About This Event
Who's ready for an enchanting evening? (((folkYEAH!))) presents a mesmerizing set from Bay Area-based siren Chrystia Cabral and her band, SPELLLING as they tour on her acclaimed album "Turning Wheel," which made NPR's top 50 albums of 2021!
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm
$20 / $25
**Note: Until further notice, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of the show for entry. Per County mandates, masks are required when indoors at Moe's Alley while you're not eating or drinking.
Acceptable forms of proof:
• Vaccination Record Card
• CA State QR Code: myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
• Picture of vaccination card that matches ID
• Negative test confirmation from an authorized testing facility that matches ID.
Venturing to push the boundaries of her primarily synth-based work, SPELLLING took on the ambitious task of orchestrating and self-producing an album that features an ensemble of 31 collaborating musicians. The Turning Wheel incorporates a vast range of rich acoustic sounds that cast SPELLLING’s work into vibrant new dimensions. The double LP is split into two halves — “Above” and “Below.” Lush string quartet shimmer combines with haunting banjo and wandering bassoon leads, as the album progresses from the more jubilant, warm, and dreamy mood of the “Above” tracks to the more chilling and gothic tone of the “Below” tracks. This progression is anchored by SPELLLING’s familiar bewitching vocal style that emphasizes the theatrical and folkloric heart of her songwriting.
Sour Widows already drew on equal shares of sharpness and tenderness, but the deliberately spare atmosphere of Crossing Over enhances both. Recorded remotely while studio plans were on indefinite hold, these songs dial back the volume that drove their earlier material, delivering themes of self-reflection and painful change with sharpened clarity. Tempos slow and the instrumentation softens, but anxiety and grief crackle in even the most delicate moments. Luminous vocal harmonies, complex guitar interplay, and understated drumming remain at the core of the band's sound, but these four softly lit songs reach deeper, all the more stirring in their subtlety.