The Sawtelles, Things Behind the Sun in double bill Sat., Apr. 16

The Sawtelles play Best Video Film & Cultural Center Sat., Apr. 16. The show starts at 7 PM and Things Behind the Sun open.

This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required. (This will be updated if circumstances allow a loosening of these restrictions.)

Husband and wife duo Pete and Julie Riccio are the foundation of the Sawtelles. Their music is a balance of four elements: alternate-tuned guitar, stand-up drum kit (ala Velvet Underground’s Mo Tucker) and two voices. Peter plays guitar and Julie plays drums; they both sing. Their sparse but intricately arranged pop is as lush as it is captivatingly unique; what is played as important as what isn’t.

Things Behind the Sun is about two old friends reconnecting and discovering the pleasure of making music together again.

Mark Perrelli lives in Berlin with his wife Nancy. Mark is a lifelong drummer having appeared with various local bands in Hartford / New Haven area including Editors and Poor Boy among many others. Rob Dauphinais lives in Simsbury with wife Judy. He plays bass and guitar and has appeared in several bands over the years including Editors, Exit Terra and Ponybird.

Together for the first time in 30 years they will be featuring songs from various bands and stages in their careers. While this appearance will be grounded in song structures and may be labeled ‘folk punk’, Things Behind the Sun will also be gearing up for some louder experiments later this year including a prospective appearance at the Elm City Noise Festival in October.

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