Photos: Azure Ray at Cafe du Nord

Azure Ray (photo: Ian Young) Rock duo Azure Ray gave a rare performance at Cafe du Nord on January 17, 2019. The band hasn't released a full-length since 2010, but did return with an EP last year, Waves — their first package of material in some time. Our photographer Ian Young was able to capture the Bay Area show that you can check out below.

By |January 21, 2019|Tags: |

Live This Week: Reunited Azure Ray to play Cafe du Nord

18 years. Take a look into the archive of your life over that amount of time and you’ll have quite a collection of memories — cherished or derided. For some, the first two decades of early adulthood is a capsule of all of those dealbreakers, the all-or-nothings, the great loves and the crushing losses. For childhood friends Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, 18 years have meant navigating these moments musically as indie-folk duo, Azure Ray. Formed after the unexpected, tragic loss of Taylor’s boyfriend in 2001, Azure Ray quickly grew into a dominant force of the Saddle Creek Records era [...]

By |January 16, 2019|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Azure Ray, Zelma Stone and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, January 17 Azure Ray, Nik Freitas, Whispertown @ Cafe du Nord 7:30pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, January 17 [...]

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Azure Ray – "Red Balloon"

On September 4th, Omaha, NE duo Azure Ray will release their new six song EP As Above So Below, the first new material for members Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink together since 2010's Drawing Down The Moon. The album's initial single, "Scattered Like Leaves," debuted last month (listen via widget below), and we're now treated to a second offering with "Red Balloon." Streaming exclusively on NPR at the moment, "Red Balloon" is further proof of Taylor and Fink's intent to shelve their folk-pop sensibilities and explore a more tender electronic landscape. "We looked for inspiration from James Blake, Nicolas Jaar, [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: That Ghost, Azure Ray, Micachu & The Shapes

Thursday, July 16th - That Ghost @ Rickshaw Stop That Ghost - "I Crossed Out the Options" Santa Rosa's That Ghost just put out a new EP titled Get It and Get Out, self-described as "seven tracks of noisey guitar racket shit on cdr and comes in homemade sketchy packaging made out of cardboard and is limited to only 100 copies." Hopefully, you'll be able to grab a copy at Thursday night's show at the Rickshaw Stop. Locals No One & the Nobodies and The Dry Spells support on the bill. 8pm, $10. To win tickets to this [...]

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