Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration

Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration

Lexie Mountain Boys, Greg Davis, Greys, Chandos, Ear Pwr, Safety Scissors, Adventure, Jimmy Whispers, DJs Montag + Young Magic, Skylar Spence (DJ Set)

Fri, March 6, 2015

5:30 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$16.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration
Carpark Records Sweet 16 Celebration
+~First 50 people will receive a free Sweet 16 shirt~+
Lexie Mountain Boys
Lexie Mountain Boys
"This acappella group from Baltimore are an all-female troupe whose performances have gained them a good deal of notoriety, largely due to the sheer flamboyance of the spectacles they create, with costumes and slapstick pie-in-the-face antics being commonplace as part of their live shows. On record Lexie Mountain Boys make for a truly bizarre listening experience. From the layered weirdness of campfire sing-along 'Where We Are' you'll hear some semblance of a recognisable song, but soon after the album dismantles itself into chaos: after the bodily squeaks and parps of 'Smack Those Lips' comes the woozy, lethargic 'Hi Yeah Vein', which is largely comprised of a choral annunciation of 'Hi' and 'Yeah' hypnotically, over and over again." --BOOMKAT
Greg Davis
Born in 1975, Greg Davis grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He studied classical & jazz guitar and composition at DePaul University in Chicago where he received his bachelor's degree in music in 1999. In 1997, he started his own independent record label, Autumn Records, to release his own music and the music of others. Davis moved to Boston to pursue a master's degree in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music which he completed in 2001. During this time, he also immersed himself in an independent study of computer based electronic music (Max/MSP) and became an active live performer. February 2002 saw the release of Davis' debut album Arbor on Carpark Records. This marked the beginnings of his career as a professional musician. He has collaborated with a wide range of musicians including Zach Wallace, Joe Grimm, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Jeph Jerman, Tim Barnes, Sebastien Roux, Steven Hess, Chris Weisman, Akron/Family, Megafaun, Ben Vida and many more. Davis is well known for his electro-acoustic music blending acoustic instruments with field recordings and computer / electronic sounds. Drone and ambient music form another thread in Davis' discography. In recent years, Greg has been focusing on analog modular synthesis and finding ways to integrate it with his computer music. He continues to explore the possibilities of sound using new & old technologies and techniques.

Since 2001, Davis has toured regularly and performed at festivals all around the world. His discography has grown throughout the past 12 years with a steady stream of CD and LP releases on various independent record labels, such as, Kranky, Carpark, Important, Software and more. Davis moved to Burlington, Vermont in December 2004 where he was active in setting up concerts of experimental and new music. He has been regularly providing audio mastering services for independent labels and musicians since 2004. He was recently the computer programmer & operator for an interactive performance setup for Mike Gordon's (Phish) recent live shows. Davis is devoted to his life as a musician/composer/performer/father/partner/explorer and continues to find ways to create new connections and opportunities around the world so that he can share his love of music and sound with as many people as possible.
Greys
Greys
Greys are a loud rock band from Toronto.
Chandos
The Boston-based group honed its craft in the local house show scene bands like Speedy Ortiz, Grass is Green, and Guerilla Toss also call home
Ear Pwr
Ear Pwr
Since 2006, Devin Booze and Sarah Reynolds have been actively recording and performing as EAR PWR, a project crafted around Booze's instrumentation, Reynolds' lyricism, and the two's creatively synergetic interplay. Booze's training at the Bob Moog founded music technology program at UNCA lays the sonic groundwork upon which EAR PWR is ultimately realized. Utilizing a collection of analog synthesizers and miscellaneous live percussion, densely textured soundscapes are constructed in which the two explore and invent. Following a short-lived stint in Baltimore, EAR PWR returned to the mountains of their native North Carolina to get to work on their sophomore record with a more grounded and earnest approach than was seen on their off-the-cuff and dance-heavy Carpark debut. Booze's handwritten musical compositions--compiled while touring Europe and the US with friends Future Islands and labelmate Toro Y Moi--are overlaid with Reynolds' naturalistic allusion and everyday sentimentality, blossoming into ten diverse tracks of tactile electronica, spattered percussion, thematic depth and lyrical melody that attest to the transformation enacted by these two over the last year and a half. Emerging from this sea change is a unique creation brimming with joy, contemplation, and an energetic spirit harnessed in Booze and Reynolds' collaborative commitment to one another in their maturing musical endeavor. In May of 2011 EAR PWR will have the honor of performing at the ATP Festival in England curated by Animal Collective.
Safety Scissors
Matthew Patterson Curry, aka Safety Scissors, has developed from curious musical roots. He took his first, wobbly yet adventurous steps from art school into the music world in 2000, exploring with experimental electronic and dance releases on an array of US and German labels. MPC's San Francisco electronic music peers Matmos, Kit Clayton and Kid 606 played a huge part in shaping his sound yet he eventually infused this with hints of pop sensibilities, an influence humans can't escape.

A good decade later he can look back on two successful albums, festival appearances worldwide and numerous remixes, including those for Grizzly Bear, Matmos, Architecture In Helsinki, and members of the legendary Japanese electronic music pioneers, Yellow Magic Orchestra. In particular Safety Scissors' second album Tainted Lunch, released by Stefan Betke aka Pole, is regarded as a prime example of how experimental electronics and pop music can be successfully combined.

His fresh, long-awaited work In A Manner Of Sleeping takes this approach to a new level. The twelve songs range from intricate indie-electronica, enriched with a playful chaos of noises, to poppy minimal house tracks with catchy hooks, to sensitive singer-songwriter sketches and ethereal atmospheres. The beats – whether in house mode or using live drums for a more rocky feel – are never merely functional: they always feel entirely devoted to the song.

In A Manner Of Sleeping is an album that can't be pigeon-holed – any genre corset is burst open by its eclecticism and sudden surprises. This makes the incredible consistency of the album, produced in New York, all the more remarkable. MPC instills a common overarching mood into all the songs – cheerful yet pensive – and muses with the wink of an eye and a mischievous grin about writer's block, gravity and inertia, infinity and relativity. In A Manner Of Sleeping is full of endearing quirks, but it's also easy to get hooked on – playful, twisted avant-pop at its best.
Adventure
Adventure
Baltimore and Wham City resident Adventure's 2008 self-titled debut was an energetic journey through the outer expanses of a SID chip, an experience that took listeners whizzing over pixelated mountains and explored the darker corners of the most modernized urban setting. This limited tonal range and lack of human vocals (save for a few dialogue samples from Bladerunner) may have made the music of Adventure seem a bit cold or impersonal, but on his newest release, The Lesser Known, Benny Boeldt has brightened up his sound, adding soaring synth blasts and maximalist flourishes a la M83.

The airy snare and pulsing bass that open the album act as fanfare, like Boeldt welcoming the listener into the spacious new environment of The Lesser Known. His aesthetic remains grounded in the 1980s, but the songs sound more like retro-futuristic radio hits than the arcade-conjuring modulations of his first release. On tracks like "Fool's Paradise" and "Smoke and Mirrors," Boeldt splits the difference between New Order and Nu Shooz, creating a sound that could please even the most cynical bedroom moper while gratifying any party-goer who's simply looking to dance. Those fearing a record of wistful 80s pop facsimiles will be pleased to hear tunes like "Relax the Mind" and "Lights Out" connecting the dots that link Giorgio Moroder and his modern hit-making scion Dr. Luke. Dance beats permeate the bulk of The Lesser Known, but the two closing songs introduce pensive atmospheres, perhaps laying the framework for Boeldt's future musical ventures.
Jimmy Whispers
Jimmy Whispers
Jimmy Whispers is a walking, talking, singing, and dancing bundle of paradoxes. Greatest among them, perhaps, is his ability to transform the most seemingly basic melodies sketched out hastily with an electric organ on an iPhone voice message into such a profound racket, or how this dirty weirdo from Chicago managed to insinuate himself into the tradition of great American sentimental balladeers.

His music will make you laugh and cry and dance and, unless you’re terminally jaded and hardhearted, it’ll make you genuinely feel something. And no matter how many times you listen you’ll keep asking yourself, for a multitude of reasons, “Who is this fucking guy?”
Skylar Spence (DJ Set)
Skylar Spence (DJ Set)
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/