The Pauses present 1998 - a two night event celebrating music & culture from the year
The Sh-Booms, Tele & The Ghost Of Our Lord, DJ Bao
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
With their sophomore release Unbuilding, the Pauses have hit their sonic geyser, and attentive listeners can marvel at the resulting indierocktronica glints and glitter. Based in Orlando, Florida, the Pauses are multi-instrumentalist Jason Kupfer, vocalist-bassist-keyboardist Tierney Tough, and drummer Nathan Chase. Their debut, A Cautionary Tale, introduced listeners to Kupfer’s studied ear and methodical rock flourishes, Chase’s technical rhythms, and Tough’s attentive musicality and immaculate vocal. Both of their albums were produced and mixed by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), and his influence can be heard in the heavier guitar propulsion that churns under the allure of the electronic ear candy on the surface. This combination live makes dancing feel like a decision the whole room made at once.
On Unbuilding, the Pauses have evolved their collaborative songwriting, and few tracks show the pop heft of that effort as well as “Digital Detox.” It slams you almost like a wall of sound, with Tough’s typically clear-as-a-bell vocal distorted to great effect, evoking ‘60s girl groups with warped sensibilities. Trumpets, timpani, cello, theremin and electronic elements are called upon to create the Pauses’ authentic sound, and then whisked away to allow the vocals space, as in the sparse, unusual dreamscape on “Had/Have.” Other times, the sound can bound in bilateral increments, like the playful piano to guitar crush of “The Means.” Their range is key, with loud live rockers like “Don’t Wake Me Up” and “Animus?”, which is particularly intense as it dangles wildly at the album’s end and concludes, “What a way to feel nothing real.”
That line evokes an overarching theme of the album, which gazes into the black mirror and is smart enough not to take it seriously. Songs like “Eventually, Everything Connects,” “Digital Detox” and “Don’t Wake Me Up” suggest a rebellion against the online drone, with lines that invite you to throw your arms up and sing out, “I don’t need the details shoved down my throat.
Tele & The Ghost Of Our Lord
Solo alias for multi-instrumentalist/producer and visual-artist Matthew Kamm, aka Tele V. Cheeseburger, TELETHON, etc.
$10.00 - $12.00
You booted up your 32mb Rio mp3 player and confided in your Furby that you'd be Rockafeller Skanking down to Spencer's Gifts with 3D Doritos in hand to check out the new batch of age-inappropriate birthday cards. It was 1998 and you weren't gonna let cringing your way through the animal cracker scene in Armageddon with your parents get you down. Well now you can finally settle the great Antz vs. A Bug's Life debate as Will's Pub is transported back in time to......1998! The Pauses will be taking you back 20 years with Music, Movies, Games, Costumes, Foods, Beepers, F-R-I-E-N-D-S, a Big Lebowski photobooth, raffles, trivia, themed drinks, and a few other surprises.
Tue, December 18
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21