Hello Favored Spark Patrons! The first week of April is packed. The bands are so good, you just might have to attend all three concerts! Don’t miss out!

(#1) 4/4

Who: Bryan Richardson, South China, Klessa, Laura Stevenson and the Cans
When: Sunday, April 4 @ 8PM
Cost: $7

South China was born in 2002 as a marriage, musically and literally, of Jeremy and Jerusha Robinson. Their individual backgrounds in experimental rock and classical music produce a sound that feels sparse and improvised, evoking a slightly dark and dream-like state, like trying to recall something that is just beyond the edges of memory. They draw listeners into their intimate world of Maine winters, bittersweet moments, subtle humor, and the bizarre dream imagery.
is composed of clarinets, piano, accordion, organ, glockenspiels, flute, guitars, 2 drums, sleigh bells, and 4 sets of lungs that sing. They have finally gotten it together to create an album. Aloha Demons has materialized over months, with the help of many hands and many hearts.
With infectious melodies accompanied by intricate guitar, crumbling distortion, trumpets, and violins – the minimalist and ‘sweetly cacophonous’ Brooklyn outfit, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, will make you smile or crush your soul depending on your current level of sadness.

(#2) 4/7
Who: Tony Benn, Josefin Fundin
When: Wednesday, April 7 @ 8:30PM
Cost: $8

Tony Benn is a singer/songwriter from Miltown Malbay Co. Clare,Ireland and has been playing music since the 90s. Benn started off his career in the grunge band Exploding Marmalade (Winner of the 2005 Temple Bar new bands competition and featured on the Irish top 30 list). Since then he has been in a variety of bands (Sexy Results, Addiction, Soul Panda and Miles) and busking on the streets of Dublin. His self titled solo record was released in the summer of 2009 featuring collaborations with American songstress Johnette Napolitano and new European talent like Anthony Ward and Rebeca Massey.
Josefin Fundin
is that charismatic Swedish girl you probably never met. A strong believer in today’s do‐it‐yourself era, Fundin has taken on the role of musician, producer and recording engineer to create a representation of her evocative strength and lyrical poise.

Fundin has now released her second self produced EP within a year. This City is a six track EP inspired by the Big Apple itself. After the release of her first solo EP, Silly Lamb, Never Learns (Feb. 09) she moved across the ocean and spent the first half of the year playing at bars and clubs in the New York City area.

(#3) 4/8
Who: Sleigh Bells
When: Thursday, April 8 @ 7:30PM
Cost: $8

O, Morning Records is thrilled to announce that they will be bringing up and coming indie band Sleigh Bells to Syracuse on April 8, 2010 at Spark Contemporary Art Space, 1005 E. Fayette St.  The show will cost $8, and will be an all-ages.

Sleigh Bells is a talented Brooklyn indie/punk/hip-hop duo who has garnished praise as a band to watch in national publications such as Stereogum, Pitchfork Media, and Nylon Magazine.  The Syracuse show will be the last show they play before they head to Indio, California to play at the Coachella Music Festival.