Harlow's and Abstract Entertainment Present
Tera Melos, Speedy Ortiz
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Tera Melos is a band from Sacramento, California , that incorporates many styles of math rock, math pop, jazz, ambient electronics and unconventional song structure all in one, to create their original genre. They are currently a three-piece (formerly four) consisting of Nick Reinhart (guitar/vocals/keyboard) Nathan Latona (bass), John Clardy (percussion).
Tera Melos play a brand of math rock music characterized by quickly alternating rhythmic patterns, start-stop dynamics, improvisation, two-handed tapping on the guitar, extended open-ended bridges, and the use of effect pedals and samplers. After releasing a four song demo in 2004, they self released their untitled debut full-length on October 4, 2005. The album comprises eight tracks, and was re-issued in 2008 on Sargent House. While some of the tracks on the album feature distorted vocals that are somewhat undecipherable, (guitarist) Nick Reinhart started contributing more prominent vocals to the music with the release of their 2007 split with By the End of Tonight, called Complex Full of Phantoms.
Speedy Ortiz is a 4-piece from Noho, MA. DADGBE thru OCD. SMFH. "Resurrects the floppy-stringed guitar dissonance of old-school Boston bands like Kudgel and Swirlies, or Rob Crow from Pinback's predecessor Thingy, who forged similar anti-anthems out of the grimiest chords." - Boston Globe. TL;DR. DTF. 10" EP, 'Sports,' out on Exploding in Sound Records. 'Major Arcana' out on Carpark Records; 'Real Hair' EP followed in February 2014.
Formed in 2006, Sacramento, CA, United States as a solo project of drummer/bandleader Jon Bafus. By mid-2010, bassist Drew Walker and guitarist Barry McDaniel joined to assist in performing material from the "Bountiful Ore" release (2011), which features Bafus on all instruments. In late 2012, Zack Bissell joined on keyboards just prior to the release of the second album "Blalks" (2013). The band has since released two albums with this lineup, "Gold Man" (2015) and "Reanimate Ore" (2016), and has gradually evolved into a full-fledged band with all members contributing material, than the initial solo project of which it first began.