LIVE AT THE BACK ROOM @ COLECTIVO
SATURDAY * NOVEMBER 2 * 7:00 PM DOORS * 8:00 PM SHOW
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).
The lead up to Rose of the West has been lengthy and turbulent, but the band is more than ready to share its sprawling debut. Despite the harsh conditions presented to Barrington, she pressed on and has found her voice with Rose of the West, crafting emotive indie-pop.
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