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.
November 18 2017
8:00PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
experimental rock, ambient electronics
Crooks on Tape ----Vertical Scratchers are off the bill
-from Sacramento, CA
-Tera Melos is a three - piece band from Northern California consisting of Nick Reinhart (guitars, programming, vocals), Nathan Latona (bass) and John Clardy (drums) Incorporating experimental rock, ambient electronics and unconventional song structure all in one to create their original brand of music characterized by their quickly alternating time signatures, start-stop dynamics, two-handed tapping, extended open-ended bridges, and the use of effect pedals and samplers.
mike falcone: drums
sadie dupuis: guitar/vox
darl ferm: bass
devin mcknight: guitar
-Speedy Ortiz is a 4-piece from Noho, MA. DADGBE thru OCD. SMFH. "Resurrects the floppy-stringed guitar dissonance of old-school Boston bands like Kudgel and Swirlies, or Rob Crow from Pinback's predecessor Thingy, who forged similar anti-anthems out of the grimiest chords." - Boston Globe.
Crooks on Tape
-from Los Angeles, CA
-CROOKS ON TAPE is John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Rick Lee (Enon, Skeleton Key, Butter 08), and Joey Galvan. The unscripted band was born out of a simple notion: convene, improvise, and record every moment.
In 2010, the Los Angeles trio assembled a rotating fortress of instruments, synthesizers, samplers, and loopers. Crooks recorded hundreds of hours of material, largely instrumental in its original performance. FINGERPRINT is the first evidence of this undertaking and a window into the band’s sound. The debut record you hear is analogous to tiny snapshots of an altered crime scene.
In many ways, Crooks picks up where Enon left off. Rick and John created two instrumental records in Enon’s early days ("Long Play" and "On Hold"). "Fingerprint" is an outgrowth of those directions, spun in a totally live, improvisational context, augmented by vocals. Though unpredictable, Joey’s marked drumming style provides the adhesion, gluing the group together when sessions become too cacophonous.