MAUS HAUS (ep release party!), Group Rhoda, DJ Omar
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
Despite being perpetually too poor to drink dusted dive-bar drafts, Stockholm's Holograms still manage to projectile vomit their fare share of poison. Their regurgitations originate more from the nausea inherent with menial labor in the desolate warehouses of Sweden than alcohol abuse; ultimately making it more enjoyable to sift through. In defiance of their decrepit instruments (a collective estimated worth of a handful of Kronas) Holograms emit a seemingly impossible energy. Their sound synthesizes the drudgery of dismal existence with a lust for something better; echoing both the violent abandonment of punk as well as some of the electronic gloss of early 80s new wave. Their sound has proven far too large for Stockholm's charred pavement and empty streets; leading us to think it's about time for all of us to get a little drunker together.
"Holograms’ debut is one of the finest slabs of proto-punk brilliance to come out in ages. All awkward blips and shrieks about "desolation" and "isolation", it's basically the breakfast jingle to the bristling new Nordic Oik movement spearheaded by Iceage." --NME
MAUS HAUS (ep release party!)
San Francisco's Maus Haus sounds like a confection of Kraftwerk, the Beach Boys, and Sonic Youth, ground up and re-formed into a filet of raw cool. Amid bursts of glitchy noise, dirty drums, and buzzy synthesizers, the band keeps the whole thing fun--with catchy vocals and hypnotic rhythms. The resulting sound is startlingly unique yet strangely familiar.
Since the release of 2009’s sprawlingly strange Lark Marvels, the live band has refocused from a 7-person stage-filling ensemble, to a powerful 4-piece stripped down to the essentials. The upcoming seven-song Light Noise, slated for fall 2012 release by Om Records’ new imprint Lavish Habits, features an instrument previously rejected by the band — the guitar.
"Their full-length debut, Lark Marvels, [is] packed with fuzzed-out trippy gems and surprising patches of indie-inspired melody. While Maus Haus have previously garnered comparisons to Silver Apples and Captain Beefheart, Lark Marvels reveals additional influences from Add N to (X), Kraftwerk, and Nuggets-era pop." --Flavorpill
"San Francisco’s Group Rhoda is pop in the same way that Kate Bush is pop: perfectly. Gorgeously enunciated vocals over deceptively simple but giddy arrangements: check. "Concrete Jungle" takes what sounds like the end of a run-out groove and turns it into a rolling heartbeat; in comes some foggy hiss, a simple keyboard melody over subdued synth chords. Group Rhoda foregrounds her vocals as much as Fever Ray masks them behind demonic layers of sound; they are beautifully clear, naked, precise. This is folk abducted from Newport, dragged through cold wave, and left in a mist-filled scrapyard for once commoditized and slightly damaged electronics." --20 Jazz Funk Greats
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ADV TIX $10/DOORS 12. There's a 6 ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number and email address. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit can have their order cancelled automatically and without notice.
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