THE ICARUS LINE with special guests Har Mar Superstar, 1776, and Candy Warpop

The Icarus Line

Pregnant women and people with heart ailments should avoid this ride. Remember back to being a child at one of those super market parking lot carnivals, being strapped against the wall, side by side in a circle... They start spinning you around at speeds that are lethal on the highway, your face pinned to the matted wall behind you... out of the corner of your eye you can see the expressions on your pathetic comrades' faces across the sphere. Then the bottom drops out and your feet have nothing to touch for security and the patheticness turns to pure fear and the smell of vomit rises in the air. Just when you think you're gonna pass out or cry or urinate yourself, the spinning slows to a stop, the floor returns and you're released, smiling, grinning, and stating to your friend, "Wanna go again?"

That's The Icarus Line live. It's powerful, savage, and abusive. It's fucking scary. But there is a joy in being scared. It's a rush, and when you get comfortable with it, you find it's niche, relate to it's void. The Icarus Line's live show is like seeing Satan having a temper tantrum, but knowing he's not mad at you, thus enabling you to enjoy the carnage. Joe Cardamone's thundering vocals can cut through glass smoother than a Ginzu knife, while Aaron North and Alvin DeGuzman's guitars aesthetically antagonize the listener like nobody since Greg Ginn did when Black Flag was hunting people down in the early eighties. Lance Arnao and Jeff Watson are responsible for the punishing rhythm section determined to knock you to the back of the room and onto the floor.

In under two years of existence, Los Angeles, CA's, The Icarus Line have a dozen tours under their belt, covering most of the US, and solidifying a strong following up and down the west coast. After a few 7"s (Buddyhead, Hellcat) and a blood curdling e.p. (New American Dream), the band has found a home on Crank! Records, where they will release their debut full length entitled "Mono", on May 8th 2001. "Mono" was recorded by Alex Newport (at the drive-in, knapsack, godheadsilo, sepultura) and Mark Trombino (drive like jehu, jimmy eat world) and clocks in at 55 minutes; yet it seems to fly right by. If your face is still attached by the end of "Mono", you won't be able to get these songs out of your head. With the ground swell already happening, once kids get this disc in their hands, the rock world will be out of control.

Har Mar Superstar

Har Mar Superstar was born ten years ago, when Tillmann was living in Minneapolis, playing guitar-based indie rock. The Har Mar idea, he says, was "a reaction to boring indie rock and how people were taking themselves way too seriously, and any aspect of playing and touring was no fun after a while, and I realized if I go to a dance party and sing an R. Kelly song on a couch, the girls are going to go fucking crazy. So I started transferring that to the stage and doing more R&B oriented songs and it really was a no-brainer after I'd done it a few times. Like, 'why don't I just make this gross, why don't I just start writing songs like that?" And as soon as I did, it was obvious, it was like a light bulb went off and I went on my way and got more and more aggressive, and the shows became this weird exercise in sexual tension, and I really learned how to play with that fire and make it work for me.

1776 is a rock n' roll band that hails from Longview, Washington, and they are Nigel Ledgerwood on vocals and guitar, Chris Cook on guitar, Zach Whitton- bass and Mitchell Ruppe on Drums. Having recently signed to Beat The World Records their self titled debut album is out now.

Candy Warpop

Candy Warpop is a nihilistic storm of art punk and dark psychedelia. Incubated under the debauched neon of Las Vegas, this audacious quartet (Amy Pate on Vocals/Guitar :: Anisa Marie on Drums :: Joshua Chévere Cohen on Guitar :: Jonas Woolverton on Bass) is unrestrained by conventional musical standards. The raw flow of eccentric creation and kaleidoscopic illustration creates a sonic balancing act on the razor’s edge between beauty and destruction, euphony and dissonance, love and chaos.

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THE ICARUS LINE with special guests Har Mar Superstar, 1776, and Candy Warpop with 1776, Candy Warpop

Thursday, October 17 · Doors 8:00 PM at Backstage Bar & Billiards

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