SAT 4.19.2014 // SRVVLST
Doors at 630
Show at 7
Joie De Vivre - https://joiedevivreband.bandcamp.com/
(CYLS Records/ Emo dudes)
SRVVLST - http://srvvlst.bandcamp.com/
(Major Bear/Ohio post punks)
Wounded Knee - http://woundedkneerock.bandcamp.com/
Prize the Doubt - http://prizethedoubt.bandcamp.com/
(Ohio screamo chaos)
Ice Hockey - http://icehockey.bandcamp.com/
SUN 4.20.2014 // decker.
7PM doors/ 8PM show
Speaking of Secrets
Psychedelic Desert Folk/ Americana out of Sedona, AZ
“The band’s intensity, its ability to tap into spooky Old Testament terror as well as pastoral Verde River amble, is what sets it apart from the ever-crowded indie folk populace.” - Jason Woodbury, Phoenix New Times
“by the time that ‘Blowhard‘ arrives, if you are not sold on some aspect of Slider or decker. in general, I would begin to question your positioning in the universe.” - Mitchell Hillman, Java Magazine
“I wouldn’t be surprised to learn Brandon Decker traded his soul at the crossroads for the ability to craft compelling album after compelling album.” - Yab Yum Music & Arts
”I feel that decker. does for folk what The White Stripes did for delta-blues… it’s an excellent modernization of a genre.” - Shane Hunt, Ampkicker.com
“From start to finish, decker’s very distinct sound feels taiilor-made for a Coen Bros. Western. Dark, atmospheric and uncomfortably honest, this type of balladry is a rarity among modern folk offerings.” - Heidi Drockelman, Indie-Music.com
TUE 4.22.2014 // Los Colognes
WED 4.23.2014 // Sima Cunningham
Born and raised in Chicago, Sima Cunningham makes music like she means it. She writes songs you can take home with you. With influences from blues, jazz, folk, Americana and Bowie-esque rock. She's performed and collaborated with musicians all over the world and is about to release her new album, "the wolf that eats the sheep", recorded with Chicago indie-rock producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine). A guitar-keyboard-bass player with a dynamic voice, her band flexes from a duo to a 7 piece ensemble.
SAT 4.26.2014 // Natural Oil
7:30PM doors/ 8:30PM show
SUN 4.27.2014 // Har-di-Har
7PM doors/ 8PM show
opening act: Subatlantic
TUE 4.29.2014 // Danielle Ate The Sandwich
TUE 5.06.2014 // Language of Termites + Ian Cooke
About Language of Termites:
The Language of Termites brings together backgrounds in noise rock, folk, punk and ambient music to make something accessible, but not generic.
Started as a way for the members to keep making music despite living in different cities, countries and continents, the Language of Termites might be called a project rather than a band. Only once in the last six years have all the members been in the same place at the same time, and even that was just a happy accident. After years of at-a-distance collaboration, the band will tour for the first two weeks of May 2014. It's a rare occurrence so come see!
"..the result of a collaboration of band members across three years and disparate geographical locations, including recordings done in Romania and Egypt. But there is nothing disjointed about the results"
Tom Murphy, Westword - August 20, 2009
"..It's not really pop, it's not really rock, and it's not really ambient, but it kind of incorporates all of those into one gorgeous sounding band that reminds me of dreaming"
Music She Blogged -January, 2012
About Ian Cooke:
Singer, songwriter, cellist, pianist -Ian Cooke has appeared in SPIN magazine, Finished #1 in the Denver Post Music Poll in 2009, and has been voted Best Avant-Pop for 3 years by Westword Magazine. He also plays cello on Crooked Fingers’ album Forfeit/Fortune and his two songs appeared alongside Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett, and M Ward on ‘Versions of Joanna’ – a Joanna Newsom covers-album.
He has toured in the US and Australia playing with: The Dresden Dolls, Crooked Fingers, Built to Spill, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips (Monolith Festival), Blonde Redhead, Devotchka, Rasputina, Wovenhand, Pedro the Lion and many more.
Cooke’s 2009 album, ‘The Fall I Fell,’ has sold out of two pressings and has been re-pressed with a DVD with solo live versions of songs, videos, a 5.1 surround mix of the album, etc. His newest album ‘Fortitude’ was released in 2012 with national distribution with Sony/Red via Greater Than Collective.
“Cooke, his cello and his looping effects pedal are now fixtures — icons, even — in Denver’s thriving independent music community. And after years of climbing the ranks, playing clubs, galleries, living rooms and museums, the singer-songwriter- cellist-pianist was voted the top musician in the ninth annual Denver Post Underground Music Poll.” -Ric Baca
“Cooke has developed a unique, expressive vocalese that emulates the fluid modulations and tonality of a cello and incorporates some of its rhythmic inflections. If Sufjan Stevens had been weaned on nothing but recordings by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bach and “Eleanor Rigby,” his take on chamber pop might sound something like Cooke’s work. But as it stands, Cooke makes Stevens’s elaborate compositions seem almost prosaic.” -Dave Herrera. Westword
MON 5.05.2014 // Swells
Doors at 6:30
Show at 7
Swells - on tour from Denver, CO
Sept of Memnon - QC black metal
Outsiders - QC hardcore
FRI 5.16.2014 // THE EX - BOMBERS!
Gentle Edward Records presents THE EX-BOMBERS! All the way from the enchanting and colloquial Charleston, IL!
Beginning the show will be GER's Waking Robots, the new name and sound of the ethereal Angi Frangipane, now enhanced with John Chapman and Chad Ramsey from PermaSmile on drums and guitar, respectively. This is the newest sound in the midwest, come get a soul-full and hear something unique!
The Ex-Bombers are sleazy bass and drums cocktail spy sounds, leeching into your senses like a martini spilled and left to evaporate while you finish your cigarette and thicken your Devil-may-care attitude, even though he very well might and you should take precautions.
Finally, or finale, The Post Mortems will wield the bass rig for the first local show since their immense and imposing CD Release show back in March. Not a performance to miss if you didn't see The New Bass Rig, which continues to evolve like Doomsday from the Death of Superman. I have the whole original set of spinoffs and the hardback full battle issue, no joke. Someday they'll be worth the paper they were printed on, but until then we still let them inspire the music both thematically and technologically.
TUE 5.20.2014 // TWINS
SUN 6.15.2014 // An Evening With Jackie Greene
$15 tix (pre sale tickets available here)
Jackie Greene began his career in his mid-teens working the bar and open mic circuit in and around his hometown of Sacramento. Since then, he has recorded seven albums and two EP’s, released a DVD, and published a book of lyrics. Upon witnessing his performance at Bonnaroo, Jon Pareles of The New York Times had this to say about the singer, songwriter, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, “Jackie Greene could be the Prince of Americana. That’s capital P, and not because Mr. Greene favors the color purple but for some musical parallels.”
Greene’s career took an unexpected turn that year when Phil Lesh name-dropped him in an interview tied to Bonnaroo. They started talking and, a year later, Greene joined Phil & Friends, thrusting him in front of a new audience of open-minded music listeners and fastidious Deadheads.