Adult.

THE HISTORY OF BEING ADULT. 1998 through PRESENT (2013).

Detroit's ADULT. (Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller) began their unpredictable path with one now totally obscure 12". The "Modern Romantics" 12" was recorded under the name PLASMA Co. and released on the now defunct German label Electrecord in 1998. They quickly changed their name to the more fitting ADULT. and in the same year released their second 12" Dispassionate Furniture on their own label Ersatz Audio (which they had started back in 1995). Three 12"s followed, including the highly sought after "New-Phonies" limited edition picture disc on the Dutch imprint Clone Records which introduced the now unmistakable photography of Kuperus.

Things began to escalate for ADULT. in 2001 with the release of "Resuscitation", their first compilation album. ADULT. was playing more shows than ever, as well as remixing artists like Tuxedomoon and Phoenecia . After two more 12"s and their first limited edition 7", ADULT. delivered their second album "Anxiety Always" in 2003 on Ersatz Audio. Following it's release, ADULT. embarked on their first "proper" US and European tour, followed up by three limited edition 7"s.

2005 found ADULT. ready to be discharged back into circulation with "D.U.M.E.", a six song ep out on Chicago's Thrill Jockey. ADULT. released their third album "Gimmie Trouble" (written in part with short-lived third member Samuel Consiglio) later that year on Thrill Jockey as well. A follow up split 7" with NUMBERS on Kill Rock Stars ended their releases for 2005, but not the live performances. 2005 saw ADULT. embarked on their most ambitious touring yet, with 81 live performances from Moscow to Miami and not stopping until 2006. ADULT. also returned back to their "odd couple" status with the departure of Consiglio early that year. 2007 included the release of their fourth album "Why Bother?" (Thrill Jockey), new music videos created by ADULT. and another world tour.

In 2008, ADULT. premiered their new silent-experimental-short-horror film DECAMPMENT at the Detroit Institute of Arts accompanied by their own peculiar electronic horror music especially scored and performed live for the film. ADULT. also took their film/performance to the Anthology Film Archives in New York City and to the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles. DECAMPMENT was written, produced and directed by ADULT. In conjunction with the film, ADULT. released the DECAMPMENT TRILOGY, an extremely limited 7" series released on their own label ERSATZ AUDIO. Three 7"s (each strictly limited to 100 copies) tell the story of DECAMPMENT through music, lyrics and photographs. Each hand numbered limited edition 7" came with a signed and hand numbered limited edition 16" x 20" photographic print from Nicola Kuperus. A very adventurous project to say the least. ADULT. ended 2008 with a four song EP entitled "Let's Feel Bad Together" (Ersatz Audio).

In 2009, ADULT. scored the sound track to the feature film OPEN, and they also began to focus more on their individual art practices (Kuperus/Photography & Miller/Painting). In 2010, ADULT. complete two more short films that they create and score: TRADITIONS & POSSESSION. These two films complete a trilogy ADULT. have been working on since the creation of DECAMPMENT in 2008. This 113 minute film and live soundtrack presentation is taken to the Anthology Film Archives in NY, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Toronto's Music Gallery and Distrital Film Festival in Mexico City.

In 2012, Ghostly International re-issue their seminal fist album "Resuscitation" on vinyl along with a new 7" containing two cover songs. Currently, ADULT. are preparing to release their fifth studio album "The Way Things Fall" on Ghostly International (May 2013). Much more is to come…

Originally hailing from Denver, Colorado, Pictureplane (real name Travis Egedy) was a driving force in making the city one of the most influential DIY towns in the world; thanks in large part to Pictureplane's legendary shows at his former Denver home Rhinoceropolis, his raging club night, "Real is a Feeling", and his constant stream of mixtapes and remixes. In 2012 he moved to Brooklyn, NY and quickly established himself as one of the figureheads of a revitalized electronic/punk scene. Egedy's growing influence can be felt in ways that are both trivial - Egedy coined the ridiculous genre term "Witch House" in 2009 - and significant: Pictureplane's punk rock-like approach to the production and dissemination of his work is democratizing electronic music the same way the Ramones, Minor Threat, and Black Flag liberated rock music in the 70s and 80s.

Produced and recorded by Egedy and mixed/co-produced by Jupiter Keyes of HEALTH, his 2011 record Thee Physical is a celebration of human touch in a digital world. The album is also unquestionably Pictureplane's best and most assured record to date: his vocals are confident and unnervingly sexy, the instrumentation is at once both purely electronic and surprisingly human. Pictureplane has managed to make electronic music deeply emotive—a synthesis of the human and the machine both in lyrics and sound.

"Brilliant? Yes. The guy has true production and compositional skills and has found a uniquely compelling way to merge a deep blend house, noise, synth pop, darkwave, psychedelia, world music, and trippy new age space-time theories into emotionally compelling soundscapes."

- STEREOGUM

"Pictureplane, a one-man knob-twiddler…might succeed where many others have failed: making shiny, thumping, ecstasy-appropriate dance music palatable to indie fans whose comfort with electronic jams extends about as far as Hot Chip or Girl Talk."

- ONION A/V CLUB

"Colorado art-guy Pictureplane packs a ridiculous amount of contagious energy into this club ready debut. This is music for a new-age junkyard rave: stinky, sweaty, and way too much fun."

- TOKION

White Ring (DJ SET)

White Ring is the NYC based duo Bryan Kurkimilis and Kendra Malia and they make creepy soundscapes centered around Houston style Hip-Hop production with heavily warped-out, slinky synths and eerie vocals, provided by the female half of the duo (Kendra Malia). They cite Wacka Flocka mixtapes as inspiration and have been influential in the progression of the Drag movement, if you can even call it a movement. It's more of a steadily growing group of diverse individuals creating similar sounding, hazy bass music, that can be just easily enjoyed at 2am in the middle of the dance floor as it can be in the middle of a dense forest during a thunderstorm.

Tamara Sky is an archetype, a one of a kind, and a damn good DJ. Her tenacious presence at the forefront of the scene has placed her in the most important music events and in the most influential company around the world. Besides headlining events with celebrity names like Kim Kardashian, Janet Jackson, Scott Storch, Keri Hilson, Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, DJ'ing Donald Trump's birthday, or DJ'ing with Tiesto, Tamara Sky also maintains omnipresence in the electronic club scene.

She is the co-producer and resident DJ of Los Angeles' infamous underground party Lil Death, where acts like Crystal Castles, Brodinski, Gaslamp Killer, Klever, Skeet Skeet, Hussle Club, and other secret guests play every week to LA's most discerning of tastemakers. She has played with and received praise from nearly every major electronic musician/DJ in the game. From headlining Hollywood's Supperclub to DJing Basel Castle in Miami with Yellawolf & Craze, to spinning alongside Tensnake, Fred Falke and Yuksek at WMC in Miami, to DJing with Nero, or headlining with Gucci Mane in ATL, Tamara's skill and taste behind the decks garner universal acclaim from fans and peers alike.

She's Been featured in E!'s hit reality T.V show The Girls Next Door, Miami based magazine Ocean Drive, influential fashion mag 944, and front page feature in New York's Missbehave magazine. Tamara is currently the spokesmodel for the clothing brand Luxirie of LRG, the campaign is out on NYLON, Seventeen, PAPER and ELLE. She's done commissioned mix tapes for Casio G-Shock, W Hotels, and Australian fashion brand WeAreHandsome. Her reputation as a master track selector with eclectic tastes landed her a contributing writer position at Gotta Dance Dirty, America's largest electronic music blog. Somehow Tamara finds time to be one of the best DJs on the international circuit, a music and fashion maven, a music producer, graphic designer and a stunning model.

CHAUNCEY_CC

Hi. I'm Chauncey. I guess i'm a DJ or something like that. I enjoy sandwiches & rap music. I like PanterA more than Slayer.

S4NtA_MU3rTE

darkness and bass with an 808 kick.
with regular showcases at 1015 Folsom, Public Works, DNA Lounge, and Elbo Room as well as intimate gallery based performances... S4NtA_Mu3rTE (birth name Marco Antonio Enrique de la Vega) mixes touchstones of contemporary culture, like trap rap, future bass, and pop music together with snippets of art, performance and social commentary to produce something otherworldly, dark, and undeniably ass shaking.

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Friday, June 13 · Doors 9:00 PM at Mezzanine

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