THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:
Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise
Blood Wave, Permanent Makeup
1915 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Chelsea Light Moving
CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has played violin with TM on his last two solo LPs (Demolished Thoughts and Trees Outside The Academy) and with CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING plays deep psyche pop metal bass guitar. Keith Wood, who records under the aegis Hush Arbors, plays electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing and John Moloney, aka "Pegasus", approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. The first CD self-titled was recorded in two spurious sessions with engineer Justin Pizzoferrato in Sone Lab, a killer studio in Easthampton MASSACHUSETTS. The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn't support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology.
Merchandise is the result of years and years of hallucinatory heat and musical quarantine in Tampa, FL. A trio-gone-duo-gone-trio again, the band has been active since 2008, releasing numerous cassettes and CD-R's, along with two full-length LP's on Katorga Works. It's members (RCC, PDB, DMV) all have strong roots in the underground punk community, having released records and toured with much too many acts to be mentioned in this fragment of a bio.
2012's "Children of Desire" marks a turning point for the band. Their initial post-punk palette has begun to actively incorporate various influences from krautrock soundscapes to country ballads, from 1950's crooners to Madchester dopers. Sounds and ambitions have grown and multiplied. The platform continues to grow and the future remains uncertain, but Merchandise show no signs of slowing down. Expect more tours and records and movies and books and etc and and and…
Hardcore from Tampa featuring members from Von Dagger and Volcanic Slut.
"...infectious hooks and rhythmic punk fury...maniacal and charming..."
- Creative Loafing
Bassist Chris Nadeau (of noise-punk band Blast & the Detergents) and wife/drummer Susan Dickson teamed up with guitarist James Bess (ex-Dumbwaiters, Insect Joy) to form Permanent Makeup in 2010.
The band played their first show together without ever having practiced. The venue: a doctor's office. Mostly improvised; w/ audience members reading infomercial ad copy in lieu of a singer, they called it a success eventually writing new songs and taking over vocal duties themselves. Calling the underground Punk/Art scene their home, PM have spent the last 2 years cutting their teeth in true DIY fashion: playing house shows on self-booked tours of the U.S. and recording/releasing home-packaged EP's.
With tunes informed by the decades-long thread of dissonant post-post-punk and the commercial language contained within the aforementioned ad copy, people have told the band they've identified elements in their sound as disparate as fuzzed-out garage-psych, author Phillip K Dick, sci-fi surf, avant-electronic, even pamphlets handed out on street corners by the schizophrenic homeless. "Sure, why not?" the band replies, being agreeable folk, and gets back to writing and touring.
The three of them recently realized none has a single tattoo; take away from that what you will.
'The Void... It Creeps' is the band's debut full length (on New Granada Records).