Jeff Ziegler (Solo Set), Carnivores, DJ Rob K
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
This event is 21 and over
Aunt Dracula is the moniker of Philadelphia artist Scott Daly. His music is as roomy as a pharaoh’s crypt. Lush and eerie, it is reminiscent of a haunted greenhouse, full of bizarre musical fauna and the distant echoes of passing voices that rave with layered incantations. It’s pop music with heart, and it’s got enough vision and room reverb to make it fully mammalian and four chambered, even if we aren’t exactly certain of the sub species. With Aunt Dracula, mood runs to exotic highs.
If there were such a thing as a postmodern post-apocalypse, and the world existed in a kind of warping shift of dark hues, Dalí-esque imagery and Technicolor, Philly’s Aunt Dracula is the band that would write its surf music. Whorls of twisted, reverby guitar, trippy, demented vocals and shifting paces of mania and loopy languidness can be found in any Aunt Dracula song. But so can bombastic, aggressive, sharply rendered passages that suggest a psychotic breakthrough. Guitar rock this inspired and experimental is a rarity, and Aunt Dracula gives sonic adventurers much to sink their teeth into.
Jeff Ziegler (Solo Set)
Philadelphia-based musician, engineer and producer, who, in addition to playing in the band Arc in Round, and in a synthesizer and harp duo with harpist Mary Lattimore, plays solo on a mixture of electronics and textural guitar forming ambient compositions and traditional songs that are equal parts hypnotic and abrasive.
Following their closely-released lo-fi punk debuts of 2010's All Night Dead USA and If I'm Ancient with a series of singles and EPs, Georgia's favorite sons Carnivores used these shorter formats to stretch out and explore a variety of new directions. Carnivores' third full-length Second Impulse deviates just a bit further out with songs pushing into moodier territory of the 80s underground skirting the line between neopsychedelia's darker zones and Pylon's throbbing new wave scrap. A cooly-delivered concoction of DIY guitar pop and three vocalists trading off lead duties, Second Impulse manages to keep Carnivores' core essence intact centering songs around surf pop's outer reaches and wiry post-punk tension.
Second Impulse was recorded at Living Room Studios in their hometown Atlanta, GA where they are often the opener of choice for more well-known local peers such as Atlas Sound, The Coathangers, and Black Lips whose Cole Alexander contributes lead vocals on "Sinking In Your Automobile". A seasoned live act, Carnivores have been on the road recently with Franz Ferdinand and Bleached with plans to bring their raucous show throughout the USA this fall.
Second Impulse will be out October 8th, 2013 on the Atlanta-based Army of Bad Luck Records (Bushwalking, Finally Punk, Hawks).
DJ Rob K
Spinning psych, noise, krautrock and everything in between.