Fri July 21, 2017 9:00 pm $5.00
THE HECKS are a rock ensemble set on reviving short-form songs with heterophonic jabs from their busted, misstrung guitar collection. Their enduring interest is in the manipulation of form-based musical tropes, which yields succinct but engaging bursts of sculpted pentatonic structure, sleek and textured instrumental passages, or atonal rhythmic nonsense.
Watching THE MOUNTAIN MOVERS progression over the course of the past decade has truly been a treat. The band produced three albums and several singles of polished indie rock in this incarnation.The band's sixth, eponymous album Mountain Movers, is bookended by two long-form jams with three perfect, crystalline pop songs sandwiched in between, mirroring both aspects of the band & representing the most fully realized recorded representation of the band's live show to date.
Joining in the celebration is minimal synthstress, violist and singer WHITNEY JOHNSON, returning with her solo project MATCHESS. On record and in a live setting, JOHNSON bewitches listeners with a set of sparse rhythms, synthetic melodies, squealing guitar lines and heavily-affected vocals that combine to create an alien, futuristic sound. Her TiM debut, Somnaphoria, fuses elements of contemporary classical & modern experimental electronic music with a neo-new age mysticism.