Trans Am

Trans Am

Zombi, Jonas Reinhardt

Thu, April 16, 2015

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$13.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Trans Am
Trans Am
After a whirlwind couple of years that saw them handle everything from a video game soundtrack to an opening slot with Tool, SF/DC's kingpins of tongue-in-cheek synth-rock are back with their 9th album, Thing, on Thrill Jockey. On it, "you get your sci-fi post-rock like 'Space Dock,' which would fit neatly on the Tron soundtrack, and 'Naked Singularity,' which is like the Knight Rider theme turned inside out and remixed with heavy metal drums. For a band that never seemed to take itself all that seriously, the aesthetic decisions Trans Am made ages ago fit with remarkably well with what's going on in music now. The nods to funk, the krautrock rhythms, the hints of electro, the occasional glitch in the beat-- all are just part of indie rock these days. There are times when Trans Am does it better than anyone-- fractured and funky "Arcadia", with its storm of delayed guitar set against locked-in drums and sequencer, is a good example, while "Interstellar Drift" does something similar, only with an insistent motorik bass and drum pulse. ... it's great to hear them again, doing what they do best." --Pitchfork
Zombi
Zombi
SECRET HEADLINER: Zombi!!!
Jonas Reinhardt
Jonas Reinhardt
Jonas Reinhardt is the nom de musique of San Francisco-based electronic artist Jesse Reiner, who looks to the analog sounds, organic atmospheres, and hypnotic rhythms of '70s pioneers such as Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, and Tangerine Dream for inspiration. Though he played other kinds of music before performing and recording as Jonas Reinhardt, Reiner always listened to electronic music of the late '60s and '70s, and got a Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 in the mid-'90s. A few years later, he studied music synthesis at the Harvard Electronic Music Center and maintained an interest in this approach to music-making while he played with other bands. Reiner began using the Reinhardt moniker for his self-titled 2008 Kranky debut; an iTunes EP, Modern by Nature's Reward, followed. Jonas Reinhardt eventually expanded into a full-fledged band, with Trans Am's Phil Manley on guitars, Mi Ami's Damon Palermo on drums, and Citay's Diego Gonzalez on bass. This lineup recorded Powers of Audition, which appeared in 2010 and married the meticulous sound of Reiner's earlier work with live instrumentation.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/