WFMU and Scott Williams present
Human Adult Band, Picastro
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Phantom 3-piece Big Blood is clearly in full thrall to whatever demon god of creativity squirrels around under the dirt up there in South Portland, Maine among the loons and the decrepit oil tanks. Rhythmically hypnotic, with a lot of melody and instrumental density; broadly considered a "psych-folk" band, it's been suggested that Big Blood have actually tripped over some long hidden threads of indigenous Americana to discover a trove of musical and folkloric delights that somehow fossilized and disappeared, centuries ago.
Human Adult Band
"Bass plodding tunes that have as much heart as any no wave smacked true believers and really makes you wanna grip some frosty skuzz lose yr brain into the amp squall." --
Human Adult Band has been a creative vehicle for Trevor Pennsylvania since October 31, 2002 and has featured a revolving door of members from experimental, rock and noise acts, Buckets and Batteries, Gorgot, Drums Like Machine Guns and Magnet City Kids.
The Adult Band can currently be found playing locally in the Tri-State area. The band has also toured the United States & Europe and has appeared at festivals like the International Noise Conference, Avant Fairfax and Raw Meat Fest. The band has been releasing limited run live mix cassettes, cds, mp3s and records hailed by magazines and online blogs such as WIRE, Thurston Moore & Byron Coley's Bull Tongue, Rock-a-Rolla, Animal PSI, Ptolemaic Terrascope, Music Emissions, Cassette Gods etc. Some of these releases are available on their own label, dihd, as well as on Heat Retention Records, Third Uncle Records & Scumbag Relations.
Picastro began in Toronto in 1998 with Liz Hysen, Stephanie Vittas and Kurt Newman.
Since then, the band has continued in many forms with its current band members consisting of Liz Hysen, Brandon Valdivia and Nick Storring.
Picastro has toured extensively over the past 10 years in North America and Europe. Picastro has appeared on BBC radio, VPRO (Dutch national radio) and the venerable WFMU.
Picastro has also played a number of festivals including:
SXSW (Austin), CMJ (NYC), Incubate (Netherlands), Rhaaa Lovely (Belgium), Žedno Uho (Croatia), Tanned Tin (Spain), Suoni Per il Popolo (Montreal) and NXNE (Toronto).
The band has toured or played shows with:
Scout Niblett, Nadja, Cerberus Shoal, Xiu Xiu, Devendra Banhart, Marissa Nadler, Dwayne Sodahberk, Broken Social Scene and many other wonderful artists.