Jane Holiday

Fri · April 5, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13 in advance / $15 at the door

This event is all ages

“Lying awake at night, when it’s just me and my mind racing, that’s when I drift into the darkest parts of myself,” says Tender’s James Cullen. “Until I wrote these songs, I never really knew if anyone else struggled with those same thoughts and fears.”

In that sense, Tender’s gripping new album, ‘Fear of Falling Asleep,’ out now is a collection of contradictions. It’s a record about isolation that fosters connection, a narrative of anxiety that offers reassurance, a chronicle of despair that promises hope. Inspired by the moments that come just before sleep, when silence descends and doubt and fear and desire take over, the album is an unflinchingly honest self-examination, a courageous reckoning with darkness and depression. Along with his musical partner Dan Cobb, Cullen captures the full range of those nightly emotional rollercoasters on the album—the consuming guilt, the crippling loneliness, the directionless drifting—bringing them to life in a seductive blend of electronic grooves, dreamy synths, and washed out guitars.
Jane Holiday
Jane Holiday
Jane Holiday is a ‘60s film star who hangs out in Cannes and smokes tiny cigarettes. He wears suits and drives classic vintage European cars…

“I am obsessed with the idea of characters existing within the musical realm,” Holiday admits. “In many ways I have become that person whether I wanted to or not, and the idea of that character has kind of crossed into my life, but there’s something really fun and beautiful about that.”

The concept of taking something classic and bringing it into modern pop music is the fire the fuels the Los Angeles-based artist. He has an affection for Brit pop, The Rolling Stones and Marvin Gaye. He admires modern heroes like Lana Del Rey and Amy Winehouse. These artists are larger than life and built themselves a platform to create their own worlds and cultures.

Jane Holiday hopes to do the same. “I want to create something that’s honest and true, and fill the void for a culture that hasn’t been represented,” he says. And disco-tinged, soulful guitar music is certainly under-represented in 2018.

Holiday soon realized his true intentions. “I want to be a reminder of the things that felt great to us, rather than what’s great at the moment,” he proclaims. “This is me, this is who I am.”

His music is a testament to that. It’s retro, yet timeless; personal, yet universal. But most importantly, it’s genuine. It’s his vision in it’s clearest form. It is Jane Holiday.
Venue Information:
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704