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Emily Afton//Zoe Boekbinder // Lillian Frances

COVER: $15
EVENTBRITE link coming soon!

Garden Sessions Presents is thrilled to announce the first show of the summer season! This time, we welcome three incredible female powerhouses. Zoe Boekbinder(NOLA), Lillian Frances, and Emily Afton!

We also will be showcasing jewelry and crafts made by amazing independent local artists!

SHOW: 7-10pm
COVER: $15

Lillian Frances
Lillian is a sonic collager hailing from Davis, CA. She produces music composed of natural and synthetic sounds, tying them together with heavy basslines, driving beats, and soaring vocals. Lillian originally started as a singer-songwriter on guitar, but later moved to electronic music production when she injured her hand and had to put down her instrument. Now she creates synth pop music à la Regina Spektor meets Grimes. When she’s not thinking about music she’s either dead, unconscious, or looking for her keys.

Zoe Boekbinder (New Orleans)

Formerly based in Oakland, Zoe Boekbinder has spent the past six years in New Orleans discovering a political voice in her music.

Emily Afton



Emily Afton’s voice is transporting. Powerful, and emotive, Emily delivers her soul to you in the form of nostalgic indie-pop songs - with dark ribbons of folk and electronica interwoven. 

Solo or with her band, Afton aims to snatch your heart with her live performance playing haunting vocal-driven narratives in the style of Fiona Apple followed by heavy synths and uptempo dance tracks that can turn an aloof audience dancing. Last fall one of her performances did just this for Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins, who promptly asked her to join their U.S. tour as the opening band. An inspired Afton quickly returned home to finish her debut full-length album. 

ARCHETYPE [album], released in September 2016, and has been called an indie-pop explosion from "an artist who is clearly on an ascent" (Pure Volume). The episodic debut LP, co-produced by David Earl and Lila Rose reveals a new edge and depth to the once sweet singer-songwriter's music. ARCHETYPE laces together stories of an artist discovering both the sonic and emotional worlds and ghosts that exist within us all.

Emily and her band have spent the bulk of 2017 touring ARCHETYPE across the U.S., while beginning the clockwork for their next musical release (coming 2018).

Earlier Event: May 12
No Scrubs
Later Event: May 14
Monday's on the Rocks