Neon Birdhouse floats above the horizon with sugar-coated synths, hypnotic percussion, and indulgent melodies, coined here in print to be known forevermore as “Psychedeli
Behold! The lens of your mind’s eye zooms all the way out like a kaleidoscope to reveal a luminescent dwelling buried deep in a dark wood. Enter a symphony of mechanical birds, marvelously feathered and whistling sweet auto-tuned melodies. They swim up through the sky then back down again to recharge within their electric nest of twisted neon. If there are two things band director Enrique Olmos has always had a knack for, it’s getting a bit carried away with flowery adjectives and assembling his talented friends to join the fold of whatever creative project finds him in over his head. Neon Birdhouse floats above the horizon with sugar-coated synths, hypnotic percussion, and indulgent melodies, coined here in print to be known forevermore as “Psychedelic Lo-Fi Soul.”

Special Guest

August

August is a five piece soul-pop band rooted in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since their 2018 debut, August hit the ground running, performing at many sought-after venues and festivals across West Michigan. In June of 2019, the band released their debut full-length album, Bloom, drawing inspiration from many areas of music: soul, funk, rock, pop, jazz, etc. Their lyrics tell stories of the intimate human experience and are musically presented in a dynamic and approachable fashion. In a review of the album, Local Spins writes, “Through a backdrop of expansive instrumentals [August] gives a comforting message of hope, a sentiment that everything will be OK.” The album earned them two nominations for the WYCE Jammie Awards in February of 2020. In the summer of 2020, the band released their first EP, Chaos & Comfort. The EP found its way to being in the "Hot Top Five" in the month of August of 2020 on 88.1, WYCE radio.

The only thing as good as the show? The drink you have after

GRAB A BITE, BEFORE OR AFTER

A few short steps from the Listening Room is One Twenty Three—our neighborly New American Tavern, serving hearty dishes with modern flare.