Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Saturday May 25 2013
9:30PM -- doors at 8:30PM ••• ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
alternative experimental indie math rock progressive punk
ex-This Town Needs Guns
rock guitar pop math rock progressive
Whack Boom Echo Pop ~ experimental dance funk math rock mathpop pop
Tera Melos is a band from Sacramento, California, that incorporates many styles of rock, jazz, ambient electronics and unconventional song structure. They are currently a three-piece (formerly four), consisting of a guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist, bassist, and a drummer. Tera Melos play a brand of music characterized by quickly alternating rhythmic patterns, start-stop dynamics, improvisation, two-handed tapping on the guitar, extended open-ended bridges, and the use of effect pedals and samplers. Though the band has typically eschewed the label of math rock, they are considered recent innovators of the genre.
ex This Town Needs Guns
With a new year, a new album and a new line up comes a new name for This Town Needs Guns. 2013 is a year of change for the band and we are taking what we feel is a positive step forward. From this point on we will simply be known as TTNG.
Over the years, many of you have asked where the band name comes from. As a band originating in Oxford, UK, 'This Town Needs Guns' was simply a name chosen by a group of friends wanting to make music together. At the time, this name was not considerd particularly offensive and indeed was an ironic statement given the setting of such a historic and cultural city as Oxford.
Context plays a big part in the way a band name such as 'This Town Needs Guns' may be perceived. In the UK, guns are not present. Ordinarily, our police force do not even carry guns. Within this context, an idea such as a town needing guns seems too absurd to be taken seriously.
However, eight years on, things have changed. With our music now finding new cultures, the irony of the name is no longer implicit. Also, in light of the controversy over gun ownership in the US as well as tragic shootings there and elsewhere in the world, we want to distance ourselves from a band name which we are now uncomfortable with.
We hope this change of name doesn't disappoint anyone. It is the music that is important, not the name. As Shakespeare's Juliet said 'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'
E V KAIN (members of Hella/ Broken Bells)
a band that is as fun to sing in as 80's karaoke but not invite any lead singers. Let's just sing ourselves. Is the bass taking away from the vocals? Are the drums causing a ruckus that interferes with the lead vocalist? Is the guitar controlling the melody, impeding the strength of the vocal melody? We will not know because there is no lead vocalist or producer to fuck this thing up. E V Kain are three beating hearts in harmony and rhythm.