With Cape Francis

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Rough Trade NYC

Doors 7:30pm
On-stage 8:30pm
Tickets available

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Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 day of show

Ages 18 & Over

A Bowery Presents Event


Michigander, aka Jason Singer, is an indie rock act originally formed in Kalamazoo that has been gaining a lot of momentum since the release of his debut single “Nineties.” The song has been featured on official Spotify playlists including Indie All Stars, Viral Hits, and Indie 2017, accumulating nearly a million plays since its release in 2016. Although live shows and recordings consist of a full band, Michigander at its core is a solo project that has been built by Jason Singer since 2014. In April 2017, Michigander released a new single titled “Fears” and in September of the same year released a second single titled “Stolen.” Michigander’s music has been featured on NPR, Paste, NME, Huffington Post, and DIY. Michigander has also recorded sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter, and SoFar.

In the past few years, Michigander has shared bills with acts such as Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, Twin Peaks, and Boy & Bear. He has also played festivals alongside alt-J, Solange, Foster The People, Run The Jewels, and Two Door Cinema Club. On top of that Michigander has toured all over the country (including a trip to SXSW) and has become a staple in the midwest music scene.

Michigander’s debut EP, titled “Midland” will be released on March 16th

Cape Francis

Cape Francis is the solo project of Kevin Olken Henthorn, former singer/songwriter of Stone Cold Fox. After the break up of a band that worked heavily in traditional pop structures and production, Henthorn started the new project as a way to break form and reconnect to a natural flow of instrumentation and storytelling.

Henthorn started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He studied music with teachers ranging from classical to blues to metal, but by the time he was 15 he decided to commit solely to writing his own material. For Henthorn, writing was a way to learn and push his fundamentals and discovery became intrinsic to each new piece he wrote.

Cape Francis was meant as a way to return to that mentality, to re-approach a relationship with an instrument after years of feeling stuck in indie rock power-chords. The outcome is a new sound for Henthorn. It is centered around finger picked electric guitar, and surrounded by simple arrangements of percussion and synthesizers, Cape Francis pulls from folk and modern influences alike to bring the listener to a feel good place where familiarity and discovery are both at the forefront. His forthcoming debut LP Falling Into Pieces, due out on Sleep Well Records, examines the themes of closure, identify and moving past failure through these lenses.