Local Lovebirds making Anthology debut Nov. 13 w/Susanna Hoffs
“I was happy to learn we booked a show at Anthology," says White. "When I found out we would be opening for Susanna Hoffs, I think I might have peed a little."
"When we first started performing as the Lovebirds three years ago, booking Anthology was one of our short-term goals," says May, who has performed at the venue multiple times with her band Veronica May and the To Do List. "Three years is short-term, right? We love performing together as much as we love writing together, so we can’t wait to be on that stage...it is such a fantastic venue and has one of the best sound systems around."
May — whose parents fronted the 1970s band the Flatlanders — describes the music of the Lovebirds as “Pretty little harmonies with a pretty little lady.” May has been playing piano for over 20 years, percussion for over a decade, and guitar for several years. A 2008 San Diego Music Award winner for Best Acoustic, May also plays with White in the Forget Me Nots, a 1940s-inspired ensemble.
“The Forget Me Nots sound is throwback Americana jazz, blues, and even some country, with rich four-part vocals,” says White, who got her start playing open mics at venues like Lestat’s Coffee House. “We make the new, original songs sound like antiques. My solo music is very soft and folksy but with potent lyrics. The Lovebirds is sort of a mix of all that.”
“When people ask what I’m like onstage,” says White, “I tell them to imagine Bob Dylan with a skirt.”
“I try to live by the Bob Dylan lyric ‘He not busy being born is busy dying.’ I have it taped to my computer screen at work, to remind me I better not let myself be stuck in a cubicle forever.” In 2009, White was one of six finalists in the San Diego Songwriters Guild’s Songwriting Contest at the Belly Up Tavern.
Veronica May -- who once collected Mad Magazines (“This explains a lot about me”) -- also fronts a self-named solo band. “I’ve always loved Lindsay’s singing...she has a nostalgic voice that renders kindness and understanding. And I love that.”
The duo released a new full-length in April 2012, Nutsy Pants, produced, recorded, and mixed by Jeff Berkley at Berkley Sound, mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Lurssen Mastering. It was nominated Best Local Recording at the 2012 San Diego Music Awards. Later that year, they shared the stage with the Eagles songwriter Jack Tempchin, Oscar-nominated actor and musician John C. Reilly, local legend Steve Poltz, and national sensations the Lumineers.
Here's the deets: Susanna Hoffs with the Lovebirds,Tuesday November 13, 2012 at Anthology (1337 India Street). The show is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. Ticket prices range from $10-$36 and are available for purchase on the Anthology website (http://www.anthologysd.com). Reservations are recommended.
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