Saintseneca
Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond

Saintseneca

Mad Honey

$10.00
Ages 21+
Saintseneca Performs Ponyboy in Oklahoma City on February 29.

DOORS AT 6 / SHOW AT 7

VENUE INFO

• Enter through Ponyboy, not Tower Theatre

• Downstairs bar opens at 4 PM

• Box office / check in located past downstairs bar

• Box office and will call opens 30 minutes before doors

• Free parking lot directly south of the building across 23rd street

• No weapons of any kind are allowed in the building

• Limited seating available - first come first serve

• Visit our website for more information!

21 + ONLY

BAND BIO

Saintseneca’s Zac Little has been thinking a lot about memory. Not necessarily his memories, though they creep in often, too. Rather, he mulls over the idea of memory itself: its resilience, its haziness, how it slips away as we try to hang on, the way it resurfaces despite our best efforts to forget.

Memory is the common thread running throughout the Columbus folk-punk band’s fourth album, Pillar of Na, arriving in late summer via ANTI- Records. Following 2015’s critically lauded Such Things, the new album’s name is rooted in remembrance, referencing the Genesis story of Lot’s wife who looks back at a burning Sodom after God instructs her not to. She looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of salt. “Na,” meanwhile, is the chemical symbol for sodium. “Nah” is a passive refusal and the universal song word. It means nothing and stands for nothing. It is “as it is.”

Like Lot’s wife, Little cannot help but revisit where—and how—he grew up. Raised in church in southeastern Appalachian Ohio, he took up preaching when he was still a teenager, sometimes in small country settings and other times to congregations of thousands. But these days he’s more interested in listening. And questioning.

Musically, Pillar of Na is Saintseneca’s most ambitious album to date, with Little aiming to incorporate genre elements he’d rarely heard in folk. “I wanted to use the idiom of folk-rock, or whatever you want to call it, and to try to do something that had never been done before,” Little explains. “To reach way back, echoing ancient folk melodies, tie that into punk rock, and then push it into the future. I told Mike Mogis I wanted Violent Femmes meets the new Blade Runner soundtrack. I’m looking for the intersection between Kendrick Lamar and The Fairport Convention.”

“You’re always going to be situated in the folk legacy,” Little continues, acknowledging his past recordings, which include three albums (the aforementioned Such Things, 2014’s Dark Arc, 2011’s Last) and three EPs (2016’s The Mallwalker, 2010’s Grey Flag, and 2009’s self-titled). “But let’s move forward. I’m not trying to make the lost Velvet Underground B-side. I want to find something that has never been heard before, or at least go down trying.”

DOORS AT 6 / SHOW AT 7

VENUE INFO

• Enter through Ponyboy, not Tower Theatre

• Downstairs bar opens at 4 PM

• Box office / check in located past downstairs bar

• Box office and will call opens 30 minutes before doors

• Free parking lot directly south of the building across 23rd street

• No weapons of any kind are allowed in the building

• Limited seating available - first come first serve

• Visit our website for more information!

21 + ONLY

Venue Information:
Upstairs at Ponyboy
423 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103