City of the Sun, is (now) a trio of busker/stage rockers, Avi Snow (no relation to GOT’s Jon Snow despite his affinity for the color black...), John Pita and Zach Para, who have been hiking their own trail through the musiverse since 2011. The first incarnation of the band was entirely different than their current form but hey, thats life and well, very ... City of the Sun, actually.
What I mean is: life, people, reality - it’s always changing. There is not and never will be just one way. And while City of the Sun plays music that does have a definitive beginning, middle and end, the music itself is ALIVE and always building, growing and being refined. Filled with the kind of pulsating energy that breathes ecstatic life into every inch of space it’s vibrations reach, COS can be heard, felt and understood uniquely by every listener on any day.
Also, COS is not genre specific. While they do take cues from Gypsy jazz, indie rock and flamenco stylings, the tunes they create are in a uniquely COS style. So refreshing in our world of recycle, reheat and repeat.
So, as a band, the music COS creates is a guide to help light your own way, encourage your own interpretation and feel your own feelings - to a fantastic playlist. The soundscape that COS offers, Pink Floydesque at times, is so vast that we can all exist together within its flexible boundaries and remain, uniquely ourselves. Even the meaning of their name, City of the Sun, is up for our own personal definition.
Which is why it makes perfect sense that they are, in their original form street performers. Minstrels amongst us in this big City of the world. Here to beautify and usher busy, moving and ever changing life with their immense yet somehow comfortably grounded creations.
AAAAAND they’re on tour (listings and ticket info below), with some new songs soon set for release (stay tuned!)
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Go n’See City of the Sun:
Fall Tour Tix Available: HERE