GRIMES, oOoOO (co-headline)

NOISE POP 20 WITH

GRIMES

oOoOO (co-headline)

Born Gold (Gobble Gobble), Yalls

Wed, February 22, 2012

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12-14

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This event is all ages

$12 adv/$14 doors

GRIMES
GRIMES
There is a powerful harmony in Grimes. It is a project which is both musical and visual, embodying the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound. Claire Boucher weaves these together to a strong rhythmic effect, "the marriage between the voice of a human and the heartbeat of a machine" [Bullett Magazine].

Boucher, born in Vancouver, Canada, came to Montreal in 2006. Her experience as a performer is deeply embedded in the illegal DIY loft culture of Montreal, where Grimes was one of the prominent figures in the scene surrounding Lab Synthèse – a 4600sq ft re-appropriated textile factory. She developed in a scene where punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry.

Visions, Grimes' forthcoming record, arises as Boucher's fourth release in less than two years. Geidi Primes (2010), initially released as a limited 30 cassette run and free download, then followed by Halfaxa (2010) – arguably one of the first witch-house or lo-fi R&B releases. On Darkbloom (2011), Grimes begins taking her first steps as a producer, bringing together the experimentation behind her early work and a cutting edge pop aesthetic.

Each album tackles a different set of influences and styles. Her newest album, Visions, incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age, K-pop, Industrial and glitch. This approach has marked Grimes as a curator of culture, and allowed the project to remain flexible and evolving.

A phantasmic state for the deep listener, sourcing the long forgotten spells running alongside humans for centuries and forcing them through a hyper-futuristic filter. Compositional and vocal delivery are coloured with an emotional trauma. Despite a generally upbeat demeanour, an urgency permeates the music. Calling us between our history and the future it uses the pleasure of minimal rhythms and dance to entice, but beyond its rich, software-sculpted cohesiveness, and vocal energy, runs a very real and odd world.

She describes her work as "the only means through which I can be fully expressive. It is both an ethereal escape from, and a violent embrace of my experience. The creative process is a quest for the ultimate sensual, mystical and cathartic experience and the vehicle for my psychic purging."
oOoOO (co-headline)
oOoOO (co-headline)
oOoOO (Chris Dexter) is a producer from Newark, New Jersey living in San Francisco. His tunes blend elements of mainstream pop, italo disco, southern rap, the Eastern European mystical traditions, and often feature female vocalists. Dexter's earliest years were spent listening to music and looking out the window of his Russian grandmother's Brooklyn tarot and palm reading parlor. Though he did not learn to read or write in English until he was 10, Dexter was reading sheet music and playing the piano from about age 6. The Wire's David Keenan has said oOoOO's sound feels like an amalgam of Steven Stapleton and DJ Screw, "albeit with a taste for Top 40 effluvia." He released his first EP on Tri Angle Records in October 2010. In addition to his original tunes, oOoOO has produced numerous remixes, including official tracks for The Big Pink, HIM, Salem, and Marina and the Diamonds, as well as unofficial versions of Lady Gaga and Nadia Oh tunes.
Born Gold (Gobble Gobble)
Born Gold (Gobble Gobble)
"San Francisco-via-Canada musician Cecil Frena must be totally crazy judged by his tunes. I mean, if you’re music sounds like a mongrel of Xiu Xiu, Postal Service and a Nintendo-64-soundtrack, you might easily have taken too many drugs. But as much as I try, I can’t help listening to this crazy songs. These chiptune beats & melodies combined with Cecil’s voice are just too addictive! It doesn’t surprise that also Teen Daze has taken one of his songs to remix it." --guerolitomusic.com
Yalls
Yalls
"Bay Area’s most cherished lunatic beat folk phenomenon" --No Fear Of Pop

"We’ve been hooked on his bizarrely rewarding twists of pop music." --mapzzz blog

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155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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