with Leon City Sounds Forces and Mike Edel

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$8/ $10



Songbyrd Presents

Thursday April 11, 2019


Experimental waves from DC, MatizWave fuses rock with latin folk sounds to create original music inspired by personal experiences and the connection between music and people.

MatizWave is a collective of musicians with diverse backgrounds who share an interest for creativity and music diversity. The name of the band comes from the combination of the musicians's upbringings and heritage (Matiz) and what connects them; music (Wave).

The Band

FarmingwithFred – Drums

BarrieLeighWilliams – Guitar

Unspooled – Bass

ChrisMendelis – Keys

Max.Malandro – Congas and other Percussion

VeluMusical – Lead Vocals, Maracas, Guiro and whatever else she can find

LEON CITY SOUNDS - Claudia (Lima, Peru) and Charles (D.C.) – a.k.a. Leon City Sounds – are two selectors, avid record collectors of Peruvian Cumbia \ Jamaican Ska \ Reggae and radio disc jockeys based in Washington DC. They light up the dance floor with tropical rhythms from all over Latin America and Caribbean.



fᴏяᴄᴇs is an experimental psychedelic indie rock band that on this special night will be diving into the world of Afro Latin beats. Cristina, their lead singer, will even be rapping in Spanish! This will be their LAST SHOW with their impressive drummer James Dietz, so don't miss this!


Mike Edel 

“What is the future, if this is now?” asks Canadian-born Mike Edel on his upcoming album THRESHOLDS due out March 1st. This question, echoing throughout groove of the song “Challenger,” similarly echoes throughout Edel’s entire record, produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla.

THRESHOLDS is a compelling departure for Edel and after adopting a consistency is boring mantra and a tireless year in the studio, Edel’s sound has evolved and this is his most intriguing album yet. From the radio rocker ‘Houdini’ to the indie-pop chiller ‘Go With You’ and with the CBC Music Top 10, thirties are the new twenties anthem ’31,’ Edel presents stand-alone singles that present a uniform theme throughout the 10-song effort.

After 2 million cumulative streams across major platforms, being in rotation on CBC Music, AAA Radio across the United States, and on Sirius XM’s The Loft; after playing hundreds of shows including Rifflandia Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Regina Folk Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival, and Upstream Music Festival; after sharing the stage with Serena Ryder, Foy Vance, Said The Whale and Josh Garrels; and after splitting his time between Seattle, WA and the mountains of British Columbia and getting married, Edel is taking his music in particular and his life in general across a threshold, through an open door, and into the unknown.