Goo Lagoon Collab 2/15 with Madeline McQueen, Sarah Gross, sleep destroyer, and GWEN
Love is in the air this weekend, and we don’t mean Valentine’s Day! Ithaca Underground has fallen in love with four spectacular artists that will be playing the Kava Bar on Saturday, February 15th. In collaboration with Goo Lagoon, we’ve assembled a femme-tastic lineup of Madeline McQueen, Sarah Gross, sleep destroyer, and GWEN. You don’t want to miss this one, so recover from all the candy hearts and chocolate the best way we know how— with amazing live tunes!
Hailing from Rochester, Madeline McQueen’s smooth voice is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Amy Winehouse. Her velvety vocals carry her poetic lyrics with soul. Only 23 years old, McQueen’s lyrical abilities and vocal quality put her in a class with other great women like Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus. If you’re a fan of R&B, indie, or just want to enjoy the chilled-out sounds of a wildly talented songwriter, you might be the newest member of Madeline McQueen’s fan club.
Syracuse native Sarah Gross has a rare and beautiful duality to her voice; it’s both soulful and sweet. Her acoustic singer-songwriter stylings are simple, clean and bright, where her funkier pieces have a power and groove to them similar to Lake Street Dive. A stylistic chameleon, Gross’ voice carries her through different genres with ease. With her soothing vocals and comfort in different styles, we know you’ll find plenty to love about Sarah Gross. We did!
A little bedroom pop, a little garage punk, entirely sleep destroyer. Their thick, heavy, guitar sound and punchy vocals are perfect to blast through headphones, in the car, or jam along to at a concert. Like beabadoobee with more grit and grime, sleep destroyer makes music for the indie college-rocker in all of us.
Ithaca-based artist GWEN has a magic touch when it comes to making laid-back indie-pop. Heavily influenced by artists like UMI, Clairo, and Temporex, GWEN’s peaceful vocals and lo-fi beats are the perfect easy-listening music. Her soundcloud describes her style as “melancholy music for goons”, and who doesn’t relate to that in some way?