Lost in the Trees + Bombadil + Diadem
August 28, 2014 | 6 pm
As part of Duke’s First Big Weekend, Duke Performances and Duke Gardens are pleased to make a Duke student-only presentation of Lost in the Trees, Bombadil, and Diadem — a trio of bands representing the region’s burgeoning music scene.
Lost in the Trees is an orchestral folk-pop band based in Chapel Hill. Their sophomore release, A Church That Fits Our Needs, was hailed by Wall Street Journal as 2012 Album of the Year. Fronted by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Ari Picker — a composer trained at Berklee School of Music — the band “mixes breathtaking string arrangements and sweeping orchestrations with folk-flavored acoustic guitars” (NPR). The Huffington Post further enthused, “Picker has Nick Drake speaking to him in one ear and Handel whispering in the other.”
Bombadil is a Durham-based trio (two of the members are Duke alums), whose music provides a “sophisticated twist on vintage pop and alt-country” (NPR). Bombadil has put out five albums in as many years; the most recent, Metrics of Affection, was hailed by Time Out New York as “bursting with irresistible melodies, unexpected lyrical gems, and moments of profound honesty, all anchored by expert songwriting skills.”
Diadem is a Duke-based electropop quartet featuring Natalie Chin, Christina Lan, Jack Gillette, and Julian Xie. Their debut EP, Idea Eight, was released in spring 2014 by Small Town Records.
The concert will run as follows:
Doors — 5.30p
Diadem — 6p
Bombadil — 7p
Lost in the Trees — 8.15p
The following food trucks have been confirmed and will be accepting food points:
**Duke student ID required for entry. Food trucks will be on-site and the first 600 students in attendance will receive special souvenir sports bottles.**
Presented by Duke Performances and Sarah P. Duke Gardens, with additional support from UCAE, Duke Coffeehouse, Small Town Records, and WXDU.