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Yellow Ostrich

Presented by The Basement at The Basement, Nashville TN

Aug 18 2022
Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich originated in 2009 as the solo project of Schaaf, who first started recording music in his bedroom with a 4-track recorder. While pursuing his music degree at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, Schaaf had the opportunity to open for Bishop Allen, for whom Michael Tapper played drums at the time. The two musicians made a connection, and when Schaaf moved to Brooklyn at the same time as Tapper in 2010, they decided to perform together officially as Yellow Ostrich.

After recording their first studio album, The Mistress, the band enlisted the help of multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez to help achieve their sound on stage. Natchez had played previously with numerous other indie bands including The Antlers and Beirut, and eventually became an official band member. While on tour in 2011, the band signed to Barsuk Records, who released the band’s sophomore LP, Strange Land.

In 2013, the band announced that Jon was leaving the band to pursue other things. At that time, they announced that Jared Van Fleet and Zach Rose (who had been with the group since January 2013 were officially joining the band.

In 2014, Yellow Ostrich released a statement on their official Facebook page that they would be disbanding after their final performance, which occurred on December 8, 2014 at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

On March 25, 2021, Schaaf announced the official revival of the project following a reissue of The Mistress and the release of a new compilation, Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010–2021). A new Yellow Ostrich record, Soft, was released on April 23rd, again via Barsuk Records. Personnel joining Schaaf on the record included Marian Li-Pino (drums and vocals), Megan Mahoney (bass), Mike Noyce (guitar, vocals, textures), Jon Natchez (saxophone), and Leah Monson (vocals).

Source: Wikipedia



$12Advance Ticket
$15/Day of Show

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Doors Open 6:30PM

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The Basement

1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: 8th Avenue / Melrose)

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