Slovenly Records . . .

Slovenly Records presents . . .

Slovenly Records . . .

Subsonics, Tiger! Tiger!, The Anomalys, King Automatic

Tue, March 12, 2013

9:00 pm

Rubber Gloves

Denton, TX

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Subsonics
Atlanta legends, the SUBSONICS (with members of Man? or Astroman?, and what could be Lou Reed’s bastard son), have descended again upon the denizens of the steamy rock’n’roll jungle with their first album in seven years. They have been heralded as the best band in Atlanta, but fellow Georgians The Black Lips and for good reason. Previous works by this beatnik, noir-punk careen machine have left indelible marks on the psyche of big-bam-boom-shang-a-lang rockers all over the world during their nearly two-decade tenure. Melodies echo in the catacombs of America's soul and ring throughout with a childish enthusiasm, like a funky delinquent's budget bubblegum album. What we really have here is an obsessive, detached drop-in to an after-hours opium den, where Super-8 movies are projected onto a soiled sheet, and the soundtrack is undeniably SUBSONICS.
Subsonics
Atlanta legends, the SUBSONICS (with members of Man? or Astroman?, and what could be Lou Reed’s bastard son), have descended again upon the denizens of the steamy rock’n’roll jungle with their first album in seven years. They have been heralded as the best band in Atlanta, but fellow Georgians The Black Lips and for good reason. Previous works by this beatnik, noir-punk careen machine have left indelible marks on the psyche of big-bam-boom-shang-a-lang rockers all over the world during their nearly two-decade tenure. Melodies echo in the catacombs of America's soul and ring throughout with a childish enthusiasm, like a funky delinquent's budget bubblegum album. What we really have here is an obsessive, detached drop-in to an after-hours opium den, where Super-8 movies are projected onto a soiled sheet, and the soundtrack is undeniably SUBSONICS.
Tiger! Tiger!
Tiger! Tiger! is like a party; a murder mystery party where Richard Hell is spinning on the decks, the host is a little tipsy and armed with a switchblade.. Working at the crossroads of garage rock, punk and R&B, Tiger! Tiger! are a catty and cool hubbub of retro rock and roll rhythms that dive headlong into the dark side of the tensions that bind and repel the sexes. The quintet’s eclectic, amorphous sound--roaring one minute, soaring the next--is given to the kind of dynamic shifts in style that cause crowds to take notice.
The Anomalys
The Anomalys from Amsterdam, Holland released their self-titled debut album on Slovenly Recordings in the USA in 2010. With this release they prove to be able to put their reputation as 'wildest live band in Europe' to wax. In march 2012 their new EP "Retox" will be released also on Slovenly, followed by another new special flexidisc single on MV50 Records in the summer. Their special brand of psychotic, unpredictable and primitive rock 'n roll has turned many audiences at shows, from Istanbul to Las Vegas, into insane mobs. This rings true to the one and only mission of these three giant, hyperactive monsters: making rock 'n roll dangerous again!
King Automatic
Where lies the future of Rock'n'Roll?
Will we recycle old ideas ad infinitum - 3 chords boom chica boom, mimick the past and kneel and pray at the alter of Jerry Lee Lewis, The Ramones and the Cramps or will we introduce new musical concepts into Rock'n'Roll, embrace the future and venture into unsafe yet exciting waters?
Will we limit ourselves by sticking to the musical traditions of the Western hemisphere only or will we seek inspiration across the four corners of our globe and make truly trans-global Rock'n'Roll?
It is time to expand the horizon and to seek out new territories - it is time to evolve and if that evolutionary process takes the shape of King Automatic...well that's all the better.
This Gentleman finds inspiration in Jamaican Rocksteady, Rhythm'n' Blues, Bebop and the tribal drumming of West Africa to mention only a few of the ingredients of a truly exotic musical cocktail.
In addition to the musical diversity to be found in his music, King Automatic has also freed Rock'n'Roll from the lyrical cliché of: "I picked up my baby in a '59 De Ville, we tore through the city seeking cheap thrills". There is actually real songwriting at play here which adds a welcomed layer to the music we all like to drink, dance and make babies to.
Starting out in the mid-1990's as the drummer of the legendary French Punk band Thundercrack, King Automatic took a radical turn at the beginning of the new Millenium and introduced a new dimension to the sound of one-man bands.
He began to sample and loop organ, guitar, harp and percussion sounds live on stage to create a truly sonic soundscape – close your eyes and you will swear you are listening to an orchestra.
With his new album "In The Blue Corner" now appearing on Voodoo Rhythm Records, he has taken his vision to the next level and has created an even more diverse record than his previous two - he has once and for all left behind the shackles and confinements of traditional Rock'n'Roll and his journey has led him to exciting places - mesdames & messieurs join King Automatic on his unique odyssee and explore the Rock'n'Roll of the world!
Venue Information:
Rubber Gloves
411 East Sycamore
Denton, TX, 76205
http://rubberglovesdentontx.com