Nothing, LODRO, Shadow Walker, Sunflower Bean, Oberhofer (DJ Set)
Brooklyn, NY, 11211-4119
This event is all ages
Nothing was formed in 2011 by Domenic Palermo. Previously, Palermo was the brains behind the early 2000′s hardcore/punk act Horror Show. In 2002, Horror Show was put on hold after Palermo was incarcerated for a stabbing that eventually led to a 2-year prison sentence. Upon his return, Palermo would take a lengthy hiatus from music. Then, in 2011, Palermo released a demo tape titled Poshlost under the moniker Nothing.
After several attempts at constructing a solid lineup for the band, Palermo met Brandon Setta. Setta would bring a lush, rich soundscape and a fresh approach to Palermo’s vision for Nothing. Setta and Palermo would handle the writing for the next release, a very rare 12″ EP that was released on Japanese boutique label Big Love Records called Suns And Lovers (a play off the title of a D.H. Lawrence book). It was limited to 300 copies, and the band’s share was donated back to the label for a tsunami relief charity. The next release, Downward Years To Come, was a 5-song EP and was recorded at the Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn with Kyle “Slick” Johnson. The record was released by Baltimore label A389 Records in November 2012. Written by Palermo and Setta, the concept behind Downward Years To Come was a dedication to several poets who had taken their own lives. Setta and Palermo would head into the studio again, this time with Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recordings, to write their debut LP, Guilty Of Everything. Relapse Records will release the album on March 4th, 2014.
Born in a cavernous Brooklyn warehouse in the winter of 2013, LODRO is branded with an ominous desolation. Fueled by the intricate and shadowy perspectives of Jeremy Cox, Jigmae Baer (both formerly of Royal Baths), and Lesley Hann (formerly of Friends), the trio has made their presence known through a blitzkrieg of brilliantly unsettling live shows and a small glimpse down what promises to be a deep rabbit hole of analog home recordings. The neo noir punk outfit recently announced they will release their first 7" on the newly-formed Tracer Sounds in October of 2013 - a mere nine months after their first performance.
OBERHOFER WITH MEMBERS OF CELESTIAL SHORE WILL BE PLAYING SONGS BY T-REX FOR THIS EVENT.
Emotion is what drives the psychedelic catchy pop rock tunes crafted by the ofteffervescent Brad Oberhofer. Drawing on influences ranging from Brian Wilson to Descartes, the 21 year old is fixated on the idea of making philosophically minded, energetic melodies that just make people smile.
"Music is this thing I just inherently do and psychologically, I have a desire to make as many people happy as possible. Music helps you think about stuff, it helps you feel, you know?"
With an unforgettable way of speaking directly from the heart, Brad Oberhofer's songs have a pulse that form the very core of what makes Oberhofer, Oberhofer. To put it quite simply, a great Rock & Roll band.
Armed with a belief that you spend your entire life searching for the socially aware version of the 5 year old "you", he tries to inject each song with the innocence felt by that same kid, sitting on the couch of his parents house playing the broken guitar he spent months teaching himself how to play.
Referring to his songwriting as "a time capsule of exactly how Im feeling at a particular moment", each song on his forthcoming debut, Time Capsules II, is a clear, unrestrained look inside the head of Brad Oberhofer. "Gold" is a reflection on two magical weeks spent with a first love that inadvertently initiated his musical endeavors. "Away Frm U" is an upbeat pop song about saying goodbye to that love.
Like most of the impressive debut, the stand-out "I Could Go" shows that above all, his heart is on his sleeve in both his words and everything he creates, a trademark that suits his search for sincerity well.