Matt Nathanson

True West Presents

Matt Nathanson

M. the Heir Apparent

Wed · March 20, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$45.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

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Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson
Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single "Come On Get Higher," which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits "Car Crash," "Falling Apart" and "All We Are." The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, Ellen,Conan O'Brien, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray and The CMA Awards to name a few. Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor,Vampire Diaries, American Pie and 90210. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles "Faster" and "Run" – the latter featuring Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Nathanson's legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Matt Nathanson's ninth studio recording, Last of the Great Pretenders, will be released on July 16th. The new album is available for preorder via MattNathanson.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that's saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing. Songs like "Earthquake Weather," "Kill The LIghts," "Kinks Shirt," "Sunday New York Times" and first single "Mission Bells" are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.
M. the Heir Apparent
M. the Heir Apparent
In 2015, Berkeley, California songwriter Kyle Terrizzi, who had been writing and performing music in the Bay Area as The Plastic Arts since 2009, immersed himself in the I Ching -- an ancient Chinese book of divination and philosophy. The spiritual awakening that followed inspired him to abandon his previous work and launch an entirely new creative life as M. the Heir Apparent.

“It was like a key turning in my brain,” says Terrizzi. “Finding that book felt like encountering my true self for the first time.”

In the few years since, Terrizzi has been on a journey, and he’d like to take you on one too…

With the release of his debut EP as M. the Heir Apparent, Be Free, in 2016, Terrizzi began making the music and videos he felt compelled to create by something the songwriter can’t quite name. Call it mysticism, call it fate. Terrizzi knows this much: the calling is an urgent one, and -- not unlike an ancient touchstone of Eastern philosophy -- it’s much, much bigger than him.

Now, with his new EP, Save Yourself, Terrizzi reflects this renewed sense of purpose through another age-old, sacred object: the pop song. Recorded and produced by frequent collaborator Gawain Mathews, Save Yourself is a self-revelatory record, packed with confessional lyrics; bright, plaintive vocals; and melodies that curl up inside your head and stay for days. But it’s also a manifesto of sorts -- both a look at where Terrizzi has been, and a clear-eyed glimpse into the future.

“It may sound grandiose,” says Terrizzi, “but what I’m honestly striving to do is take the pop song and raise it to the level of high art.

Armed with only his voice and guitar, Terrizzi has shared the stage with artists as dynamic and diverse as Jon Bellion, Cody Simpson, Tennis, Laura Gibson, Matt Pond PA, Holly Miranda, David Ryan Harris, Gracie & Rachel, and many, many, many more.

His latest singe, “Time of War,” was released on MLK Day and is available now everywhere good digital music is sold and streamed.

Terrizzi will also be supporting Matt Nathanson on the west coast leg of his upcoming U.S. tour in March 2019. Tickets and more info available at http://thisismxoxo.com/tour.
Venue Information:
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR, 97202
http://www.aladdin-theater.com/