Monday, March 01, 2010

The Eastside Get Down

Covert Curiosity + Sonic Itch Music Present: The Eastside Get Down

Sponsored by Spectacle Sunglasses

Date: Thursday, March 18th from Noon - 6pm

Location: The ND at 501 Studios (5th and Brushy, next to the Fader Fort)

Details: FREE Lone Star Beer and FREE Salvation Pizza



Twin Tigers is a four piece rock and roll band from the ever blooming music scene of Athens, Georgia. They are quickly making their mark thanks to a dark and explosive sound that fuses indie and psychedelic rock influences. With only a self-released EP under their belt, Twin Tigers still managed to gig with the likes of Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, and A Place to Bury Strangers. Already receiving praise from WOXY and NPR, the band set to release their debut album Grey Waves via Old Flame Records on March 2, 2010.

Ty Segall (San Francisco, CA) - 4 PM

Burying 60s sing-alongs and dance crazes with waves of reverb and thud, Ty Segall is carving out his own brand of neo-psych garage alongside SF compatriots and collaborators Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees. After clawing his way out of the Bay Area garage scene with a frantic one-man-band act that the local crowd and press couldn't get enough of, Segall has now given up the solo act for a three piece that destroys sonic and melodic boundaries with manic glee. Read a cover story from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Ringo Deathstarr (Austin, TX) - 3 PM

Austin quartet Ringo Deathstarr combine fuzzed-up guitars with powerful drumming and waves of feedback to create a sound fierce enough to peel paint from the walls. With a sound that has been referred to as “psychedelic shoegaze,” their music draws fitting comparisons to the likes of My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Read a review via A Certain Romance.

Golden Ages (Philadelphia, PA) - 2 PM

Golden Ages is an anonymous electronic music project out of Philadelphia. Creating a mixed breed of psychedelic pop and chillwave, the sound is influenced by the likes of Panda Bear, Washed Out, and Fuck Buttons. The Golden Ages full-length debut, Tradition, is filled with pounding beats, swirling vocal effects, and layers of synth loops that create a trance-inducing sound. Having only been on the scene for a few short months, Golden Ages has already gotten praise from the likes of The Fader, XLR8R, Neu Magazine and more.

Sisters (Brooklyn, NY) - 1 PM

Sisters are a noisy duo from Brooklyn who are part of the Death by Audio music collective founded by A Place To Bury Strangers The two piece consists of Aaron Pfannebecker, who sings and plays guitar, and drummer/keyboardist Matt Conboy. Dubbed one of the Death By Audio “house bands”, Sisters’ music embraces a collage of noise and garage rock with distorted, reverberated guitars and heavily amplified drums. Though there are only two members in this band, their live sound packs a major punch, and they have the same kind of joyousness as Japandroids.

Futurebirds (Athens, GA) - Noon

Futurebirds are a 6 piece band that comes from the same Athens community that birthed Dead Confederate and Twin Tigers. But instead of bringing a ballsy rock 'n roll sound, Futurebirds get down on the alt-country, good-timing-folk side of things. Their live shows are filled with passion, energy, and contagious fun. They sound a little bit like Real Estate, just more southern.
"The acid-washed off-key surf guitars put this band amongst more northerly contemporaries like Real Estate and Ducktails, but the psych-cowboy vibe hearkens back to a number of Athens bands of the Elephant 6 era." -WXYC

with DJ Thibault (Austin, TX) between sets

Austin's own DJ Thibault has spun all over these great United States, from underground dance clubs to festivals to swanky lounges and late-night sushi bars. He is not only one of the most seasoned and eclectic DJs in Austin, but also one half of the exciting electronic dance duo known as Auto Body. Thibault (pronounced tee-bow) has been asked to play events featuring everything from local bands like Ghostland Observatory to nationally recognized acts like Jamie Lidell and The Killers.

Also featuring visual art by Total Unicorn

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