morning were an amalgamation of emotions and lyrics that she wasn’t sure quite fit together naturally. She turned to producer Chris Coady, whose worked with bands like Future Islands and Beach House, and he helped her turn the mismatched lines into a cohesive, whole, album. Her angsty sound as Springtime Carnivore is a great pairing with La Sera for Sunday night’s show.
La Sera and Springtime Carnivore will perform Sunday, Oct. 16 at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $12-14.