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MAITA Single Release Show

  June 26, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: June 10, 2024 10:00 AM to June 26, 2024 12:00 AM

w/ Weezy Ford



When Maria Maita-Keppeler was in college, she studied the ancient art of Japanese woodblock printmaking. “By the nature of the medium, you have to be bold,” she says — but, you also have to be delicate, deliberate, exacting. All those little cuts on their own add up to the whole — to a picture, a story, a life. 


The Japanese-American singer-songwriter applies that same approach to her band, MAITA; she only writes songs she intends to finish. She only makes cuts in service of the whole. And once the debris has been blown away, the melodies remain — vibrant, sharp, and often heartbreaking. The band’s latest LP, want, out July 25 via Fluff & Gravy Records, is all of the above. A razor’s edge look at a relationship in turmoil, the record serves to strip away everything undesired in Maita-Keppeler’s life, leaving behind only that titular word: want.


A Eugene, Oregon native, Maita-Keppeler grew up straddling American and Japanese culture; her father was the former, her mother the latter. Raised on early aughts indie songwriters like Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith, and Regina Spektor, she moved to Portland after college and formed MAITA with guitarist/producer Matthew Zeltzer. They released their first EP, a gorgeous mix of chamber music and indie rock, Waterbearer, in 2017. And, that same year, the band rounded out the crew with multi-instrumentalists Nevada Sowle and Cooper Trail, a bass and drums duo from Moscow, Idaho. Two LPs followed — Best Wishes in 2020 and I Just Want to Be Wild for You in 2022 — as well as festival slots at SXSW and Treefort. 


want marks the band’s latest evolution: a woozy swirl of crystalline rock and melancholy that examines the agony and ecstasy of a long-term relationship in turmoil — and what Maita-Keppeler truly desires out of life.


“The album allowed me this opportunity to be a little more courageous about my feelings,” she says. “I grew up feeling very much like the peacekeeper. Now, I have to be really assertive about what I want for myself.” See? Bold.




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