cleopatrick is a heavy alt-rock duo from the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario - yup, the ‘c’ is lowercase.
Best friends since kindergarten, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser have an enviable connection that translates into a powerfully unified expression of sound. With a bastardized bass amp and split signal, Gruntz simultaneously commands the range of bass and guitar topped with provocative blues grooves and take-down breakdowns.
In early 2016, the pair recorded their first EP 14 in its entirety in a single studio session and was later dubbed one of the most promising acts for 2017 by 94.9 The Rock’s “Generation Next” program.
Now piling all of the torment and rhetoric of chasing big dreams within the limits of a small town, cleopatrick’s brand new single “hometown” gives a tasteful hint of growth and raw revelation expressed in their upcoming sophomore EP the boys (Fall 2018).
Mondo Generator with Church of Misery at Santos Bar
Mystery Zone returns to Decatur St.
hosted this time by the quarter's premiere late night dancefloor Santos,
Mr. Frank Jones (live performance)
hi-drama swamp glamour
KLYPH (live performance)
modular synthesis magic
and DJ sets by
Mystery Zone Soundsystem
w/ Krash Minati, DJ Hylyte, Venture
Doors @ 9PM - $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
18+ AGES - UNDER 21 must pay $5 surcharge at the door.
VIP Meet & Greet with Doobie $55
- 1 GA Ticket To The Show
- Early Entry To The Show (cut the line)
- Meet & Greet with Doobie, Krash Minati & DJ Hylyte
- Exclusive Doobie Gift Bag with Goodies
Trail to the Woods - Local Artist Showcase
DATE: Saturday, April 13th
We will announce the lineup soon!
Interested in submitting? Please visit http://backwoodsmusicfestival.com/battle-for-backwoods/
Come out and support your favorite local artists as they showcase at the Trail to Backwoods. Your vote, along with a panel of underground judges, will decide who gets a performance slot at the 2019 Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas. We will be giving away Backwoods merchandise, tickets, and a performance slot
Questions or want to get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Backwoods Festival: http://backwoodsmusicfestival.com/
DBUK - Slim Cessna // Norman Westberg - Swans // TBA
Doors @ 9PM - $10 Advance Tickets Available Now:
DBUK consists off the 4x core members of SCAC
Slim Cessna, Munly J Munly, Lord Dwight and Rebecca Vera.
DBUK is acoustic & multi vocal project that takes a more ethereal and acoustic approach to their song writing and been a cult favorite in the Denver area for a decade
Norman performs an instrumental sound track/ soundscape set thru guitar and the other original & active member of Swans besides Michael Gira.
+ local support TBA
Horn & Tail presents...
(France | Astrophonica, Cosmic Bridge, 31 Recordings)
Germain Bigou aka Moresounds is a French musician from Paris, France.
Having begun his career in the early 2000s, Bigou is now a recognised actor in the global drum & bass scene, a dance music genre with roots in England. After years of small independent releases, his first notable professional releases came via the UK label Cosmic Bridge in 2012 followed by the Astrophonica label, also UK-based. Since then he has received further recognition and support from noted drum & bass pioneer Doc Scott, who released Bigou's productions on his own label, J:Kenzo, and with remixes for US producer Machinedrum's Vapor City project on the Ninja Tune label. Recognising his progress, FACT Magazine included Bigou as a producer to watch in 2015.
Bigou's music has appeared regularly on UK radio stations including BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM, as well as various radio shows around the world. He has performed live, in a unique dub style rooted in Jamaican tradition, in various European cities, as well as China. He has appeared at noted festivals such as Sun & Bass (Italy), Fusion (Germany), and Telerama Dub (France).
"Moresounds is a proud student of Tubby, a man who found his artistic voice not only in the echoes of the Kingston pioneer's legacy but also the grooves of hip hop and the psychedelia of rave and dance music. Moresounds' music is that rare thing: a real synthesis of dub and dance music aesthetics, pulling from the enduring, mutating DNA strands of each to create something that's beyond a mere mixture of styles.
This intricate synthesis was first showcased to the world via releases on Seattle's Car Crash Set, the Snafu EP, and Om Unit's Cosmic Bridge label, the Control Breath EP. The latter has received worldwide praise and continued support from the likes of Low End Theory's D-Styles and legendary selector David Rodigan while also catching the attention Astrophonica boss Fracture. Soon enough a deal was sealed for Moresounds to follow Control Breath with a self-titled EP for the London label."
-Laurent Fintoni (FACT Mag)
w/ support from:
Konfession [upstairs] - Function Takeover! feat. XIVIX & Quickweave
21+ with valid I.D. (required)
Tickets available at: www.residentadvisor.net/events/1238070
Swingin' Utters w/ TBA
Live Nation Presents: Swingin' Utters w/ TBA
While its origin story has gone through more reboots than Batman, Superman and Spider-Man combined, punk rock has been a consistent presence on the musical landscape for more than 40 years. You might be surprised to know, however, that the Swingin’ Utters have been around for nearly as long —the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with a greatest-hits collection last year. Hell, this Bay Area street-punk band is so well-respected among their peers, there’s even a whole tribute compilation dedicated to their extensive catalog, including covers by the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Fucked Up and Teenage Bottlerocket.
Since that comp came out in 2010, the Utters have issued three more full-lengths, each more fiery than the last, and now sit on the verge of releasing their ninth proper LP. Recorded at Nu-Tune Studios in Pittsburg, California, this past March by Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop), the album is titled Peace And Love, but don’t let that fool you: This isn’t some Haight and Ashbury hippie shit. In fact, according to guitarist/vocalist Darius Koski, Peace And Love’s content is as politically outspoken as the Utters have ever been.
“This is, by far, our absolutely most political record we’ve ever done,” Koski says. “We don’t generally write very pointedly political songs. We tend to be a little more vague and abstract. But this one is pretty pointedly disgusted and pissed off and really directly attacking these fuckin’ people in office.”
“I agree it is our most political record,” remarks singer Johnny Bonnel. “When sexism, racism and nationalism is the agenda, it’s time to speak up.” Peace And Love certainly pulls no lyrical punches — we’ll give you three guesses as to who “Yes I Hope He Dies” is about, and the first two don’t count — but the Uttersalso keep things interesting from a musical perspective, whether it’s the Ramones worship of “E.C.T.” (think of it as the long-gestating counterpoint to “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment”), the surprisingly melodic, Beatles-esque “Seeds Of Satisfaction” (which Koski lovingly refers to as his “surf-goth song”) or the gorgeous, haunting closing track H.L.S., written and performed by guitarist/vocalist Jack Dalrymple and inspired by the sudden death of his former One Man Army bandmate Heiko Schrepel, who passed away in 2015. “Jack actually emailed me that song several years ago, right after Heiko died,” Koski recalls. “Immediately, I knew this is the last song on the record. My only suggestion was that it started with him acoustic, then the band joins in. You don’t really hear Jack that naked ever. That song gives me chills when I hear it.”
The rebellious spirit of the Swingin’ Utters is as present as ever on Peace And Love, although the band looks and sounds a little bit different this time around, thanks to their new rhythm section of Tony Teixeira on bass and Luke Ray on drums.
“Both Luke and Tony are stellar musicians who study their work,” says Bonnel. “Luke has amazing ability, but all his drumming is tasteful—it’s never overkill. Tony managed to come up with classic bass lines that made every song a little bit stronger.”
Koski echoes Bonnel’s praise, commenting, “We love having these new dudes in the band. Tony is a really melodic, pretty player, whereas Luke is a fucking monster. Tony and Luke are best friends, and they’ve been playing together for years in other bands like Cobra Skulls and Sciatic Nerve, so that really helps.”
It’s been four years since the Utters’ last full-length, so all three songwriters in the band had a stockpile of material when they headed into the studio. That means what you’re getting on Peace And Love is the cream of the crop.
“We usually abandon songs if we think they’re shitty or filler,” Koski admits. “I still have tons of songs; Johnny does too. But we try not to make records super-long.”
Given that the last time the Utters came off a prolonged hiatus, the band ended up cranking out three full-lengths in four years, one has to wonder if Peace And Love is going to be the start of another extended burst of creativity for these punk lifers. Koski isn’t thinking that far ahead, though. In fact, he finds it hard to even enjoy the present. Even though his band has achieved three decades and nine albums together—two feats nearly impossible for most bands—Koski wrestles with his legacy a bit.
“We just keep on going,” he says. “I’m glad we’re still doing it. Johnny’s 50; I’m in my late 40s. I don’t think anything particularly new is gonna happen—we’re not gonna be on TRL any time soon. That’s fine. It’s a total accomplishment to stay together this long, but I’m a total pessimist. I should be totally grateful—and I am! But it’s hard to be a plumber when you wanna be a full-time musician. But wah wah wah—I still get paid to travel and play my songs all over the world. I’m not a millionaire, but who cares? I get to make records, and someone out there cares about them.”
You make me feel like falling through.
I disappear, in my mind.
Boy Harsher return with their second LP Careful - a wild ride that celebrates abandon, while mourning attachment + love.
Boy Harsher began as an urgent need to produce and consume. In the winter of 2014, Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller started to experiment with sound, video, and text. The advent of Boy Harsher! Born out of this tumultuous relationship in swampy Georgia, their first EP Lesser Man is sexy as it is sulking. Lesser Man determined their morose, pop sound. In their second album, the full length Yr Body is Nothing, Matthews and Muller took that dark and ran with it. Both releases reflect the fervor present in their adolescent lust and anger. Yet, before Matthews and Muller recorded any song, their chaos made the project vulnerable and invariably lead to momentary destruction . In what was at the time believed to be their last performance, Matthews had “careful” tattooed across her back, while Muller fried the speakers. A lit candle was thrown. They were not on speaking terms.
At that time “Careful” was meant as a warning: the cautionary understanding of love. The duo felt as though they were disappearing within one another. But, if Boy Harsher’s first two releases narrated the pain and desperation that follows after something goes awry, then this LP, Careful, describes what loves gives you: fear and joy, tenderness and pain. For Boy Harsher, Careful attempts to detail the enveloping trauma of loss combined with the fantasy of escape (a reckless abandon).
Matthews and Muller certainly made amends since that fateful live tattooing, loud as hell performance, however both still have complex relationships to attachments. In 2017 Matthews’ mother was diagnosed with dementia and as the symptoms began to take hold the essence of “careful” became relevant in a new way. Matthews’ relationship with her parents has always been complicated: her father past away when she was a teenager and her mother is an alcoholic, consistently unpredictable with affection and stability. The loss of her father was extreme, yet acute, whereas the persistent sadness of losing her mother (the memories that defined their relationship) is a slow, chronic suffering. The trauma of losing someone is almost in tandem to Matthews’ understanding of love. It with these intensely personal struggles Matthews and Muller began developing their new album. With Careful, Boy Harsher use the medium of minimal electronics to create a compelling narrative of a deteriorating family and the reaction to run away from it.
Careful splits its time between songs that study the trauma imbedded within loss and the compulsion to flee. The track “The Look You Gave (Jerry)” is named after Matthews’ deceased step-father, who passed right before her mother was diagnosed with dementia. The song mourns Jerry, as described through her mother’s perspective: “I close my eyes and I can almost see: The look u gave / when u / you ran from me.” For Matthews the fiercest pain in relation to her mother’s disease is her mother’s loss of comfort, a grasping at an image that slowly fades away. Death for Matthews and her mother has become synonymous with abandonment. Not unlike the pain of losing her father, Matthews conceives the hollowness where intimacy once was - the melancholy of disappearance.
The message of “careful” also plays out as universal warning in these Boy Harsher’s tracks — do not be fooled, loss is inevitable. “Fate” describes the willing lover who knows that there is nothing their love can do to keep their partner. “Hi Hi / Oh No / In spite of me / you always go. Forget the crying / tempt the pain / hi hi / gone again.” In Careful affection vanishes as quickly as it arrives. To understand love, you must accept that it dissolves, leaving sorrow and disappointment in its wake. Yet, Careful reconciles the deterioration of love with the gilded expectation of escapism.
In reaction to these morose conditions, Matthews and Muller created multiple tracks that celebrate flight. Their fantasies in these bleak scenarios play out in the perspective of the runaway. “LA” takes this to a wistful degree. Slow swelling synths cut sharply with fast chugging drum machines as Matthews begs someone to take her away: to go down. The darkness exists in these reveries but in perverse extremes. Boy Harsher proves Careful’s variety with these uptempo club ready tracks that demonstrate escapism through vice and rave. With “Come Closer”, a nod to early EBM, Matthews beckons on top of a pulsing bass: “In the dark, you have nothing left, Let me take it”, the escape route is through another - gesturing to ‘come play’. Even the mascot of Careful, presented in the album’s cover art, is an imagined runaway. This character, stationed in a motel, or combing the beach with an overstuffed backpack, represents the embodied fleeing of Matthews and Muller’s desperate years.
Careful marks Boy Harsher’s most dynamic album to date. The band expands upon the fine-tuned production developed in their last EP Country Girl, but with plenty of nods to the fast tempo and grittiness of Lesser Man. Matthews and Muller attribute the evolution of their sound to the extensive touring they completed in the last few years. “Traveling and connecting with people has been so fundamental;” Muller says “we’re really able to experiment with our material and it feels like the live set as grown into an entity of its own”. Boy Harsher embarked on two US and two EU tours this past year, where audiences recognize their set as faster, harder version of their recorded material. Careful was primarily written at home in Massachusetts, with just a handful of synthesizers and a laptop. For Muller a minimal set up is paramount to his process. Boy Harsher mixed the album in Italy with Maurizio Baggio of La Distilleria Studio
who had a big hand in finalizing the sound.
Boy Harsher emphasizes emotive sounds and evocative narratives to generate palpable material in their latest release Careful. Careful is a timeless and original minimal synth record highlighted by a strong narrative and marks the definitive return of the enigmatic duo.
w Special Guests - Special Interest
Scandals from Dallas TX and Some Kind of Nightmare from San Diego CA are both on tour hitting Nola at Santos with killer locals Diplocrats and the Legendary Pallbearers!!
EARLY SHOW!! DOORS 6pm $13 Adv. Tix avail below - CLINK LINK
Andrew Duhon is a songwriter who's weighted, soulful songs feel like a sweet spot between his hometown of New Orleans and the familiar landmarks of Americana Music. No Depression call's Duhon "A soulmate of Van Morrison lyrically and vocally." He followed his 2013 Grammy Nominated album, "The Moorings," with a new record released this past May called "False River.” Duhon brings his trio for whats sure to be a night of songs that move you and music that’ll make you move.
Lydia Luce was born into a musical family, her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, and her brother, a cellist. Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing in her mother’s orchestra. Her debut full-length album Azalea, produced by Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson, combines her classical training with Americana and folk influences for a collection that feels authentic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create. Popmatters writes of the debut release that the tunes are, “carefully composed without the sort of pomp that we may have come to expect from classically-trained performers from musical families. Luce forgoes the usual pageantry for something organic and unique that comes from the heart."
With this compilation of songs born from a collaboration in Nashville, TN, Luce was able to combine what she knew about instrumentation with the fruits of new self-discoveries. Luce says, “Playing strings has been a huge part of my life. On this album, I got to record viola and guitar on my tunes with people that I truly admire. I’m very proud of what we’ve created."
21+ 6pm $13 Adv. Tix - CLICK BELOW!
Bass Church (aka Church*) is the home for underground dance music and sound system culture in NOLA. Named one of the top 20 parties in America by DJ Mag, it is also New Orleans' original underground dubstep and bass music weekly and the longest running electronic dance music weekly in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Founded in 2010, Church* took place every Sunday night at the legendary Dragon's Den. In 2017, Church* hit the road for The Missionary Tour and the event took place in cities all around America including New York City, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta, St Louis and more.
After 8 years on Sundays, and after bringing back it's original namesake, Bass Church* now takes place every Saturday night at Santos Bar (1135 Decatur) in the French Quarter.
Bass Church* features a wide spectrum of underground electronic dance music including bass music, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, jungle, uk garage, juke/footwork, trap, glitch hop and everything in between. It focuses on the underground cutting-edge, innovative and forward-thinking side of dance music. With it's sister party KOMPRESSION, Bass Church* also features house & techno in the 2nd room under the name Konfession.
With its origins rooted in dubstep and UK soundsystem culture and its forward-thinking approach to showcasing both the history and the future in the evolution of dance music, Bass Church* regularly hosts special guests from all over the world, often legends, pioneers, innovators and champions of their respective genres and areas of dance music -- such as Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki), LTJ Bukem, Loefah, Hatcha, Youngsta, Roni Size, Kode9, Goth-Trad, Truth, Joe Nice, Doc Scott, Ivy Lab, EPROM, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Om Unit, Scuba, DJ Shiftee, Stanton Warriors, the Dirtybird crew (Justin Martin, Christian Martin, J.Phlip, Worthy) and many many MANY more!
Aside from the international, national and regional guest artists, the underground sounds are provided every week by Bass Church* co-founder Unicorn Fukr, host MC Werd2Jah, and a rotating cast of resident DJs: Rekanize, Innerlign, Rus, Beverly Skillz, Carmine P. Filthy, Brother Electric, Herb Jr (aka C-Lab) and Jaek plus Konfession resident Herb Christopher (KOMPRESSION co-founder). Former residents include Mr Cool Bad Guy (Bass Church* co-founder), Boogie T., Shanook, Kidd Love, RMonic & Zander.
Join the NOLA underground dance music community every weekend in worshipping the low-end!
Nashville based power trio sludge fest Thin Lizzy creeps on us.