The Bowery Presents:
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
With wild minimalism and sharp wit, BODEGA revitalizes the rock and roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.
With the eyes of filmmakers, Ben Hozie (guitar, vocals) and Nikki Belfiglio (vocals) turn the documentary on themselves, finding the political in the personal. Formerly of prankster rock collective Bodega Bay, known for its outlandish critical stunts, their blend of essay and confession bears witness to the harsh poetry of being human in the digital age.
Joined by Montana Simone (drums), Madison Velding-Vandam (guitar) and Heather Elle(bass), BODEGA are unveiling their debut single, “How Did This Happen ?!,” a standout from their many live shows around New York City. Accompanying the single is a 360-degree interactive video showcasing the band’s unique live performance.
“How Did This Happen ?!” is the first song from BODEGA’s forthcoming debut album due out this summer. It was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP Light Up Gold. It was mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke at Dr. Wu’s.
New Orleans based Biglemoi named themselves after a fantastical dance which, if performed properly, creates an atmosphere of flowing energy that causes your limbs to grow and encourages others to join in.
The term, lifted from French author, Boris Vian’s “Froth on the Daydream (L'Ecume des Jours)”, fits the five piece.
The band is composed of two New Orleans natives, drummer Jonathan Arceneaux and bassist Matt Bigelow. Keyboardist Violeta del Rio hails from Madrid, Spain, while the singers/guitarists Jordan Prince and George Elizondo are from Mississippi and Managua (Nicaragua), respectively. This adds a welcome variety of both personal and cultural influences to their music. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Soda Stereo, and Broken Social Scene -- Biglemoi come off as a healthy mix of all the best rock and roll ingredients.
Anchored by simple, pleasant instrumentation, their songs are snapped together by sudden flourishes of technicality and genre shifting. The songwriting and structuring are fun, thoughtful, and unpredictable. Of course, it's best to hear for yourself.
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