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Weathers

October 13, 7:30 pm | Blueberry Hill | $15

A Weathers song is like a movie.  When the band’s co-lyricists Cameron Boyer and Cameron Olsen talk about their lives, they liken them to “a John Hughes Film.”  “I get a picture in my head of the story I want to tell,” explains Boyer, a truly multi-disciplinary artist who has been making films as long as he has been making music.

 

Vocalist Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennen Bates, and drummer Cole Carson create finely crafted, introspective pop songs heavily inspired by the alternative culture of the 80s, 90s and 00s.   Some of Boyer’s earliest musical memories are of listening to The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds with his dad and Hot Fuss by the Killers, while Olsen was raised on a steady diet of Depeche Mode, Cheap Trick, Bryan Adams, and Guns ’N Roses.

 

The beach haven in which they grew up – just outside Los Angeles – would hint at a ‘chill’ environment where surf and sand soothe the soul.   That was not the case for Boyer, whose internal tumult growing up was compounded by social anxiety and depression that has given his music a preternatural gravitas.  Teen angst has been a driving force in the creation of some of the most beloved music of our time and, though you would think the generational divide would deepen as technology and tastes evolve, Weathers are proof that the proverbial ‘song’ remains the same. The band’s songs speak to those among us who are struggling to keep it together day-by-day.  They remind us that nobody has it easy and that we are not alone.

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