Japanther w/ Team Spirit | Unstoppable Death Machines | The Static Jacks | Cool Serbia | Malcolm
Unstoppable Death Machines (feat. Ben Robey of Ninjasonik), The Static Jacks, Cool Serbia, Malcolm
17 Meadow St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Described most recently as "art-rock installation paratroopers" and "a studied form of New Wave anarchism" by Flash Art, a "Performance Galaxy" by Vanity Fair, "Super hard, incredibly fast and overall inspiring" by Thrasher, "more accessible than other bands of its genre" by the New Yorker, and "the best band ever, straight up" by Tokion, Japanther (www.japanther.com) has always been a band apart, running the gamut from performance art to punk rock and back again. Pushing parties to the limit ("Lincoln Center punk-rock concert turned mini-riot" -New York Post), Japanther returns in 2011 with Beets, Limes and Rice, a celebration of ten years in the underground and an ultra-contemporary meditation on catharsis and being in love in a time of darkness. Following on the heels of Rock 'n' Roll Ice Cream (2010), Beets, Limes and Rice was again recorded in the hills of Los Angeles with producer Michael Blum, who has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna (Like a Prayer, Who's That Girl), Pink Floyd and Suicidal Tendencies. From Venice Beach to Rockaway Beach, this new album delivers a new urban punk rock dance sound that bursts with California sunshine and amped-up collaborations with Ninjasonik, Erick Lyle, Total Warr and John McIntyr. Beets, Limes and Rice was written in the midst of "It Never Seems to End," an 84-hour performance piece in Vienna, Austria for TBA 21; in Paris, Venice, during cross-country travel from Juarez to Brooklyn to Bellingham, and lots of airports in between.
One day Ayad Al Adhamy looked over at his dusty guitar and decided that it was time. He picked it up, fell back in love and Team Spirit was born.
Needing a band, he got in touch with his old friends Roman Tobias Pettigrew and Champagne Dave Weingarten. The lineup was completed by Cosmo Kilburn Di Giulio whom we found and nearly lost after a night's drinking in a country music bar.
Unstoppable Death Machines (feat. Ben Robey of Ninjasonik)
UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES is a performance-art punk-rock explosion from Brooklyn via Queens. Formed by brothers Mike and Billy Tucci in 2007, the duo has criss-crossed the USA performing in DIY spaces, venues, rooftops, warehouse parties, art galleries and museums— including hometown performances at the Queens Museum of Art.
UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES has drawn crowds fromcoast to coast with their raucous energy and relational performances- where they create a large group jam with the audience as a finale to their shows. The duo has made a name for themselves with their raucous live performances where they stack walls of speakers and use homemade face microphones to sculpt a sound described by fans as "loud-as-fuck."
In the Fall of 2009, Last Ever Records released a limited CD-R pressing titled "Live In Philly" (out of print) which featured a rare all instrumental performance recorded on an iPod. In time for Spring 2010, Last Ever released the group's debut— SLUMLORD 7" EP (out of print) featuring artwork by Brooklyn artist, Cheryl Arent. The EP was recorded live by Billy and Mike with no overdubs on 2-inch tape in a single evening at a studio along the East River in Brooklyn. The Village Voice called the release "a rousing success– four blown-out, bass-chuggin' fuck-it-alls in seven damaging minutes, all etched to a nasty little clear vinyl shard."
Cinematographer, Scott Cramer captured the duo's live allure in the group's debut music video for the single/title track "Slumlord." The video debuted on Superchief as music video of the day and Impose called the video "an excellent primer to the Brooklyn- art-punk outfit's jarring live performance, begging the question: are those microphones or muzzles?"
Following the SLUMLORD EP release, the band began touring the United States performing sweat drenched shows, including performances in Tijuana and Canada, as well as festivals like SXSW [Austin], CMJ [New York], Hoodstock [Los Angeles], Total Fest [Missoula], Death To The Sun Fest [Miami], Why Not Fest [Minot], Total Bummer Fest [Orlando], Christmas In July Fest [Philadelphia], The Big Spill Fest [San Antonio], 2 Piece Fest [Philadelphia], Valley of the Vapors Fest [Hot Springs], as well as Chippy Fest [New York] a curated event held at The Stone, John Zorn's performance space in Manhattan.
In Summer 2011, Whip Records released a limited tape run titled "The USA Is A Grave." The cassette, now out of print, featured spoiler material from the group's forthcoming full-length and was sold on the USA Is A Grave Summer Tour 2011 & Japanther/Unstoppable Death Machines USA Fall Tour 2011.
In 2012, Last Ever digitally released the Slumlord EP on iTunes, featuring exclusive remixes of "Slumlord" & "Space-Time Continuum" by DJ FakeMoney & Мишка DJ duo, Baryshnikov. The release coincided with a featured collaborative artist residency at Present Company Gallery in Brooklyn. The opening featured an immersive experiential environment with murals and sculptures in collaboration with Andy Smenos & Sergio Barralle, an interactive light and sound installation in collaboration with Andrew Toews , and a video installation of the animated music video for the single, "Space Time Continuum," designed and animated by Brooklyn artist, Stieg Retlin .
Noisey/VICE wrote about the evening and the performance "papier-mâché aliens and robots crowdsurfed the room and were torn apart by the crowd, revealing their guts of balloons and glitter." The animated music video for "Space Time Continuum" premiered and was featured for a month on Animation Block Party . Superchief described the video as, "dope."
The Static Jacks
Since they formed in 2009, Westfield, New Jersey's The Static Jacks (lead vocalist Ian Devaney, guitarists Henry Kaye and Michael Sue-Poi, and drummer Nick Brennan) have earnestly burned their own path through indie rock's crowded field. Ignoring music's fickle trends, the Jacks have forged a unique blend of punk, garage, and soul sounds for a sonic punch to the gut and heart.
"The band certainly brought it's big-stage game. Think of a young Bono….fronting The Replacements, filtered through something dramatic and British -- maybe Glasvegas or Echo & The Bunnymen -- and you'll come close to the raw, but polished power of its first single, 'Into the Sun.'" --Filter
"One of our favourite Breakthrough finds so far." --NME
"A solidly brash and soulful collection of candid tunes that seem almost perfectly crafted." --Zink
Cool Serbia formed in 2010 as three friends whose past musical projects include Austin, TX bands Ringo Deathstarr, International Waters, and Low Line Caller. A bunch of shows later, including a ton of performances during the 2011-2012 SXSW music festivals and a tour of the East Coast, and after a modest amount of internet buzz from blogs like NYLON daily and Impose Magazine, they've relocated to Brooklyn in anticipation of the release of their debut EP.
Cool Serbia draws their influence from a diverse list of bands and artists encompassing everything from The Zombies to The Jesus and Mary Chain, and the result is a completely unique sound that seems both contemporary and timeless.
Live, they've gained a reputation for delivering pop in the loudest way possible, blasting jangly guitars through 100 watt Fender amps at near-uncomfortable volumes with pounding rock and roll beats that are impossible not to at least think about dancing to.
The band has plans to release their first EP in the Fall of 2012, to be quickly followed with another United States tour.
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