Saturday, March 31, 2011- Early Show at The Make Out Room – Fat Opie and Welcome Matt














What does singer/songwriter Matt Langlois, A New England native turned San
Francisco resident, indie rock folk singing song writer poet do after
playing in 5 different bands, wandering the earth, performing in endless
cafés, bars, living rooms, clubs, working construction, setting tile,
surviving the San Francisco underground party scene, releasing seven CD’s
(5 as The Welcome Matt/2 with Hey!Brontosaurus) and investing every dime
into music to the verge of bankruptcy?

He starts a musical project called Members of Sound, releasing a song a
month over 2 years, teams up with hotshot San Francisco music booker KC
Turner and begins collaborating with well established dance choreographer
Christine Cali/CALI & CO dance on a full length dance/music performance
extravaganza called Move Thru Me.

Members of Sound started out as just another late night idea on tour in
West Hollywood. Now over 2 years down that road, the project has more than
fulfilled Matt’s main objective; to stay creative and tell the tale of the
musician’s journey. Members of Sound songs have been downloaded all over
the world and have caught the attention of many, including, Peter Finch’s
“FOG FILES” on KFOG 104.5, San Francisco Bay Area’s biggest radio station.
KFOG has also has included “That I Can Do” a fan favorite and also a
collaboration with choreographer Christine Cali on the stations 2011
summer local scene CD with other local favorites such as The Mother Hips.
The Members of Sound song “Move Thru Me” was the title and theme of a
3-day dance/music performance in San Francisco’s Mission Theatre in
February 2011.

After playing 100 some odd gigs, creating a duet and video for “You Are
The Chords” with singer/songwriter Megan Slankard, working with 20
different musicians and an array of producers who have worked with artists
such as Four Non-Blonds, Dan The Automator, Train and Galactic, The
Welcome Matt’s Members of Sound has neared the finish line, with a sold
out performance at San Francisco’s favorite hipster live music venue Café
Du Nord, yet the endeavor is far from over. In addition to all 24 MEMBERS
OF SOUND singles being released on CD’S VOL 1-13 and VOL 14-24, a
conceptual Members of Sound CD with bonus tracks and special guests is in
the works for 2012, along with new videos, and national tours.

“Matt has found the secret to truly personable songwriting. Evoking the
Beatles circa Rubber Soul with a little Ray Davies and a little Cake as he
drifts somewhere between Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan, mastering a
sense of expert lyrical spacing and rasping dreamy opinion.”

“In San Francisco,” a track from his second solo record, “Empire Days,”
was picked up by Triple AAA megastation KFOG and featured on their 2004
Summer Sampler, alongside Michael Franti of Spearhead and Matt Nathanson


With four full-length cds, tours, airplay and press, Bay Area band FAT OPIE continues to invent and reinvent what can be termed “Americana”. From the modern, electrified dynamics of their third release Airstream to the acoustic, live-performance record Otis. Their Don’t Want To Be Gay In Texas is now a staple in their set list.

Successes include their song Bullets in My Briefcase winning a national band search sponsored by 7UP/SONICNET(MTV). This included a prize of $15,000. The song Mouth Like a Trucker was featured in the motion picture ALONG THE WAY.

The music stopped for several years when singer/songwriter Scott Mickelson became seriously ill. During that time bassist Robin Hildebrant began building his own recording studio. Inspired by the new possibilities, Mickelson started writing their strongest material to date. Their first new single released New Orleans, led to a distribution deal and a re-release of their growing catalogue.

Both FAT OPIE and Scott Mickelson perform regularly as they finish their upcoming full-length Victoryville.


Said + Done (single)

New Orleans (single)
Hipsters, Freaks, Fags & Homeboys

A&R Unlimited’s Special Edition CD

Hurricane Healing Vol. 70

Hurricane Healing Vol. 67


 “It’s American folk-Rock with a post punk edge, rustic but scarred.” – Alternative Press Magazine

 “Fat Opie’s music is so catchy and tight, it’s surprising the band is still playing venues as small as this one.” – San Francisco Weekly

 “Fat Opie completes this trio of national-quality acts with a set of tunes that is more overtly rock even if they make use of banjos and mandolin. They successfully translate a modern sensibility.” – Willamette Weekly


3225 22nd Street, SF, CA 94110

Doors at 7:30 pm, $8 Cover

Make Out Room Show Advance Info
Show Date: 3/31/12
Cover $8

7:50-08:30 Fat Opie
8:50-09:30 Welcome Matt

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