WED 7/16… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT (NO COVER!)
THU 7/17… PYRAMID PRESENTS: VIBES w/DJ MATRIX
FRI 7/18… DJ & DANCING FEATURING DJ DELAYNEY
SAT 7/19… “DE NOCHE” SALSA NIGHT FEATURING DJ DOC J
MON 8/04… DARK HORSE PR PRESENTS: ENABLER JUST ANNOUNCED!!
SAT 8/09… MAN MAN w/LANDLADY
THU 8/14… THE MAHONES w/LOS ASSPARADOS
THU 8/21… DEER TICK w/THE WEEKS
SAT 9/27… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring CHVRCHES
SUN 9/28… PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring AMERICAN FOOTBALL
MON 10/13… GRIEVES w/TO BE ANNOUNCED JUST ANNOUNCED!!
TUE 10/14… SHARON VAN ETTEN w/TINY RUINS
SUN 10/19… PALLBEARER w/TOMBS JUST ANNOUNCED!!

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MONDAY AUGUST 4TH… ENABLER

Doors/Bar Open 7:30pm
Eminent Slaughter 8:00-8:30pm
Doomsayer 8:50-9:20pm
Airacobra 9:40-10:10pm
Enabler 10:30-11:00pm

PRESENTED BY DARK HORSE PR

$10.00 in advance (and $10.00 at the door)

Eventbrite - ENABLER w/Airacobra + Doomsayer

A cooperative release between NYC-area based The Compound and the Bay Area’s Creator-Destructor, La Fin Absolue Du Monde is a thirty-six minute assault, barely harnessing ENABLER’s most diverse and well-executed material to date, and is yet another of the band’s releases in homage to director John Carpenter’s arsenal of horror/sci-fi masterpieces. Tracked by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless), produced by Hotchstetler and the band’s founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber, and mastered by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises, the album’s raw, organic delivery matched with their frantic, torrid energy showcases some of Lohrber’s slickest signature riffage to date, thunderous undercurrents from bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels and a driving pulse delivered by drummer Ryan Steigerwald (The Ox King, Ringworm).

http://enablerband.com/

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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 7:30pm
Bad Catman 8:00-8:30pm
Los Assparados 8:45-9:15pm
The Mahones 9:30-10:45pm
(DJ to follow 11:00pm)

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 7:00pm
The Weeks 8:00-8:40pm
Deer Tick 9:00-10:30pm
(DJ to follow 11:00pm)

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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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
To Be Announced 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/