When: Sun., Oct. 5 2014
five-piece band playing alt-country, 9 p.m.
Five-piece, California-based alt-country troupe Dead Winter Carpenters recently trimmed back their hectic touring schedule from 180-plus shows a year to a still-insane 140. “That definitely leaves a little more home time to feel rooted and connected to your significant others and local communities,” says vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Dunn. “We’ve been fortunate to yield overwhelming hometown support for the band in the Lake Tahoe Basin, so it’s always nice to roll back into town.” An Americana band with bluegrass tendencies, DWC has earned their fans with two full-length albums and their most recent release, the EP Dirt Nap. “Our new EP shows the growth of our band, and really showcases those classic aspects, mainly the storytelling, and the instrumentation of fiddle, telecaster, acoustic guitar, upright bass, and drums,” says Dunn. “We’ve been writing a ton of new material since the recording of Dirt Nap and are ready to record a full-length LP.” DWC wants fans to achieve a personal connection with their music. “As a band, we’re aiming to give folks something unique, something that can remove them from their surroundings,” says Dunn. “We’ll keep pursuing that with a hunger for as long as we can.” —J. Chapa SUNDAY