The Slackwater News, Trio Agave, Ton Taun

The Slackwater News

With their second EP "Graveyard Mates" the Slackwater News lets fly another batch of restless songs that walk that thin line between indie-rock and freak-folk; memorable for their melodies, sweet in their harmonies, and cleverly arresting in their lyrics.

The group-Matt Blank (drums), JJ Gammache (bass, vocals), Matt Johnson (guitar), Daniel Ramirez (organ/piano/keyboards), and Dan Zdilla (vocals, guitar)-proudly hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where a healthy modern arts and music community thrive alongside badly lit retail outlets, tourist buffets, and horse-drawn agriculture.

Their debut disc, "All You Creatures" earned significant regional notice as well as airplay on WXPN and other radio outlets in 2010. It drew comparisons to the likes of Dr. Dog, The Black Keys, Band of Bees, Spoon, Avett Brothers, and The Beatles.

This time around the group presents six songs about things like international phone calls, sharing house with polite ghosts, the oddly comforting certainty of entropy, and the equally comforting notion of spending that eternity in the ground with someone you love. "Graveyard Mates" was released Halloween 2012.

Trio Agave

Trio Agave is a powerful three piece instrumental rock band with strong surf tendencies that features Rex Litwin on guitar, Ian Schaefer on bass, and Stewart Bradley on drums. In less than a year, the twangy, rocket-fueled threesome from Lancaster, PA has gone from a simple idea to making waves on the local scene.

Ton Taun is an alternative rock band from Lancaster, Pa. The four members of Ton Taun finished their debut album, Circus Court, at After 7 Recording Studios in Mechanicsburg, Pa. just about two years ago. They just finished their second record, Exporter, only a few months ago. You can find both of Ton Taun's albums for purchase on iTunes, CD Baby, through the band members themselves, or from Mr. Suit Records in Lancaster, Pa. Ton Taun is unsigned at the moment, but is open to discuss a record deal if anyone is interested (we're talking to you, Merge, Sub Pop, Anti-, etc.). All four members of Ton Taun are full-time students; one member attending the prestigious Berklee of College of Music in Boston, Ma, one studying English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa, one attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, and the last attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ton Taun enjoys long walks through snowy meadows and chili dogs.



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The Slackwater News, Trio Agave, Ton Taun

Wednesday, November 27 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Lizard Lounge