Gnarbot, Deaf Scene
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Garage. Geoff. Experimental.
Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul,
paris_monster closes a gap between synth-pop and old-school grit.
Solid earth beneath the soaring soundscapes and lyrical precision,
masses of noise and vocal singularity.
paris_monster's debut EP "It once had been kind." is now available
Their animated video [pride] can be seen on vimeo.
Years in the making, gnarbot is a project that draws from a broad sonic palette to create a unique blend of sounds inspired by modern artists like Animals as Leaders, The Donny McCaslin Quartet, and Flying Lotus as well as classics like The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, and King Crimson. Still in their 20's, members of the band have attained great experience in the music world: tours with Jon Anderson of Yes and John Wetton of King Crimson/UK, bills shared with Parliament Funkadelic, Lettuce, Project Object, Papadosio, Squarepusher and Mark Guiliana, and endorsements by major companies such as Meinl Cymbals and DigiTech. As a new band on the scene, gnarbot endeavors to push boundaries, turn heads, and offer a fresh and energetic musical perspective.
Deaf Scene is bringing their powerful blend of Post-Rock, Grunge, Progressive Metal, and Jazz-Fusion to the forefront of the Baltimore music scene and on the road across the USA. This ever-evolving instrumental prog-psych three piece has consciously embraced walking a musical road-less-traveled since their inception in 2010. Along the way they have cultivated a dedicated following with their sonically-expansive live performances and their solid studio work. Straddling a gray area between the progressive cacophonies of Tool, ethereal soundscapes of Explosions in the Sky, and the sludgy twinge of Primus, Deaf Scene has forged a sound that is uniquely their own. Dave Fullerton’s effects-laden guitar melodies cascade over thick layers of looped sounds, while Eric Courtney’s intricate bass runs and Brett Schatz’s precise whirlwind of drumming give structure and groove to the chaos. What they're able to accomplish on stage, as a three-piece band with no vocals, often surprises listeners who have never seen Deaf Scene in concert. The band works together beautifully through seamless sets of original songs, intersected by ambient samples and drones, generating “a sound that you would never imagine could come from three dudes” (89.7 WTMD).