Knife the Symphony
Ultrasphinx, 4th Wife
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Knife the Symphony
KNIFE THE SYMPHONY (Cincinnati, Ohio) owes a considerable debt to the music released by SST, Touch & Go, and Dischord Records. The band is angular and dynamically diverse, yet they don’t neglect muscular, storming punk-fire. Since 2006, the band has toured quietly, albeit steadily, throughout various portions of the U.S. and Canada and they've consistently released energetic, abrasive, rhythmic and melodic-work garnering comparisons to Hüsker Dü, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, and Unwound. Indie music-blog INDEPENDENT CLAUSES has stated that "[Knife The Symphony's] furious, frantic, atypical take on punk rock is pretty much what keeps me from feeling that punk is dead…" while THE BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE has described Knife The Symphony as "...locating their nucleus in ground between the late 80’s Dischord and Touch & Go labels...the banging, whirling, ridiculously rhythmic post-punk emo attack is a wonder...these guys are inhuman”. Bring your earplugs. RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Drive Like Jehu, Husker Du, Fugazi, Jawbox.
Ultrasphinx is a band from Akron, Ohio. Joe Dennis plays the electric guitar, a Les Paul, and sings. Aaron Rogers plays the Fender Jazz Bass. He doesn't sing. Ian Cummins plays the drums. He doesn't sing either, but he sometimes mouths the words.
Ultrasphinx formed in March or April 2012 – they can't remember when, exactly – and played their first show on June 1st, 2012. Of this they are certain.
Since then, they've played with Whores., White Mystery, KINSKI, The New Trust, Obnox, Daikaiju, Timmy's Organism, Jucifer, Knife the Symphony, Kill the Hippies, This Moment in Black History, Relaxer and EYE; toured the Midwest and East Coast of the United States of America, and released one 7-inch vinyl record, a split with fellow Akronites Bad Trouble on FONE Records.
Their self-titled CD/LP is due out April 26th, 2014. The album's twelve tracks were recorded over a span of several months following their 2013 Midwest/East Coast tour by the Black Keys/Cage the Elephant FOH engineer Jason M. Tarulli and engineer Ben Vehorn (Strand of Oaks, Royal Bangs, Drummer, the Black Swans).