Avant-electro from Detroit duo
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
ADULT. are the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first live show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early ‘98 they released their first 12” under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12” under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released six albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey and Clone Records, as well as on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since it was founded in ‘95). They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death in Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music).
Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio and have exhibited their work at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), MOMAS (Saitama, Japan), and Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac (FR). They have shown their film The Three Grace(s) triptych at spaces such as Anthology Film Archives (NY), Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City), and Grey Area for Art and Technology (SF).
Flaamingos are a L.A. based band comprised of Jerrold Balcom (vocals, drum machine), Daniel Koontz (guitar, bass, drones) and Nick Jago (drums, synth). Jerrold and Daniel (a Carol Kaye bass-guitar protege) played together in L.A. psych-groove outfit Sunstorm a few moons ago. Despite releasing an EP on UK indie taste-maker Rough Trade, high-profile support slots with The Strokes, Interpol, Cornershop etc, Sunstorm never fully realized it's potential, eventually collapsing. The two lost contact for awhile, dabbling in various projects along the way (Jerrold- The Clean Prophets, Daniel- Brian Jonestown Massacre, Summer Plays Out). In Spring 2011 Jerrold and Daniel by chance bumped into one another at an Echo Park party spot and decided to try collaborating again, this time crafting a new sound that would include traces of their past psych/shoegaze inclinations fused with a newer-found admiration for krautrock, post-punk, new romantic shimmer and minimal dance rhythms. Flaamingos then added long-time Black Rebel Motorcycle Club member Nick Jago on drums/synth and began to play shows in Los Angeles in late 2011. The Walk a Wire EP was self-released in Feb 2012.