Skinny Wolves & Foggy Notions Presents:
THESE ARE POWERS (Usa, Deleted Art / Dead Oceans)
CAP PAS CAP
w/ Skinny Wolves & Guests DJs
THURSDAY 29TH JULY 2010
Andrews Lane Theatre, Andrews Lane, Dublin 2
Doors 10 – 2.30am
Tickets 13euro (booking fee to be included)
From www.tickets.ie & WAV Box Office
THESE ARE POWERS
Don’t fear the future. These are Powers have come to conjure the new musical golden age you’ve been waiting for–one of insistence, intensity, and light. And yes, you can dance to it. These Are Powers is an experimental music group from Brooklyn, New York and Chicago, Illinois. The band mixes polyrhythm with samples and other electronic sounds and noise rock. n0 things, ex-LIARS bass player, Pat Noecker formed These Are Powers with Anna Barie (vocals/guitar) (ex Knife Skills & Fxxxing Lion) and Ted McGrath (drums) in 2006. The latter was replaced by electroacustic drummer/percussionist Bill Salas. Ferocious and unhinged, when These Are Powers perform live, it is a kind of spiritual journey, a futuristic fire dance hailing from Chicago and Brooklyn. The bass smolders, topping its low-end sub-rumble with a high-end flutter; abstract beats emanate from the electro-acoustic stand-up drum kit. And piercing through is Anna Barie’s guitar while she and Noecker call and respond. Barie blasts through a litany of expressive guitar sounds and full-throated yelps and howls with a confrontational, explosive energy that often finds her entangled with audience members, leaping through the air, or sprawled on the floor in front of the stage.
CAP PAS CAP
“Edgy, daring and sparky, Dublin band Cap Pas Cap play a hugely alluring post-everything game. There has only been a handful of
releases to date, but each one has seen them pulling new shapes from the bag. Their best moment to date was last year’s hypnotic and spacey We Are Men single on the Skinny Wolves label, a pointer to the new-wave-no-wave-what-wave terrain they’re calling their own. Cap Pas Cap’s debut album should be one of this year’s highlights.” – Jim Carroll, Irish Times
Thread Pulls are an experimental two-piece with the drumbeat at their core. Thread Pulls became the first Irish band to be invited to play at the celebrated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. After releasing four EPs on 9-pt records as a three piece, they stripped down to the duo of Gavin Duffy and Peter Maybury, and spent the following two years developing their upbeat progressive sound which meshes trumpet, electronics and treated vocals with a no-wave inspired mix of repetitive bass and drums. Thread Pulls are now recording their début album.
Peter also makes electronic music as Hardsleeper and in Rainfear. Gavin plays occasionally with Karl Him and Electronic Sensoria Band.
Grey Mayhem (feat. Members of Puget Sound, Hands up who wants to die, Guilty optics etc.) are a band from Dublin. Formed in mid 2009 they play a mixture of heavy, synthy, post hardcore. With influences such as Trans am, Oneida, The Melvins, the Jesus Lizard, Polvo, High on Fire etc, they combine moments of technical complexity with pulsating synth jams and straight up heft . They have recently recorded an e.p. with Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank), which will be self released in coming weeks. Grey mayhem are Paul Clynes, Ruadhan O’Meara, and Ror Conaty.