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Where:Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, California, United States
with Kacy & Clayton, Jeff Manson
When Vetiver released their first album in 2004, they were commonly lumped into the nascent freak folk movement alongside the likes of Joanna Newsom and Six Organs of Admittance, thanks to leader Andy Cabics friendship with scene founder Devendra Banhart. (In addition to Banharts musical contributions to Vetivers first two albums, Cabic co-wrote Banharts break-out song At the Hop, which appeared on 2004s Rejoicing in the Hands; on the same album, Banhart paid tribute to his friends band in the song When the Sun Shone on Vetiver.)However, the bands roots go deeper than Syd Barrett and Linda Perhacs, encompassing the U.K. shoegazer scene and the mid-90s D.I.Y. indie rock scene. Cabic was part of the latter, forming the Raymond Brake in his native Greensboro, North Carolina, during the early 90s. The Raymond Brakes noisy, Sonic Youth-influenced take on indie rock was a natural fit with both the Chapel Hill art-punk scene and the influential Washington D.C.-based indie label Simple Machines, which released the bands debut album, Piles of Dirty Winters, in 1995. After a handful of EPs and one more album, 1996s Never Work Ever, the Raymond Brake broke up and Cabic migrated westward, eventually settling in San Francisco. While studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, he met fellow student Banhart and instantly established a close working relationship with the bearded sprite.Playing shows with Banhart, Newsom, and others, Cabic started writing songs for his new project, Vetiver, named for an Asian relative of lemongrass thats used in perfume making. He added Banhart on guitar and backing vocals, Jim Gaylord on violin, and Alissa Anderson on cello, and the band with Cabics vocals, banjo, and acoustic guitar released its self-titled debut on the DiCristina label in 2004. (The album, produced by Thom Monahan of the Pernice Brothers, also included guest spots by Newsom, Mazzy Stars Hope Sandoval, and former My Bloody Valentine drummer C
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