Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 8:00 PM
21+: $8 / 18-20: $13
Formed in Los Angeles in 2002, originally under the name The Duration. Severe Severe consists of Nico Jordan (guitar, synth, loops, voice & percussion) Mike Capritta (bass, synth) & Newcomer Bryan Hogan (live drums) Influenced by a wide range of artists including Sonic Youth, Big Black, Wire, Savage Republic and Joy Division, Severe Severe employs rhythms that sometimes require acclimation by the listener, but they reward the effort with a surprising consistency and quality over the length of a song. In 2005 their song The Southern Barrier was featured on Makeshift Music compilation 4 along with a diverse array of other Memphis based artists. Severe Severes first album Beyond the Pink was released in 2008. Among the songs to be featured on their new record, Awakening Fire displays some of the characteristic traits of their sound - tight, driving drumming, relentless movement in the guitar and bass punctuated by short bursts of emotional/electrical release, and the kind of economy of sound and wiry presentation that has its roots in the better post-punk bands of the early 80s.
A mixture of indie, progressive and alternative rock, Alta Mira has been turning ears throughout the Northeast. After recording at Barefoot Studios in Massachusetts, they released The Fables and Fabrications EP, in 2007 with the support of Indian Ledge Recordsan Albany-based record label who scooped up the talented quartet at its inception. Press for Alta Mira has been encouraging. Alta Mira earned Metrolands Best New Band in 2007 and Best Rock Band in 2010. They have garnered the praise of Albanys Times Union, Schenectadys Daily Gazette and Hudson Valleys Chronogram magazine, as well as various online reviews from InYourSpeakers.com and RadioExile.com. Having returned to Barefoot Studios, Alta Mira recently finished recording their first full-length album. Mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Corin Nelson and mastered by the world renowned Bob Ludwig, their debut album is now widely available online for purchase.
Critics have called Filmstrip everything from psychedelic to punk to slacker rock. But that only reveals some of the truth about the sonic experience that this threesome from Cleveland have put together. The howling guitars and driving rhythm of "Should Have Seen It Coming" are equal parts 90's grunge and early 70's psych. Coming from the legendary Cleveland underground music scene that birthed everyone from Pere Ubu to up-and-comers Cloud Nothings, Filmstrip first garnered international media attention when they performed at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.
*Times listed are when doors open. Music typically begins one hour later. Prices listed are for tickets only, an additional $5 door charge may apply for those under age 21 at our 18 and over shows.