Disappears

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Disappears

Man Forever, Lantern

Fri, April 26, 2013

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

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

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

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Disappears - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Disappears
Traditionally a band bio is a way for people to get in tune with your history, see where you're currently at in your career, get the origin story, etc - but it's completely inconsequential for a working artist. For people who've spent years trying to survive making music, doing something you feel is important can be suffocating - and summing up that struggle in broad strokes is tedious.
What makes people respond to something? Is it honesty? Anyone can be true, say what makes sense to them - talk about how they feel. It's especially tricky to answer this question in a world where it's never been easier to be heard, but never been harder to get anyone to listen. Is it ridiculous to think you can connect with anyone when more people are using a computer to know their community than the actual community around them?
It can be confusing doing something when it's all you know. It means you are constantly sacrificing, whatever it is, to try and get someone to see things your way. It's personal and it's a message not everyone will receive. It's like being a Goth or a Smiths fan (of which I am both).
Friends are disintegrating, patterns are becoming habits and everyday you wake up the world you know is different. Still, we make ways to relate with people, we search out meaning and make sense of our surroundings. And somehow, four adults can coordinate two practices a week to try and make sense of it together.
Disappears have been a band since 2008.
Disappears are aged 36 and up.
Disappears have had three drummers, one of them well known.
Disappears focus the energy of post-punk into the repetition of dub and minimalism.
Disappears have some members who were in bands you may recognize or own records by.
Disappears artwork all looks the same.
Disappears are on Kranky Records.
Man Forever - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Man Forever
John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida. Man Forever, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience.

Originally based on the idea of creating a sort of punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums, Man Forever has evolved from a five or six full drum set ensemble to something a lot more stripped down. Based on two drummers playing single stroke rolls on a single drum and the patterns that emerge from that, Pansophical Cataract is propulsive without a pulse. Patterns evolve and burst through the static surface of the material, much of which was produced by electric instruments, though "Ur Eternity" remains mostly drums with only a few bass tracks making an appearance. The sounds created by these instruments were based on the drones that Colpitts hears when he is practicing (the not fully conscious singing or humming that arises when one practices alone), and then augmented and enhanced by the other musicians on the record. The repetitive rolls create a phasing effect, a music in and of itself, and the dynamic shifts that occur when the other instruments enter become not mere notes, but grand events.

In the live environment, these shifts and phasing effects, are amplified through sheer volume and duration. "Surface Patterns" and "Ur Eternity" are 30 and 40 minutes respectively (though have been shortened to around 18 minutes per side on record), creating an even more dramatic effect. Past performances have included Brian Chase (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), James McNew (Yo La Tengo), Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend), Richard Hoffman (Sightings), Shahin Motia (Oneida, Ex Models), Sarah Richardson (Creeping Nobodies), Ryan Sawyer (Stars Like Fleas), Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien), Christopher Weingarten (Parts and Labor), and many others.

Pansophical Cataract can be likened to watching Niagara Falls. You can't expect to see every drop of water that crests over the ridge, but you are overwhelmed with the shear scale of the thing, and therein lies the aspiration for this record. Dive right in.
Lantern - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Lantern
Lantern is a Rock ‘N’ Roll band based out of Philadelphia that is centered around the duo of Zachary Devereux Fairbrother and Emily Robb. The two have created a relentless maniacal Rock ‘N’ Roll animal, penetrated with fuzz-wah monsters, boogie-diseases, exorcisms, black leather and sex. Inspired by their idols The Rolling Stones, The Stooges, Bo Diddley, the Cramps, MC5, David Bowie, and all the originators of R&B and the blues, they wish to contribute their mark on the great American folk music, Rock ‘N’ Roll.

They are releasing their latest album, Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach, into the mid-summer heat of July 9th. The album marks a shift in sound from the blown out world of 4-track self-recordings to a more discernable breed of raw power. Lantern's sound melts genres together, bending weird blues into a frenzy of fuzzed soloing and glammed-out dance beats. The album is testament to the odyssey of rock 'n' roll and it will make you want to boogie as soon as the needle drops. Sophomore Lounge Records is offering it up so come and get it.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/