Y-NOT Radio Presents:
W.C. Lindsay, Dockument
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
The music of Gemini Club relies heavily on science and technology, but it's human chemistry that has sent the Chicago-based electronic trio into orbit. Ever since Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli got their heads together three years ago, they have synthesized songs that are equal parts rock 'n' roll mettle, disco delirium and compositional genius. Beyond their songcraft, though, the trio has forged a bond with its footloose following in live performances that push the boundaries of dance music convention. Using specially designed gear — the band's own "Gemini Capsule" is in development — Gemini Club actually points its rigs toward the audience and plays its instruments rather than hides behind laptops and pre-programmed tracks. "We want to appeal to a rock crowd and to a DJ crowd," Brunelle says. "It's about expanding the palette of what a musical project can be, and not from behind a curtain like a lot of electronic performers. Eventually people are going to get sick of how detached they are from the audience. So we want electronic music to be something you can rock out to, to create a raw experience with a not-so raw instrument." Says Bramli: "We love the fact that we are a pretty transparent band. Our mistakes are pretty apparent onstage, but so are our successes." The rigs themselves are a gearhead's dream — sequencers and synths with LED displays into which note patterns are programmed and then triggered. The trio is doing more than pressing "play"; it's eliciting notes and chords as a guitarist would. And the band's equipment not only allows for improvisation and on-the-fly remixing, but the process virtually guarantees no two Gemini Club shows are alike. "I love rock records and seeing bands play shows," Brunelle says, "but the coolest thing I find about electronic music is designing your own system. Imagine if every rock band had to design and build their own guitars?"
"The Beastie Boys watching The Breakfast Club at Warped Tour"
W. C. Lindsay is a duality. Chill/Rage. Hip-Hop/Punk. Electronic/Acoustic. Progressive/Reminiscent. Two very different halves to make up a unique whole. Understand the dichotomy- embrace it, and then we can begin.
W. C. Lindsay first heard electronic music during the summer of 2002. He was 11, and he got a hold of a copy of an English Grime record. He tried to relate his love of it to his friends, but they were wrapped up in the world of pop punk and mosh pits. Herein begins the dichotomy that developed into the W. C. Lindsay as he exists today- an indie electro-pop artist who grew up listening to electronic and hip-hop music, but was only ever exposed to the live aesthetic of punk.
Upon relocating from Columbus, Ohio to Philadelphia in 2010, W. C. Lindsay found himself engulfed in the dub-step movement, and shocked by the fact that this energetic and aggressive genre was exclusively being performed by people behind tables. There was a disconnect for him- the electronic music he loved was still there, but the live aesthetic was new.
Raised on frontmen that were down in the crowd, screaming their hearts out, Lindsay vowed that no matter the style of music he was to create, he was to put on a show much the same. “If someone cares enough to come see me, they're going to get everything," says Lindsay.
The parameters were set forth, and so the music grew. Lindsay's addition of live drums and bass to his performance pushed the punk live agenda, while his live sampling and lap steel guitar bring a hands-on aesthetic to the electronic sound. The W. C. Lindsay band has floored audiences in cities all over the country and brought it’s unique brand of electro-pop to audiences big and small, with major artists such as B.o.B., Major Lazer, J. Boog, and Twenty One Pilots amongst others.
See W. C. Lindsay live and you will become privy to a dichotomy that will leave sweat on your brow and melodies in your head. Dance and scream, mosh and sing. Join the movement.
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