WED 4/02… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT FEATURING DJ DELAYNEY
THU 4/03… RISQUE THURSDAY FEATURING HEARTLAND DJS
SAT 4/05… “DE NOCHE” SALSA NIGHT FEATURING DJ DOC J
FRI 4/25… GIRAFFAGE + BRANCHEZ JUST ANNOUNCED!
MON 5/28… BUZZ PRESENTS: SOUND OF CU
FRI 5/16… (COMEDIAN) KYLE KINANE w/DAVE ROSS
SAT 5/17… PELICAN w/NOTHING JUST ANNOUNCED!
SAT 5/31… BLITZEN TRAPPER w/TBA JUST ANNOUNCED!
FRIDAY APRIL 25TH… GIRAFFAGE + BRANCHEZ
Doors Open 7:30pm
DJ Belly 7:30pm
(DJ Delayney 11:00pm)
tickets $12.00 in advance ONLINE (and $15.00 at the door)
With a robust early following and organic online buzz, GIRAFFAGE offers a fresh, sample-rich sound of dreamy pop beats, sensual synths and lush experimental electronica. The creation of 23 year-old Charlie Yin of San Francisco, GIRAFFAGE is an exciting new producer with an intuitive grasp of modern music manipulation, delivering beats that are dripping with vibes and accessible to all. Early supporters of the screwed-down soundscapes, sample-based pop music and future R&B include such publications as Pitchfork, XLR8R, The Fader and Gorilla Vs. Bear.
Starting his musical journey in high school as a drummer for an eclectic array of bands from metal to indie rock, Yin turned to guitar and then soon moved to electronic music production on illegally downloaded software. Inspired by such pioneers as Daft Punk and Boards of Canada, GIRAFFAGE is a true bedroom producer that started playing out only after gaining solid traction for his music online. Sending out his first album for free to various music blogs and online publications, GIRAFFAGE quickly found an ardent fan following for his hazy and seductive style.
Versatile, driven and open-minded, BRANCHEZ is a modern producer. The New York City native has been making waves in both the electronic music & hip-hop communities with his soulful brand of “big room hip-hop. After breaking onto the scene with his self-released track “Treat You Right,” he solidified his place among this year’s top new acts with his massive single “Shake” (featured in the Skrillex BBC Essential mix), a track that blends elements more common to house with his own unique style of sampling and bass-heavy percussion.
BRANCHEZ has done guest mixes on BBC Radio1 (Diplo & Friends, Toddla T Show), TripleJ Radio and SiriusXM – Shade45 (Sway In The Morning). Recently, he received international acclaim for his bootleg of Rihanna’s track “Stay featuring Mykki Ekko,” which was supported on Diplo’s Endless Summer Playlist in NY Magazine, as well as by Carson Daly on 97.1FM in Los Angeles. A sign of BRANCHEZ’ pop sensibility, the track has “gone viral,” amassing millions of plays across multiple mediums.
BRANCHEZ has also produced official remixes for Rockie Fresh, Stalley ft. Rick Ross, Tokimonsta and Mat Zo as well as producing a track for the Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh ‘Fresh Veggies’ tape. Armed with an arsenal of original material as well, BRANCHEZ has also appeared on the Altered States Tour where he joined Zeds Dead, Paper Diamond and DJ GreenLantern for 35+ dates across North America.
MONDAY APRIL 28TH… BUZZ PRESENTS: SOUND OF CU
Local music showcase… with the bands selected by YOU!
FRIDAY MAY 16TH… KYLE KINANE
Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Andrew Voris 8:00-8:10pm
Dave Ross 8:10-8:30pm
Kyle Kinane 8:30-9:45pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)
PYGMALION SUMMER SHOW SERIES
$14.00 in advance ONLINE (and $17.00 at the door)
Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Also, farts.
SATURDAY MAY 17TH… PELICAN
Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)
PYGMALION SUMMER SHOW SERIES
$15.00 in advance ONLINE (and $15.00 at the door)
After four years of silence, instrumental metal standard bearers Pelican have come thundering back, with Forever Becoming, an eight-song album destined to be considered one of the most punishingly rewarding albums of the year.
Before their hiatus, the group had laid a sizeable chunk of the groundwork for the instrumental metal scene that’s come into its own in the 13 years since they started playing together. After 2009 the band found itself slightly adrift, and found the day to day struggle of being full-time underground musicians colliding with new families and non-musical careers. Wisely, they didn’t make any rash decisions, and as suits a band known for making dense, meditative sounds they simply patiently figured out how to move past their obstacles.
This reborn Pelican is purer, more focused, and far more assured. Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Chris Common, and featuring The Swan King guitarist Dallas Thomas (replacing the amicably departed Laurent Schroeder-Lebec) Forever Becoming is an immense, speaker-rattling meditation on the infinite cycle of death and life. It takes a lot of experience and a lot of confidence to attempt a head-on ascent of the biggest, most monolithic theme in art, but Forever Becoming is proof that Pelican has plenty of both, and knows how to wield them.
SATURDAY MAY 31ST… BLITZEN TRAPPER
Doors Open 6:30pm
Parkington Sisters 7:30-8:10pm
Blitzen Trapper 8:30-10:00pm
(DJ to follow 10:45pm)
$13.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)
VII is the seventh record from Blitzen Trapper and their first release for Vagrant Records. Its twelve tracks teem with vivid tales of longing, flight, desperation and redemption, all set in a sonic landscape at once familiar, but also strange and new, like a dream. Without a doubt the culmination of all the group’s best work, VII sounds a lot like America.
Blitzen Trapper was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2000 by a group of native Pacific Northwesterners, who played around town endlessly to skeleton crowds and gave away an impressive stream of garage recordings on CDR for years. Then came the Blitzen Trapper record in 2003, and Field Rexx in 2005. But it wasn’t until 2007′s self-released Wild Mountain Nation made a big splash that they finally hit the road, setting the stage for Furr’s release the following year.
Powered by its title track and by the G-funk-inflected “Black River Killer” that record became an unlikely hit and the group suddenly found itself on network television and in glossy magazines and astride colossal festival stages. So they released more music, toured the Western world incessantly, got to work with the likes of Wilco, Stephen Malkmus, Guided By Voices and Belle & Sebastian, and slowly became the band they’d always dreamed they would be.
Blitzen Trapper are frontman and songwriter Eric Earley, Marty Marquis, Brian Adrian Koch, Michael Van Pelt and Erik Menteer.