PLAYBACK:stl @ Cicero’s | 09.02.08

cicerosSeptember 2: PLAYBACK:stl presents Mood Swings, Otto Sharp, Syna So Pro


at CICERO’s | 8:30 p.m.
6691 DELMAR | $5 ($8 for minors) | 16+


Mood Swings | We are a four-piece, all-girl band dedicated to showing the world how girls rock better than boys. Mood Swings is recording a six-song EP.

Otto Sharp began piano lessons in the second grade due to the encouragement of her mother. But after attending her daughter’s first recital, which consisted of a ten-minute improve jazz rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," the motherly encouragement ceased. Otto never learned to curtsey, but instead rebelliously picked up the guitar and a synthesizer. By the young age of 14, she began writing music of her own. Over the next four years, she filled notebooks full of ideas and melodies, and during her first year of college, she would find herself teaming up with producer/songwriter Dustin Burnett. The two would record 10 songs of original pop hooks full of ear candy and indie rock. Otto sings relatable stories of love, hope, learning who you are, who you might be, and finding the Truth in Lies.

Syna So Pro | Syna So Pro’s one-woman act is a cerebral exercise in harmony, melody and looped choral madness. Shades of Imogen Heap’s twinkling mysticism mingle with ethereal dreampop and crunchy rock textures, as she loops bass, keyboard and violin (among other instruments) to create haunting layers of music. And when she bursts forth with a capella songs-which demonstrate her octave-spanning vocal range-Syna So Pro reveals a gift for meticulous arrangements and unorthodox structures which linger long after her show ends.

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