531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Michael Textbeak is now signed to Cleopatra Records for his upcoming album Sick for Songs a Season Eats produced by John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, This Mortal Coil). Textbeak has quite a history in the gothic, industrial, and dark electronic music scenes influenced heavily by bands like Coil, Cocteau Twins and Skinny Puppy. In 1994 he signed to the band Lestat's label Jevan Records as his own band Bath and released several albums. He has since also released music through Carlos Peron's (ex-Yello) Dark Daze Records, Tundra Dubs, 21-22 Corporation, Post_Religion, Pale Noir, Lasergun and appeared on compilations for Alternative Press, Bleak and Artoffact Records with artists such as Coil, Attrition, Sleepchamber, Konstruktivists, and Portion Control.
He has toured nationally and internationally playing festivals (including Convergence) and clubs from Los Angeles to Tokyo alongside artists such as The March Violets, Merzbow, Modern English, Sextile, Sinden, Umberto, Tamara Sky, Bestial Mouths, Larry Tee, Nitzer Ebb, David J (of Bauhaus), Sunshine Blind, Lycia, Chemlab, Light Asylum, RITUALZ, Test Department, Meat Beat Manifesto, Designer Drugs, and The Legendary Pink Dots. He has remixed many artists including 3Teeth, Blush_Response (Ant Zen / Sonic Groove), Architect (Daniel Myer of Haujobb), and Tamara Sky (Lil Death, LA).
Searmanas is the solo moniker of electronic producer Niabi Aquena. Originally hailing from the Shanandoah Valley in rural Virginia, Aquena has based her musical practice in New York City for almost two decades. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, her musical evolution has led her to experiment with electronic hardware. The sound of Searmanas explores the role of ceremony within urban experience, resulting in severe, textured landscapes with touches of sparse vocals. Her wordless poetry ranges from industrial glitches to layered, oceanic progressions, all tied together by an aura of questioning and chaos. Conceived in 2016, Searmanas has performed with the likes of John Bender, Hieroglyphic Being, Miho Hatori, and Mahogany. She is a member of Brooklyn-based media collective CHASM and regularly performs live in NYC and beyond. Her first upcoming full length album is coming July 2018 via Cleopatra Records.
Blending (and bending) electronic styles, Alka’s music is vast enough for wide open spaces or condensed urban settings… it is the place where lucidity and obscurity meet.
The Colour of Terrible Crystal out now on Vince Clarke's (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yaz) VeryRecords.