VENUE: Mike Judy Presents:
A Lot Like Birds, HRVRD, Night Verses, My Iron Lung
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
A Lot Like Birds
Originally a post-hardcore band in its infancy, North Carolina's Harvard has evolved into an emotionally captivating and enthralling group of musical artists. That word is important and requires stressing: artists. Because art is the driving force behind everything Harvard strives to achieve. Each song is a color or stroke across the canvas that is their debut release, The Inevitable and I, on Enjoy The Ride records. The musical landscape they create is shaped with cascading guitar melodies churning beneath soft, yet fervent, vocal croons. Their songs are sculpted and woven together meticulously to evoke a personal response from the listener. And their craft is not relegated to the passive listening experience of a travel soundtrack or the background drone found at any social function. It transcends these and culminates in a live spectacle fueled as much by passion and human sweat as it is the desire and ache to share it; because it is what they love. That's what artists do.
Forming in 2012, Night Verses have enjoyed a break-out year including the release of the Kris Crummett produced "Out of the Sky" EP, the debut of the Dannel Escallon directed video for "Be Happy With Yourself, I'm Staying Here In Hell", and a run of concert dates on both U.S. coasts and across the U.K. Their virtuosic attention to detail and progressive approach to groove are being universally lauded as a fresh new sound, paying homage to decades of influences while managing to retool their roots into bold originality. Rock Sound's Andy Ritchie described the new comers as already displaying as much "dynamism and energy as most bands put into their entire careers."
Defined by a disciplined work ethic that makes them truly prolific, vocalist Douglas Robinson, guitarist Nick DePirro, bassist Reilly Herrera, and drummer Aric Improta are currently composing music for a 2013 release to be followed by extensive touring. Only choosing to record that which they can recreate live, any listener starving for authenticity will appreciate the visceral intricacy of their aesthetic. Night Verses' sophisticated and deliberate approach assumes a level of intellectuality of the listener, while at the same time begging the listener to simply let go and share a moment in time together. Hungry and emboldened Night Verses are creating a body of work simply not to be ignored.
My Iron Lung
"Relief" out 7/8/14
CD/LP - http://myironlung.merchnow.com/
Digital - http://georiot.co/222b
Pure Noise Records