Ty Segall & Freedom Band - Ty Segall plays First Taste + Goodbye Bread
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Ty Segall & Freedom Band
Ty Segall has been playing music and producing records since 2005, producing over a dozen albums under his own name and multiple other headings, including Epsilons, The Traditional Fools, Fuzz, GØGGS and The CIA. His music has been heard in movies and he has composed several television theme songs as well as playing on most of the late night shows currently on the air. His most recent album, Deforming Lobes, was recorded on the Freedom's Goblin tour of North America, in support of one his most popular collections yet - all of his last four solo album have landed in the Billboard Top 200. Ty's also played tons of shows and festivals around the world, toured most of the continents and is down to do some more.
Fittingly born at the dawn of the 21st Century, The Intelligence’s brand of art-smarm surf has become a touchstone for with-it rock ’n’ roll of the era. Perhaps a surprising assertion, especially considering their primitive and personal origins, but one cemented by the dedication and continual reinvention fostered by main-brain Lars Aldric Finberg. For all their longevity and prolificacy, The Intelligence is a restless, ever-evolving vehicle for Finberg, showcasing his presumably patented knack for sharp pop songwriting that rides waves from both the past and heretofore unknown. Hence the emergence of Vintage Future, the band’s latest album.
Finberg has always playfully flashed fangs with The Intelligence, but the hard targeting here makes Vintage Future the most thematically biting offering thus far. Across the record, Finberg combs over relationships, ambitions and his own values for trouble spots and indignities, highlighting his findings and skewering as needed. Jabs at the absurdities of band life have been a focus since The Intelligence’s inception, but tunes like “Nocturnal Admissions,” “Refuse to Pay the Dues” (a sure-fire cornerstone of any Greatest Hits package assembled) and “Platinum Janitor” confront living in rock ’n’ roll with an honesty bordering on the sadistic. Songs like “Sex” and “Whip My Valet” (the band’s most singularly aggressive and punk moment ever) manage to be intensely personal ruminations, nervously humorous and all-out rockers simultaneously, all with a wink.
It’s precisely that charm coupled with intensity that makes The Intelligence so crave-worthy. Well, that and the copious panic-stabs of guitar. Vintage Future thankfully shows The Intelligence continuing to move in whatever goddamn direction they want, keeping it permanently casual in this inhuman Business That We Call Show. Is there any better way?
—Mitch Cardwell, July 2015
$28-$30 OR $200 for 10 Show Package
The first 500 people to purchase tickets to 3 or more different nights of the Ty Segall and Freedom Band LA Residency will receive a one time pressing of a Ty Segall single of unreleased music.
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