Upholstery, Sand Castle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sent back in time from Planet Vitrus moments before the planet's destruction in the year 2776 A.D, Gabriel Starwood was created to alter the time continuum in an attempt to control the ever expanding human race: intergalactic cosmos devourers and the eventual destroyers of Vitrus. As an advanced cyborg capable of entering and controlling the human body via nanotechnology, Gabriel has inhabited historically influential Earthlings since the dawn of man, from Jesus Christ and Joan of Arc to Angela Davis and The Marquis De Sade.
Accompanied by a small, yet crucial team of Vitruvian Androids, the Propaganda Performance module of the S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. mission has taken form as a "Cyber Rock" quintet. Raising the awareness of mankind for the sake of the cosmos, a typical S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. performance centers on the values of the Vitruvian species, their eventual destruction at the hands of the expansionist hordes, and the S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. prototype's mass manipulation of the human race.
The quintet is comprised of a classical pianist, an effected bass guitar, an analog synthesizer, looped and effected vocals, and drums. Theatrical in presentation, primal in execution, and psychedelic in nature, the resulting sound is comparable to that of a wooly mammoth being downed by laser-spears, falling face first into a pagan orgy.
Upholstery has been churning out its particular style of dark chamber rock since 2007. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences - from Tom Waits to King Crimson, from early jazz to post-punk - the group has developed a sonic landscape that is both timeless and confounding. Their current lineup is a monolithic septet featuring electric cello, violin, trumpet and accordion supported by a mind-melded rhythm section. When not on stage, the group can be found in the orchestra pit composing and performing original scores for theater. Like granny's favorite davenport, the group maintains a distinct sensibility for leathery integrity and peculiar - albeit comforting - odors.