R5 Presents


Dubpixel with Robin Bell, Wigwams

Fri, March 15, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Deathfix - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Deathfix formed in 2009 after Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Rich Morel (Morel, Blowoff) met while touring in Bob Mould's band. Having discovered a shared affinity for the sounds of 1972 - particularly glam and progressive rock - they started getting together to work on music at Canty's warehouse studio space. Two years later, hoping to graduate the band from its studio-shut-in phase to its live ensemble phase, they recruited in multi-instrumentalists Devin Ocampo (Faraquet, Medications) and Mark Cisneros (Medications) to hold down the rhythm section. Both talented multi-instrumentalists and producers in their own right, Cisneros and Ocampo quickly started contributing their own riffs and arrangement ideas.

Deathfix is now a full-fledged band, with all four members contributing a share of the riffs, song arrangements, and production tricks. The band's self-titled 7-song debut will be released in early 2013.
Dubpixel with Robin Bell - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Dubpixel with Robin Bell
Dubpixel (a.k.a. Doug Kallmeyer) is a composer, musician, multi-media artist and sound engineer. Bass and the art of approaching the mixing console as an instrument has led to ongoing collaborative work with many independent and industry artists. Based in the Washington D.C. area,
Kallmeyer has been releasing music and touring internationally for over a decade of with notable artists such as Blonde Redhead, School of Seven Bells, and most recently Phantogram.

Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington DC. Robin has worked on a range of political and public interest projects including notable PBS television show Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, where he was lead editor
Wigwams - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Wigwams asks us to forget the supposed "post-punk revival" of the early 2000s, which narrowed the movement's initial flurry of ideas and sense of limitless possibilities to a formula of choppy guitars and tired disco beats. Imagine instead a band that balances the best elements of that movement--direct songs with no-frills instrumentation and rhythmic complexity on the one hand with the more melodic and playful instincts of Television and Talking Heads on the other. The new International EP by Wigwams offers a spirited solution to the persistent question of what we do now, advancing a refreshingly raw, yet considered take on guitar rock in the present.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125