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California Instrumental Group Whale Fall China Tour in Shenzhen

Time: 2019.3.16 Thursday 20:30

Venue: B10 Live

Add: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Tel: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)

Venue Support: OCT-LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd

Admittance starts at 20:00.

Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose.


Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose. 

Fare: Advance 90 RMB; Walk-in 120 RMB


※Presale service available until 00:00 on Mar. 16

※At Door tickets may not be available if advance tickets were sold out. Please purchase the tickets as early as possible.

①Entity:Old Heaven Books (120#, A5, North District of OCT-LOFT)

②Taobao:Search Store "B10 Live"



Please send the following information to at least ONE DAY before the concert: 

1.Name 2.Phone number 3.Date of the concert 4.Quantity of tickets 


Starts at 19:30 on the day at B10 Live.



Keyboards, Cornet, Glockenspiel, Melodica / J. Matt Greenberg

Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Ali Vazin

Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Dave Pomeranz

Drums & Percussion / Aaron Farinelli

Bass Guitar & Atmospherics / Erik Tokle


Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Whale Fall is an instrumental group featuring traditional rock instrumentation interfused with more pastoral strokes of piano, brass instruments, cello, and a touch of analog synth.


The group's self-titled debut record was written across several years and line-up changes. Released in 2011, the first album eventually became a favorite of music directors at NPR, who featured many of the tracks as interstitial music on the nationally syndicated "Morning Edition" program. The independently produced, self-released record was an expansive and wide-ranging double LP which established the band's sound as well as their dedicated fanbase. Tracks from the record, as well as a newer exclusive track, were featured in the award-winning 2013 documentary Code Black.


Their second release, The Madrean (an extended homage to the American Southwest which the band calls home) was heralded as a more developed, cohesive, and dynamic set of thematically related compositions with profound emotional resonance. The Madrean landed on several year-end "Best of 2014" lists and further solidified the band's reputation as well as its small but ardent cult following. The double LP vinyl edition features a stunning 12-page booklet of manipulated landscape photography which merges with the eight often lengthy, interconnected tracks to evoke the story behind The Madrean.


For their latest self-produced release, Sondersongs, the band honed their focus down to ten tracks clocking in under 45 minutes — their first single LP. Although based in similar musical ground as the first two records, on Sondersongs the band is not afraid to bend the listener's ear toward a wider range of genre references and nods to decades past, with individual tracks shifting from plaintive piano pieces and chiming acoustic passages to shimmering dream pop guitar tones, more elaborate horn arrangements, and blaring rock anthems.


The concept of "sonder" comes from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which defines it as:

The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own — populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness — an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.


Sondersongs is now available on all relevant (and irrelevant) streaming services. A striking (and limited) white vinyl edition and compact discs can be purchased at, along with additional LPs and full streaming of the entire catalog.

Event Details

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Pricing Info: 
Advance 90 RMB; Walk-in 120 RMB
Booking Phone Number: 
0755-86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Place Name (Optional): 
B10 Live
Average: 3.6 (135 votes)


B10 Live is a brand new music & art space in Shenzhen, organized by OCT-LOFT and curated by artist Teng Fei and independent music curator Tu Fei.
B10 Live has presented over a hundred live music performances to the audience since 24 Nov. 2012, as well as 4 years of OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival and the 2 years of Tomorrow Festival. More and more different types of art events will be held here in the near future. Read more »

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
North Side of Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Place Phone: 
+86 (755) 86337602
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
call us: +86-755-3395-5850