Pop-smart and rock-solid, the eclectic indie music of San Francisco's Ash Thursday shines, with vocalist-guitarist Ash Scheiding turning in an impressive and expressive batch of songs on the band's latest EP, Bravery.
Raised in Point Reyes Station, Scheiding spent her formative years in Sonoma County, fronting acts like Escape Engine and No More Stereo, and building an intensely personal catalogue of rock albums with an ever-evolving flair. Along with Scheiding in Ash Thursday are Niki Marie (vocals, keyboards), Betsy Adams (guitar), Andrew Ryan (drums) and Anderai Maldonado (bass).
Naturally collaborative, the band sound tightly focused on Bravery, the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut EP, The Strength to Come Apart. Over the course of Bravery's six tracks, Ash Thursday deliver electro-backed foot stompers, straight-up pop ballads and emotionally charged rock anthems. They appear with Santa Rosa indie ruffians Manzanita Falls in Santa Rosa on Saturday, March 15, at Heritage Public House. 1901 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 9pm. 707.540.0395.