SAT MARCH 12TH
@ DANGER DANGER GALLERY
5013 Baltimore Ave.
8PM - MIDNIGHT
$5 - $10 SLIDING SCALE DONATION
NORTHERN LIBERTIES / MI AMI / AKASHA BLADE / COMBINE
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181226895248146#!/event.php?eid=202921606400703
MI AMI (San Fran/NYC)
San Francisco's post-noise-punk outfit Mi Ami is a duo now, and Daniel Martin-McCormick and Damon Palermo have also shed their guitars and drum kits, wielding synths, sequencers, and drum machines in their stead. Their output described as a "melting, dystopian refraction of left-field new age, lush soundscapes, and Italo daydreams overlapping with slaughtered dolphins and the heartbreak of 'Hard Up.'" Listeners can feel lead vocalist Damon's command of the rhythm expressed through the drum machine, alchemizing the inorganic into the organic, while Daniel's trademark vocals remind you that this is Mi Ami. Simultaneously ingesting and rejecting pop pleasure, wide-eyed optimism and modern despair, it is equal parts improvisatory winging it and forceful, fully-realized vision. Blurring the line between the tainted and the sublime, this new approach is the sound of a band thrillingly re-imagining itself.
NORTHERN LIBERTIES (Philly)
Ghost punk involutioners Northern Liberties have always put on intense shows. As Kevin Riley’s bass and Marc Duerr’s drums distort the senses, Justin Duerr writhes and pounds away on his percussions in a turret of tattooed fury. Wild beats and tweaked instrumentation combine with a vocal approach somewhere between Davids Byrne and Yow for an eclectic emission from the tri-partite Ghost Mind. Militaristic drumbeats seem to herald the dawning of a spirituality that becomes more physical than spectral. In a world where the musical, cultural and aesthetic tastes of the many are seemingly dictated by the so-called music media and governed by the lowest common denominator it’s always a joy to come across those who are resolutely determined to swim against the tide.
AKASHA BLADE (Philly) *ft. a member of TICKLEY FEATHER!
Tickley Feather's side man, Adam Cooper's solo project hops genres and styles with ease, going from the clearly punk influenced numbers to synth/electronica wonder. His guitar playing and riffs alone are perfectly formed and specifically tailored to each song they are assigned. Minute long ditties that feel punchy and to the point. It's part punk, part electronica, part indie and part noise. It's all around gorgeous as a whole and nearly all around gorgeous going from song to song.
Combine is an an art punk group from Philadelphia that’s willing to get fast and snotty for the right price. They were marinated in 80s post punk, were julienned with 90s post hardcore, and then topped with a dollop of millennial anxiety. Think somewhere between Flipper and the Dead C. They have a mean experimental streak that cuts through their spacey, sludgy, double drum sound.