Derek Monypeny + Kyle Bradshaw
An evening of psychedelic sirocco swirl and atmospheric dark-folk.
The desert meets the redwoods at Indexical. Join us for an evening of Derek Monypeny's psychedelic sirocco swirl and an opening set of atmospheric dark-folk from Santa Cruz-based Kyle Bradshaw.
Born in the Arizona desert, a veteran of multiple explorations into the Sahara desert via Morocco and Western Sahara, and now a resident of the Mojave, Derek Monypeny sees his musical mission as adding to and expanding on what he calls the "desert continuum;" the psychedelic sirocco swirl of desert-based stringed instruments played with utter abandon by musicians the world over. Derek uses a variety of instruments to achieve these ends. In addition to guitar, he has recorded an album of solo oud recordings (Don't Bring Me Down, Bruce) and is currently performing and recording using the 15-string electric shahi baaja (Indian electric banjo).
Derek is a former member of the bands Oaxacan (Oakland, CA), ALTO! (Portland, OR), and Sir Richard Bishop's Freak Of Araby Ensemble. In addition to his solo work, he has an ongoing duo project with Bryan Hillebrandt, OAE (Oakland Afternoon Ensemble). He has performed and toured with artists such as Bill Orcutt, Jozef van Wissem, Eva Aguila/Kevin Shields, Arrington de Dionyso, Dwarfs of East Agouza, and many others.
Kyle Bradshaw is a musician from Santa Cruz, California that creates music in the vein of atmospheric dark-folk. Utilizing fingerstyle guitar with drones and loops, he constructs introspective and evocative compositions that are directly inspired by the depths of the redwood forests, the expansiveness of the ocean and sky, and the liminal relationship between ourselves and nature.