A fundraiser stacking more than 30 local acts stumps for independent thinker and political adherent Bernie Sanders, 78, who remains in hot pursuit of the presidency. Transparent singer-guitarist Christelle Bofale performs on day one. The 22-year-old confirms that she jumped at the opportunity to join the bill organized by Tim Regan from Nine Mile Records.: “Bernie is the only candidate I feel is really trying to benefit all people and not just one specific group,” the Congolese American offers. “It’s cool I can play my songs and have funds from that show benefit that campaign.”: Bofale said the junior U.S. senator from Vermont will receive her vote come election time.: Outside of five-song EP Swim Team, the San Antonio-born, Austin-based artist hasn’t posted much music online. Released this week, “Miles” begins a trail of Easter eggs from Bofale in 2020. The new track carries on the multilayered acoustic guitar and loose song structure approach prevalent on last May’s extended play. According to Bofale, she picks every note of a chord rather than strumming it to create an atmospheric soundscape that’s soothing in spite of occasional trips into a mental abyss.: “I like to kind of create a weightless, boundless environment for the listener. A world that you can navigate,” says the genre-fluid vocalist.: Work continues on a debut album, but a 2020 release may not occur. Still, the opaque circumstances that inspired the creation of Swim Team seem miles and miles ago on Bofale’s itinerary. Thanks to friends and therapy, things continue to improve as she looks back at her first project fondly.: “I think I’m heading toward complete and total honesty with who I am,” she reveals.
Sat., Feb. 22, 4pm