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Tuesday November 27 2018
  8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
•••  21 AND OVER
Jarboe featuring Father Murphy
 of The Swans 
 avantgarde dark folk post-punk psychedelia
 avant-garde - dark folk-rock - doom - dream metal

-“JARBOE … who sang with New York’s legendary nihilists the Swans for more than a decade, is not an easy musician to categorize. She pairs the visual flair of performance art with a fiercely eclectic arsenal of styles, and she never shies away form the aggressive and the extreme.” The New Yorker

“From her time in the soul-scarring monolith that was Swans through her collaboration with Neurosis, vocalist extraordinaire JARBOE has built up an intensely personal yet wide ranging body of work that’s left an indelible mark on the world of extreme music.” – Terrorizer magazine

Jarboe draws from a variety of sources: childhood in the Mississippi delta and New Orleans, life in NYC’s east village during the post no-wave era in the band Swans, university studies in literature and theatre, global travels, and a history of extensive recordings, collaborations, and performances (clubs, theaters, art galleries, cathedrals, festivals, live radio, television, film). Jarboe’s voice and music is known for versatility and emotional conveyance in bold experimental as well as melodic diversity and expression. Over the course of her life through efforts in past and present disciplines, Jarboe explores the rebuilding / reinventing of identity and the elemental structures of personae.

Father Murphy
Freddie Murphy, Chiara Lee
-from Torino, Piemonte, Italia

-Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt. A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper.

Through the years the band became one of the most peculiar musical entities coming out of Italy, part of that community that Simon Reynolds started to call the new “Italian Occult Psychedelia”.

The duo, well known for their really intense live shows, something in between a ritual and an artistic performance, furiously performed all over Europe, playing all the most important festivals (Le guess who?, Liverpool Psych Fest, Incubate, Supernormal, …), toured North America with the likes of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Iceage and Xiu Xiu and recently joined Jarboe on stage for a tour to promote a collaborative EP.

Their album titled “Rising. A reqiuem for Father Murphy” was announced as their final. It was released in April 2018 by Avant! Records and Ramp Local.

Red Moses // vocals, guitar
Sami Knowles // drums, keys, vocals
-from the Bay Area, CA

-What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? In the case of Red Moses and Sami Knowles, who met by engaging in a fight over the preferred lighting at a party they were both attending, they merged. They collaborated behind closed doors for three years before finally creating a channel for the energy they were generating, and in 2009 they formed Callow.

The duo, which features Moses on vocals/guitar and Knowles on drums/keys/vocals, have released two LP’s since their formation and toured the country extensively, at one point even committing to bohemian ideals and trading their Bay Area rental for an extended period of life in a van, traveling and playing music around North America. Having now settled back into a routine in the East Bay, Callow are preparing to release their third LP, Mothdust.

Largely inspired by the imbalance of wealth in society and the struggles of said routine, the album is paradoxical in its sentiment and takes cues from its namesake. A creature of the night that’s drawn to the light—the dust from a moth wing is little more than an unwelcome stain on the wall to most, yet important to the insect’s survival for a magnitude of reasons. Mothdust is perfectly imperfect and intentionally so, and through its creation, Callow have harnessed their anger and turned it into a visceral representation of those contradictions between the self and society.