Gavin Russom (DFA/NYC) with Universal Cave at The Dolphin

Gavin Russom

Gavin Russom is a musician and artist signed to DFA Records. Over the years, Russom has released music under various guises, including Black Leotard Front, Black Meteoric Star and The Crystal Ark, as well as collaborative work with Delia Gonzalez. Russom lives in New York City.
Central to Russom's aesthetic is the search for unity between man, machine, and art, which has translated into Russom designing and building custom analog synthesizers, both for his own music and for others'. Known as "The Wizard" for his technical prowess (as well as for his signature flowing red beard), Russom has built instruments for the likes of James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Tim Goldsworthy (UNKLE, The Loving Hand) and Bjorn Copeland (Black Dice).

Shawn Ryan (Hurrah / Universal Cave)

Shawn's been collecting records for the past decade and DJing out since 2005. He co-founded Hurrah, a basement party with a high energy blend of house & disco, in 2006. Previous guests include Mike Simonetti, Runaway’s Marcos Cabral, Young Edits, and numerous other top-shelf selectors. In 2009, he co-founded Steppin Out, another monthly party dedicated to the synth pop, new wave, and everything 80s. Beyond Philadelphia, Shawn's played across the US, from San Francisco to Detroit to NYC, sharing bills with Eli Escobar, King Britt, Ron Morelli & more along the way. In 2007, Shawn launched Dollar Bin Jams, a blog dedicated to preserving out of print vinyl in the digital age. In 2010, Gazeebo International released a trio of Shawn's edits under his Joy Revision moniker. Currently he & Peter Dragontail are producing as Superprince.



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Gavin Russom (DFA/NYC) with Universal Cave at The Dolphin with Shawn Ryan (Hurrah / Universal Cave)

Friday, August 23 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at Dolphin Tavern