What: Rose of the West w/ Lady Cannon
Where: The Back Room at Colectivo
When: Saturday, November 2nd 7PM doors / 8PM show
Tickets & more info: https://pabsttheater.org/event/roseofthewest2019/
Sequestered in the desert of Western Australia, the vibrant, red flowers of Eucalyptus macrocarpa stand out against the harsh landscape. The rare tree, nicknamed “rose of the west,” manages to prevail over the severe climate, opening its beauty to those who seek it. It’s with this image that Gina Barrington (vocals, guitar) found solace and inspiration for her project Rose of the West.
After a six-year stint in Los Angeles, Barrington felt Milwaukee calling her home, and her writing began to truly take hold. From the ashes of her initial group, Nightgown, came Rose of the West, a dark, dream-pop five-piece. Barrington’s lush sound is bolstered by the musical backgrounds her band members have brought to Rose of the West: Cedric LeMoyne (Remy Zero, Alanis Morissette), Thomas Gilbert (GGOOLLDD), Erin Wolf (Hello Death) and Dave Power (The Staves).