The Memories, Colleen Green, Emotional

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

The Memories

Colleen Green

Emotional

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

7:00 pm

Club Dada

Dallas, TX

$10.00

This event is all ages

The Memories
The Memories formed in the Belmont/Hawthorne district of Southeast Portland, Oregon in the Summer of 2010 by White Fang bandmates and childhood friends Rikky Gage and Kyle Handley. They recorded their first album in one of the upstairs bedrooms at what was called the 40th house, a big three story home on a busy street that was a hangout for local stoners and artists. Their self-titled debut was released on their own Gnar Tapes label as a cassette. 200 were pressed in the Winter of 2010/2011. The tape soon attracted the ears of labels like Underwater Peoples and Burger Records, the former pressing the album to LP and the latter reissuing it on cassette with the Underwater People's sanctioned art, which was expertly rendered by Lexington, Kentucky based sound and visual artist Robert Beatty. Burger Records soon became their champion, releasing 4 cassettes and LP by 2013. In the Winter of 2014 Chicago based Randy Records pressed the band's first 7", a 6-song EP named "American Summer". This was followed by a handful of cassette releases on Gnar Tapes, including a split release with Rad Records; a label founded and fronted by Kyle Field, whose band Little Wings had long been an inspiration for the band. The band also attracted the ears of like-minded musician Zach Phillips, a former member of the same wildly creative scene in Brattleboro, Vermont that birthed such high-quality bands as King Tuff, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Chris Weisman, and his own band, Blanche Blanche Blanche, among many others. Mr. Phillips issued the 4-song "Crash On My Heart" as a cassingle on his Brooklyn, NY based OSR Tapes label. The Memories third album, an 8-song LP called "Touch By An Angel", was pressed by Lolipop Records, a label based in Los Angeles (the city that had by that point become the adopted home of The Memories). In October 2014 their 4th album "Hot Afternoon" will be released on LP/CD/CS by Burger Records. It is the first album by The Memories recorded with a producer (Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets) and was tracked in San Rafael, California.
Colleen Green
Colleen Green
I know a couple of things about Colleen Green.

One thing that's for sure: she's a songwriting phenomenon. She sings lovely, catchy, fuzzy songs that range from 80s pop goulash to psychedelic drone; from 90s power punk to homemade Sebadoh-style songs of heartache. Think of her as a sort of female Daniel Johnston, with her at home making comics, armed with a seemingly unlimited amount of well-composed songs, her lamentations on out-of-reach love, her self-medication, her bedroom recordings. She proudly displays her musical heroes' influences on her sleeve. She plays live shows alone on stage with only an electric guitar and a drum machine to accompany her.

Is she a genius? Who knows.

So let's get down to the bare bone facts. These are the things I know about Colleen Green to be true: Colleen Green sprouted up some years ago in Massachusetts, deep within the forests of the Merrimack Valley. She was raised by a loving family that brought her up on a steady diet of delicious oldies and sugary cereals. Colleen Green went to school, learned how to speak the language of the streets, and by second grade was rapping on school grounds. By the age of 11 she had discovered punk rock and never looked back. From that point on she was obsessed with music.

Green moved to Oakland, California in 2008 in search of hot sun, good bud, good buds, and nice boys. Fortunately, five of her best friends decided to join her, the best of which being Kayla. Along with their friend Steve O, Green and Kayla created the Full House House in West Oakland and invited countless great bands from across the nation and world to play in their living room. Kayla can be seen on the front cover of the "Green One" 7", and is also one of two main characters in Green's comic strip, "Real Shit Daily".

Recently, Green retreated to a cave in Los Angeles, where she can now be found sleeping, smoking, baking magical treats, and staring at the wall. Within two lonely months, Colleen had written and recorded Milo Goes to Compton; within five she had released both that tape and the 4 Loko 2 Kayla CD-R EP as well. Both of these albums have been in heavy rotation since the day they arrived in my mailbox.

Anyway, that is just the beginning of the Colleen Green story. If you can, get to know her. And text her. You will love her
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"A brutal gem for the real indie club bound to blow up speakers and inspire many bands out there to get way more creative (or violent) with their re-appropriation of 1960s Girls in the Garage tropes." --20 Jazz Funk Greats

"Like coffee for your ears." --Pitchfork

"Slightly snotty but totally cool fuzz pop music." --Neu Magazine
Emotional
Emotional is the spiritual manifestation of songwriter, singer, director, and Death Records founder Brian Wakefield. Wakefield, a San Jose native, has been a humble mainstay in the San Francisco music community since the early '00s, working with various bands, most notably the "dream pop quartet" Melted Toys. Wakefield has also served as a sideman in many local projects. Emotional was initially embarked upon as an experimental side pop project to Melted Toys—it now serves as the signature vessel for Wakefield's personal songwriting.

Ahh…The Name's Emotional, Baby! arrives as a multi-label effort that will awaken a passionate surrender of humility and guilty pleasure. Following his heroes Kate Bush, Gram Parsons, and The Smashing Pumpkins, Wakefield casts a spell of irresistible tangy guitar reverb, bending synths, and candid melodies. It is a pop record, it is a true story, and it is a testament to the modern state of feelings. Written and recorded over the course of two-years with producer Ole Haarstad (Melted Toys), multi-instrumentalist Emmet Moskowitz, a.k.a., "Muzzy" (Froogy's Groovies), and mastered by Patrick Haight (Spot-On Sound), the LP features guest appearances by vocalist Ryan Grubbs (Tiaras, Ganglians) and guitarist Adam Finken (Male Gaze, Tiaras, Blasted Canyons). It is the stoney memory of that impossible psychic love that shared an appreciation of Taco Bell. It is the tale of an artist who boldly says, "It's okay to be emotional."
Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://dadadallas.com/