Amandla, Bless These Sounds Under the City, The Emotron, The Dinner Rabbits
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28208
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Bless These Sounds Under the City
Bless These Sounds Under The City is one of the most passionately interesting duos to emerge from the Queen City. These two guys are quickly perfecting synthetics, adding hues of electric folk and golden melodies to build a symphonic sound that is yet to be matched in originality around Charlotte. Pulling out iconoclastic instruments such as a Glockenspiel and even a melodica to inspire their live performances, frankly, this band knows how to create.
The Emotron is a one-man musical group influenced by Atom and his Package and GG Allin. He performs original material in a karaoke-esque style, using a Yamaha QY700 sequencer among other instruments.
When was the last time you found something really, truly offensive? If your answer included the words "Lady Gaga," fuck off and go read some nice CCM blog. Girl-on-girl kissing and re-enacting Tarantino movies with Beyonce is so inoffensive in this day and age, they got a friggin' sandwich spread to sponsor the video. Okay, how about that M.I.A. video? Meh. Too obvious to be offensive. Plus that super-gorey ending was actually kinda cool in a Gears of War kinda way.
My point is, it takes a lot to offend us these days. As a culture, we've been pretty thoroughly desensitized. Which is why when someone recently turned us on to this guy who calls himself The Emotron, we were blown away. I mean, this guy works overtime to be in-your-face, hide-the-children offensive. It's like if GG Allin and that yams-up-the-ass lady who got an NEA grant had a love child, then raised it on Atom and His Package, Jackass reruns and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Musically, The Emotron (real name: Jason Kyle Knight) is basically just a one-man punk band whose weapon of choice is a cheesy '80s synthesizer. But the music is kinda secondary to the whole Emotron experience, although several of his songs, especially "Michael Jackson's Dead", are undeniably awesome. No, where The Big E really brings it is at his live shows, which typically feature some or all of the following: tying rubber bands around his head to mash his face into various gruesome configurations; nudity; vomiting (real and/or simulated); lighting his dick on fire; and stuffing objects into a flesh-colored leotard to make himself look like a disfigured circus freak. He also usually cusses a lot, covers himself and the audience is various mysterious powders and fluids, and sometimes does all this shit dressed up like a Texas trucker. Oh, and he drinks a lot. Okay, we'll say it: we have a huge man-crush on this guy.
Emotron's live show has definitely been a work in progress, and a lot of the older clips on YouTube don't really do him justice. You'll see what we mean. - WEIRDESTBANDINTHEWORLD.COM
The Dinner Rabbits
Toeing the line between catchy melodies and dissonance, quiet minimalism and bursts of raucous energy, The Dinner Rabbits weave kaleidoscopic art pop songs that recall the late '60s and early '70s, although shone through a distorted, somewhat moody, modern filter.
Featuring members of Hectorina and Bless These Sounds Under The City.
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