THU 8/07… PYRAMID PRESENTS: VIBES w/DJ MATRIX
FRI 8/08… DJ & DANCING FEATURING DJ DELAYNEY
SAT 8/09… MAN MAN w/LANDLADY (7:15PM START)
SAT 8/09… “DE NOCHE” SALSA DJ (LATE NIGHT 10:30PM)
WED 8/13… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT (NO COVER!)
THU 8/14… THE MAHONES w/LOS ASSPARADOS
THU 8/21… DEER TICK w/THE WEEKS
TUE 9/16… WEEDEATER JUST ANNOUNCED!!
FRI 9/19… THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER JUST ANNOUNCED!!
SAT 9/27… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring CHVRCHES
SUN 9/28… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring AMERICAN FOOTBALL
MON 10/13… GRIEVES w/SOL
TUE 10/14… SHARON VAN ETTEN w/TINY RUINS
SUN 10/19… PALLBEARER w/TOMBS

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SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH… MAN MAN

Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
Landlady 7:15-8:00pm
MAN MAN 8:30-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)

PYGMALION SUMMER SHOW SERIES

$15.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - MAN MAN w/ Landlady

Man Man is a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia. The group’s fifth full length album On Oni Pond features an arresting reconstruction of the group’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix. “With this album we got to do something that very few bands or creative people get to do which is a reboot, and one that feels natural,” comments Honus Honus.

In a review of a track called “Head On,” Pitchfork writes that Man Man “have taken their licks and endured, evolving from their excitable and divisive Beefheart/Zappa-influenced early work into rich and resonant piano pop that values populism over provocation.”

The compositions on the new album were honed by the band members along with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) into a compelling mash-up of Fear Of Music era Talking Heads, classic soul, psychedelia, hip hop, and 50’s rock and roll. With its imaginative yet economical rhythms, huge hooks, and overriding sense of urgency, On Oni Pond melds these seemingly disparate influences into an unexpectedly lush, melodic album, exquisitely consolidated by the band’s unique and affecting vision.

www.manmanbandband.com

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THURSDAY AUGUST 14TH… THE MAHONES

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Bad Catman 8:30-9:00pm
Los Assparados 9:20-9:50pm
The Mahones 10:10-11:30pm

$12.00 in advance (and $12.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - THE MAHONES w/To Be Announced

From an Irish pub to an Academy Award winning movie: The Mahones have come a long way in 24 years! Heralded as pioneers of the Irish punk scene, and internationally recognized as one of the best and hardest working punk outfits around, The Mahones formed on St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, and have been working on their own brand of Irish punk ever since. With a working class ethic and a love of classic punk, Finny McConnell formed the band to combine his love of punk rock and his Irish culture.

With 9 classic albums under their belt, the band experienced a tremendous surge in popularity upon the release of their 10th album, The Black Irish. It was voted Best Punk Album at The Independent Music Awards (USA), and the band’s hit song “Paint The Town Red” was featured in the climactic final fight scene of Academy Award winning film The Fighter. The band was determined to follow-it up with an even bigger, better sound. Their 11th studio album, Angels & Devils, certainly rose to the challenge. It was the 2012 winner of Best Irish Punk Album, as voted by leading worldwide Irish Punk authorities Shite N Onions (USA), Paddy Rock Radio (USA), Punk.ie (Ireland) and Vandala Concepts (Canada). It made the top 100 new releases on iTunes worldwide, and the top 10 in Germany.

www.themahones.co

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THURSDAY AUGUST 21ST… DEER TICK

Doors Open 8:00pm
The Weeks 9:00-9:45pm
Deer Tick 10:10-11:30pm

PLEASE NOTE UPDATED SET TIMES!

PYGMALION SUMMER SHOW SERIES

$16.00 in advance (and $20.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - DEER TICK w/ The Weeks

Each new Deer Tick record has stood as a progressive milestone for frontman John McCauley and the Providence, Rhode Island-based band (guitarist Ian O’Neil, bassist Christopher Dale Ryan, keyboardist Rob Crowell, and drummer Dennis Ryan), but Negativity represents an epic leap forward on virtually all fronts. Recorded earlier this year in Portland, Oregon with legendary producer/musician Steve Berlin (The Blasters, Los Lobos, and last year’s McCauley side project, Diamond Rugs), the album is McCauley’s most personal work thus far as well as the band’s most undeniable and universal, their famously freewheeling musical approach refined here into a gloriously cohesive whole.

Negativity was penned over the course of a genuinely eventful 2012, an annus horribilus in which McCauley’s father pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, ultimately leading to a prison sentence. As if that weren’t enough, McCauley’s wedding engagement collapsed under the weight of his own excessive behavior and impossible lifestyle. Like any true artist, McCauley channeled his anger, sadness, and regret into his work, resulting in what can be safely declared his finest collection of songs to date, impassioned and interior and increasingly mature, both as expression of emotion as well as pure unadulterated songcraft.

Deer Tick – sounding as sure-footed as one would expect from a band known for spending a couple of hundred nights each year on stage – more than match the strength of the material by taking a more detailed approach than on some of the breakneck recordings of their past. From the sparkling baroque pop of “The Dream’s In The Ditch” to the full-blown Memphis showstopper, “Trash,” Negativity sees the Tick bridging boozy punk, AM gold, bar band blues, country soul, and whatever else catches their fancy into their own profoundly American rock ‘n’ roll. Additional sonic color comes courtesy of magnificently arranged brass accompaniment by Austin, Texas’sGRAMMY®-winning Latin fusion collective, Grupo Fantasma.

While Deer Tick have been rightfully hailed for their raucous rave-ups and substance-fueled fervor,Negativity places considerable focus on the band’s nuanced and tender side, with notable highlights including the wrenching breakup ballad, “Hey Doll,” and “In Our Time,” a timeless country tearjerker featuring duet vocals from McCauley’s good friend, singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton. At once heartbreaking, fist-pumping, and indeed, life-affirming, Negativity stands as a genuine high water mark for Deer Tick – a defining collection from a band driven by an undying faith in rock ‘n’ roll’s evergreen power of redemption and transcendence.

www.partisanrecords.com/artists/deer-tick/

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH… WEEDEATER

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Wrist 8:45-9:15pm
Earth Witch 9:35-10:10pm
Weedeater 10:30-11:45pm

PYGMALION AUTUMN SHOW SERIES

$15.00 in advance (and $18.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - WEEDEATER w/ TBA

With a sound and presence like no other band in the world, Weedeater stand apart from all others, both live and on their recordings. Their unfiltered and unrefined energy surges uncontrollably through the band and anyone who bears witness to their live show. Spite and deep resentment somehow fuse with comedy and maximum volume to produce an indignant, vomitous (both figuratively and sometimes literally) performance that is forced upon the willing yet hapless crowd. You are instantly swallowed whole by both Dixie and Shep’s nearly indistinguishable monster bass and guitar tones, and you are absolutely beaten to a bloody pulp and scared for your life by Keko’s crazed, yet amazingly potent bashing of his kit; with sticks that look like tree trunks turning into a splintered mess by the end of every song. If you had any sense you might actually take a step back and contemplate your safety for a moment, but then you come to your senses (sort of, anyway) and realize you’re at a f*cking Weedeater show, and this is why you came here, and there is no way to deny what you are witnessing. Pure, unabashed, musical violence in every form. It’s real, and it’s dangerous, and it feels so damn good.

www.weedmetal.com

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH… THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

Doors/Bar Open 6:00pm
Ode Vinter 6:15-6:45pm
Eminent Slaughter 7:05-7:35pm
Lorna Shore 7:55-8:35pm
The Black Dahlia Murder 9:00-10:15pm
(DJ to follow 11:00pm)

PYGMALION AUTUMN SHOW SERIES

$15.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/Lorna Shore + Tba

Having dropped five genre-defining albums The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without mention of their name. With Everblack, they once again demand the respect of peers and followers alike. “We’ve always tried to create something that’s rooted in classic death metal but at the same time offers something fresh and new, and Everblack is everything that we collectively love about the genre,” asserts vocalist Trevor Strnad. “To us, the challenge is always in wanting to make something better than what has come before, and something that will really excite the fans. But I think with all those albums behind us we have become the band fans can depend on, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved with this new record.”

http://lambgoat.com/news/band.aspx?band=234

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 1

full line-up and set times forthcoming…

Eventbrite - THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL 2014

www.thepygmalionfestival.com

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 2

full line-up and set times forthcoming…

Eventbrite - THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL 2014

www.thepygmalionfestival.com

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MONDAY OCTOBER 13TH… GRIEVES

Doors Open 8:00pm
To Be Announced 9:00pm
Sol 9:45pm
Grieves 10:30pm

PYGMALION AUTUMN SHOW SERIES

$12.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - GRIEVES w/Tba

Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing.

A reflection on growth and maturity, Winter & The Wolves is about the instinctual fight for survival. It’s about suddenly finding that you’re all alone, facing countless hindrances to your livelihood, and having the courage to overcome them all. Tackling difficult obstacles like addiction and heartbreak, Grieves wrestles with the realization that life doesn’t get any easier as you get older. His signature combination of humor and gloom culminate to depict the struggle of a man’s inner turmoil between abandoning the dreams of his youth, and carving out a new path for himself in this world.

Grieves emerged in 2007 with his independently released album, Irreversible, which served as a platform for several years of touring with some of indie-rap’s finest; Atmosphere, Macklemore, P.O.S, Brother Ali, Cunninlynguists, and more. He didn’t achieve national acclaim until his debut on Rhymesayers in 2011, with the album Together/Apart, which hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, and #106 on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart. Since then, he’s been touring non-stop, headlining multiple national tours with sold-out rooms across the country.

Winter & the Wolves will be supported by full North American and European tours, with a re-developed live show including expanded band and light performances. As Grieves prepares to turn up the heat in 2014, don’t find yourself left alone in the cold.

www.grievesmusic.com

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 14TH… SHARON VAN ETTEN

Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Tiny Ruins 8:00-8:45pm
Sharon Van Etten 9:15-10:30pm

PYGMALION AUTUMN SHOW SERIES

$15.00 in advance (and $17.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - SHARON VAN ETTEN w/ Tiny Ruins

For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 break-through Tramp, Sharon Van Etten is an artist with a hunger to turn another corner and to delve deeper, writing from a place of honesty and vulnerability to create a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten is continuously challenging herself. Now, the result is Are We There, a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity, and immense breadth.

Most musicians are quite happy to leave the production end of things to someone else. It’s enough to live your music without taking on the role of producer as well. Yet Van Etten knew it was time to make a record entirely on her terms. The saying goes “fortune favors the bold” and yet this boldness had to be tempered. For this, Van Etten found a kindred spirit in veteran music producer Stewart Lerman. Originally working together on Boardwalk Empire, they gently moved into new roles, rallying around the idea of making a record together in Lerman’s studio in New Jersey. Lerman’s studio expertise gave Van Etten the freedom to make Are We There the way she imagined. Van Etten also enlisted the individual talents of her band, consisting of Heather Woods Broderick, Doug Keith and Zeke Hutchins, and brought in friends Dave Hartley and Adam Granduciel from The War On Drugs, Jonathan Meiberg (Shearwater), Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), Peter Broderick, Mackenzie Scott (Torres), Stuart Bogie, Jacob C. Morris and Mickey Freeze.

It is clear from the opening chords in the first song, “Afraid of Nothing”, that we are witnessing a new awareness, a sign of Van Etten in full stride, writing, producing and performing from a place that seems almost mythical, were it not so touchable and real. Always direct, and never shying away even from the most personally painful narratives, Van Etten’s songwriting continues to evolve. Many of the songs deal with seemingly impossible decisions, anticipation, and then resolution. She sings of the nature of desire, memory, of being lost, emptiness, of promises and loyalty, fear and change, of healing and the true self, violence and sanctuary, waiting, of silence. The artist who speaks in such a voice is urging us to do something, to take hold and to go deeper. Living in this way, the questions of life remain alive, as close and steady as breathing. Many of the ballads of old are as dark as pitch, and people for whom the issues of life and death were as vivid as flame wrote them. You could turn off the electricity, remove all the instruments and Sharon’s voice and words would remain. They connect her to the mystic stratum which flows just beneath the everyday, which is rarely acknowledged as the forces of distraction sweep our attention away.

www.sharonvanetten.com/

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19TH… PALLBEARER

Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Vattnet Viskar 8:30-9:00pm
Tombs 9:15-10:00pm
Pallbearer 10:20-11:50pm

PYGMALION AUTUMN SHOW SERIES

$13.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - PALLBEARER w/ Tombs & Vattnet Viskar
Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length “Sorrow and Extinction” was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale.

http://pallbearerdoom.com/