Servitor, Everpresent, Platform One, DJ Mätthew Griffin
69 Kilmarnock Street
Boston, MA, 02215
This event is 21 and over
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Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel 'Dune', the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. A demo called 'Songs From a Dead City', recorded on a four track, was released in 1999.
By 2000, Archer and Lynch were moving the project in a darker electronic/ dance direction, resulting in a self-released full-length album entitled 'Dragonfly'.
Ego Likeness signed with Dancing Ferret Discs for the release of 2004's 'Water to the Dead'. This album featured the band's electronic roots while exploring a heavier rock sound.
2005 saw the band tour Germany, Luxembourg, and the continental US with label mates The Cruxshadows, and their first album 'Dragonfly' was re-released on Dancing Ferret Discs.
In 2006, EL toured Germany once again with The Cruxshadows, performed at Dragon*Con in Atlanta GA, and released their third full-length CD 'The Order of the Reptile' (DFD), as well as their first video for the track 'Aviary' (directed by Lynch, Archer, and late Baltimore photographer Lauren E. Simonutti).
The winter of 2006-2007 saw another US tour with The Cruxshadows and Ayria.
In late autumn of 2007, EL was back in Germany, as well as Poland, and the UK with Alfa-Matrix act Ayria (Canada) and Australia's Angelspit (DFD). The band also released the first of four limited edition EP's entitled 'South'.
In early 2008, they headlined a warm-up tour of the US and performed at Black Sun IV before setting off with Voltaire in the spring for his month-long Maiden Voyage Tour. EL performed once again at Dragon*Con 2008 in Atlanta GA.
In 2009, the single 'The Lowest Place on Earth' was released, as well as the 'West' EP.
Their fourth full-length album, 'Breedless', was released on Metropolis Records in 2010, as well as the 'North' EP.
The band continued touring throughout the US in 2010 and 2011, performing a third time at Dragon*Con 2010.
2012 saw the release of the final compass EP, 'East', and a second re-release of the now-out-of-print album 'Dragonfly'. A new single and video (directed by Kyle Cassidy, Lynch, and Archer), 'Treacherous Thing', will be released in the fall.
The fifth full-length, 'Know Thine Enemy' is scheduled for release in early 2013.
In addition to touring extensively with The Cruxshadows, Voltaire, Ayria, Angelspit, The Ludovico Technique, EL has had the honor of sharing the stage with The Damned, Peter Murphy, Chris Connelly, Collide, Razed in Black, Bella Morte, Das Ich, Rasputina, Iris, Decoded Feedback, The Azoic, More Machine Than Man, In Strict Confidence, Combichrist, Stromkern, New Model Army, And One, Seabound, Attrition, Assemblage 23, Nitzer Ebb, Aesthetic Perfection, Terrorfakt, The Gothsicles, and many others.
EL has performed at festivals throughout the US and in Europe, including Dragon*Con (Atlanta GA), Convergence 11 (San Diego CA), Dracula's Ball (Philadelphia PA), Ring Con (Fulda, Germany), Balticon (Baltimore MD), Black Sun Festival I (New Haven CT), Freaks United (DC), Eccentrik Festival (Raleigh NC), Reverence (Madison WI), Wicked Faire (Somerset NJ), WTII Mini-Fest (Chicago IL), several Electronic Saviors Benefit shows, and others.
They have appeared on numerous compilation CDs, including Electronic Saviors 1 and 2, several Asleep by Dawn and Hot Topic releases, and 'Where's Neil When You Need Him?' (a tribute to the work of author Neil Gaiman, DFD 2006); released remixes for The Cruxshadows (Cassandra-Fortress in Flames), The Last Dance (Terribly When- Reflections of Rage), Thou Shalt Not (Inside of You, In Spite of You- The Projectionist), Black Tape for a Blue Girl (Tarnished- Scarecrow), Information Society (This Way Tonight- Synthesizer), Angelspit (Vena Cava- Krankhaus, Girl Poison- Black Kingdom Red Kingdom , Ditch the Rest- Carbon Beauty), and many more, and have been remixed by acts such as Komor Kommando, Bella Morte, Angelspit, Terrorfakt, and many others.
Archer and Lynch appear on Voltaire's album 'Then and Again', and Lynch has lent her vocals to tracks on The Dark Clan's 'Dance Magic Dance', Angelspit's 'Hideous and Perfect', and Aiboforcen's 'Dedale'.
EL has been featured in publications such as Gothic Beauty, Outburn, ABD, Sideline, Pollstar, Sonic Seducer, and COMA to name a few.
The band works extensively with renowned Philadelphia photographer Kyle Cassidy, one of his photographs of Archer and Lynch appearing as "Photo of the Day" on Wikipedia's main page in 2012.
Servitor reflects the living resurrected earth springing back through the decay of the failed industrial machine of many cities. The living breathing pulsing drums, the grinding, rhythmic machine of industry.
Servitor combines live percussion with foundations in traditional West African, Afro Cuban, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and American tribal drums with a heavy, diverse and rich background of grinding industrial programming. A screaming, pulsing, thundering, music experience that is a massive departure from the usual approach to rhythms in electronic music.
Live Servitor’s unique setup and approach allows for performances along with other artists. Servitor has performed live with dancers and has played drums for other acts. Servitor’s music has been used for fusion/bellydance performance tracks poi/fire performances and independent commercial advertisements. The best way to get the live feel of Servitor’s drums in a dance/fire performance is to bring Servitor and the drums on stage.
Followers- Servitor’s unique sound, and heavy emphasis on drums has thundered through the underworld to bring out the most unexpected, but entirely welcome cadre of dancers, artists and misfits. Among the masses of Servitor dendrophants are the raq-ing, shimmy-ing belly dancer, the vintage-teching steampunk, the boot-stomping rivethead, the drum circling skin pounders, the footloose African dancer, Ren Faire geeks and SCA enthusiasts. The audience of a Servitor show is always diverse and overflowing with creative, artistic minds. It’s impossible not to fit in.
Everpresent is Matthew Cahoon, a unique vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist, and songwriter.
Matthew created Everpresent in January of 2002 as a vehicle to bring his unique blend of dark pop and elelectronica the world. As the nucleus and self-contained one-man band of Everpresent, Matthew has recruited several talented live and session performers over the past 9 years to assist him in bringing his vision to light. In 2002, Everpresent released their debut EP and began performing all over Boston at clubs such as the Skybar, Harper's Ferry, Great Scott's, as well as Boston University and Berklee College of Music.
In 2004, Everpresent released "Singles and Remixes", which contained the song, "Behind Your Veil" which received national college radio airplay in March & April of 2004 under the direction of Foley Entertainment. 2005 brought about the compilation of the Archive DVD as a retrospective of the 2002-2004 performances and rehearsals to mark the group's first chapter. During this time, Everpresent received favorable press in the US, UK, the Netherlands, and Israel.
In 2006, Everpresent enjoyed the success of a CMJ advertised national college radio campaign featuring the single, "Elusive", which signaled another shift in the band's artistic evolution. In 2007, Everpresent released their third CD, "Collage", a combination of pop tracks, electro-remixes, and live recordings.
In 2008-09, Matthew focused on composition, arranging, and assembling the newest incarnation of the project. Everpresent began recording their most edgy, diverse, and multi-layered CD, entitled "Phoenix," featuring all new, innovative material that encompasses intense lyrics and a broader musical and sonic palette. The CD, to be released in 2011 has been recorded by Kenny P. and co-produced/engineered by Steve Catizone and James Willetts of Sanctum Sound (whose clients include Stevie Wonder, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, David Bowie, Mario, Ludacris, Gary Cherone, and Earth Wind and Fire).
The songs presented on the 2011 Phoenix album offer a deeper, more intimate sonic adventure for existing Everpresent fans, and presents a potent new style of Dark Pop Electronica to the current musical landscape, and also features the return of longtime Everpresent collaborator Victoria Mierlak and the addition of the multi-talented Yeshiva.
Platform one first came together in Rhode Island in 1999. Now based out of New York this band of highly energetic musicians brings together danceable beats, well thought out lyrics, and an appeal that crosses all genres. A combination of pop, gothic and alternative with a side of oontz, Platform one ranges in influence from And One to The Psychedelic furs, and Peter Gabriel to The Cure. They've spent the last few years playing festivals and conventions, from steampunk to goth, all over the Northeast with forays to the West Coast and New Orleans.
DJ Mätthew Griffin
DJ with 26 years experience (good Gawd!): Writer: Photographer: Promoter: Booking Agent for bands and visual artists
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