additional support for LXMP provided by the Polish Cultural Institute New York
LXMP, Wheelchair Sports Camp
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 16 and over
Deerhoof vs. evil
Think back to when you were 16.
No one could tell you what to do. You were a force to be reckoned with – filled with the undeniable feeling that you could take on anything and win. Having formed in 1994, Deerhoof has now reached that fateful age and by rites it’s their turn to go out and challenge the world.
The result – the band’s eleventh album, is Deerhoof vs. Evil, and Polyvinyl Records are excited to announce they have joined forces with Deerhoof for the album’s release next year.
The New York Times call Deerhoof “one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade” and, frankly, we couldn’t agree more.
The same way a rebellious teen turns tough and irrational, before making the album Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez, John Dieterich and Satomi Matsuzaki just up and split from San Francisco, the only home they’ve ever known as a band, and left behind all notions of what a “Deerhoof record sounds like.”
Precisely 30 years after the original album's release, LXMP offers its take on Hancock's 'Future Shock' - the record from which everybody knows, and loves, the piece 'Rock It' and nothing else. The record which was supposed to be the dawn of the 21st century and so on and so forth. To answer the commission of Unsound festival, whose theme for 2011 was "Future Shock" (a reference, naturally, to Alvin Toffler's book), Piotrek and Maciek decided to take the easy path and delve into the world of synthesizers, the back-then-ominous MIDI sound, digital reverbs, horrific longueurs and Bill Laswell. In their interpretation, they did all they could to cross out everything from that list, except the synthesizers. And the drums. And the broad use of the vocoder. And Thymme Jones of Cheer-Accident who laid down the drums on the title track.
Before the release, the band managed to showcase the material at a few live gigs in Poland, Europe and the cradle of futureshockism - the US, where their rendition met with deep understanding and respect from the MIDI people.
'Back To The Future Shock' is published in two formats: CD and LP. To honor historical truth, the CD features a bonus track - a remix of 'Rockit', created by Brazilian artist Mauricio Takara.
* additional support for LXMP provided by the Polish Cultural Institute New York
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Denver's biggest smallest band.
"If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now" - Village Voice
Combining humor, playfulness, radical political perspectives, compassion and undeniable musical chops, Wheelchair Sports Camp is unlike any other hip-hop act around. Fronted by the wheelchair bound MC/beat-maker/activist/educator/shit-talker Kalyn, the band is a combination of live and electronic instruments with a more noisey, jazzy, experimental, combination to the traditional hip-hop group. The band has been featured on the cover of the Village Voice as well as in SPIN Magazine, Huffington Post, High Times Magazine and more. You can't really pin Kalyn's beats and collaborators to a specific era or subgenre of hip-hop, and she always switches up her configuration and presentation and methodology while making the music happen in consistently fascinating ways.
The band unknowingly started in the summer of 1997 when Kalyn moved back from Burbank, CA to her Denver hometown and was invited to attend and corrupt the 14th annual week-long Wheelchair Sports Camp. The band tours the states and beyond from their home in Denver, Colorado.