Tri-City Rock! 28 Degrees Taurus, El Jezel, Broken River Prophet & Metal Feathers!
February 19, 2010
annie*rock proudly presents: TRI-CITY ROCK! featuring live performances by: 28 Degrees Taurus (Allston, MA) El Jezel (Brooklyn, NY) Broken River Prophet (Allston, MA) & Broken River Prophet (Portland, ME) Friday, February 19, 2009, doors at 8:30pm O’Brien’s Pub 3 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA 02134 T: Green B Line to Harvard Ave. Ages: 21+. Cover: $7 with RSVP to email@example.com /$10 without RSVP (You should RSVP!) More info: www.annierock.com. Local music promoter annie*rock is proud present a special indie/shoegazer installment of Tri-City Rock, the ongoing concert series featuring four bands from three cities, on one stage, for one night. Join us on Friday, February 19th, 2010, at Allston-Rock-City’s most intimate, rock music venue, O’Brien’s Pub. This spectacular line up opens with Portland’s grimy, indie-pop band Metal Feathers; followed by local alt-Americana outfit Broken River Prophet; Brooklyn-based shoegaze sensations El Jezel; and culminates with local up-and-coming ambient pop threesome 28 Degrees Taurus. Don’t forget to RSVP for $3 off the cover price: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the bands: Allston psych/shoegaze/pop threesome 28 Degrees Taurus headline Tri-City Rock. Perhaps one of the aurally strangest musical groups to break through the often-clicky Boston rock ceiling, 28 Degrees Taurus drips with sultry psychedlia. Guitarist Jinsen Liu creates trippy, wall-of-sound textures and reverb-laden grooves. The dream sequence rises towards completion as Jinsen chants lyrics in a near whisper and beautiful, Brazilian-born bassist/vocalist Karina Dacosta sings long, harmonizing lines. This group presents a wonderful contradiction: an opus in loud-soft music; shoegazers who physically rock; ambient, yet penetrating. 28 Degrees Taurus are currently performing in support of their LP How Do You Like Your Love. www.myspace.com/28degreestaurus Blog-buzz heavyweights El Jezel are making their Boston debut at 10:40pm. This Brooklyn-based trio performs dark, melodic post rock and blissed-out shoegaze. Married couple George & Jessica Flanagan front the band. George is a master of sonic texture, a genius armed with a delay pedal. Jessica holds the trio down with simple but perfect bass lines. NYC/industry Blog JNYK describes the band as “an off-kilter bass heavy very Sonic Youthish pop inspired vibe with stage presence to spare”. El Jezel’s sound is completed by their massively talented drummer/percussionist Dan Killoren, and sometimes-eerily haunting vocals from both Jessica and George. Earfarm praises the El Jezel’s ability to “pull off mindbending genre shifts like this mid-song. They'll go from shoegaze inspired glide to post-rock jam, and back again…” They are currently performing in support of their recent sophomore release The Warm Frequency. www.myspace.com/eljezel Allston psych/shoegaze/country band Broken River Prophet take the stage at 9:55pm. Led by head Prophet Adam Brilla, this band is an ever-changing collection of talented musicians, which some say is the secret to their success. The Weekly Dig aptly describes Broken River Prophet as “a loosely styled, vaguely psychedelic tangle of chaos that never appears the same way twice... Allston's most freewheelin' purveyors of overmedicated Americana.” Steve Gisselbrecht, formerly of The Noise, notes the band’s tunes tend to be “down-tempo, and this leaves time for a lot of interesting stuff”. At 15 years old, Broken River Prophet is one of the most enduring outfits in the Boston music scene. The resulting music is “cresting, crashing oceans of sensuous shoegaze sprawl” (Boston Globe). Broken River Prophet’s latest CD is With Infinite Arms to Cradle the Flames. www.brokenriverprophet.com Garage/indie/pop four-piece Metal Feathers opens the night. This Portland, ME band was formed from the ashes of Portland great bands Cult Maze and Diamond Sharp. Portland Phoenix praises the bands for “being a lot of things their precursors were not: loose, cheeky, almost beaming.” Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Jay Lobley writes brilliant pop songs for the group. Maine blog The Bollard describes his writing “deeply catchy, deceptively simple, psychologically compelling (not to mention funny)”. Drummer Althea Pajak plays simply and directly on a Spartan drum kit, locking in with Jason Rogers’s forceful, deliberate, mostly unadorned bass parts. Jay’s brother Derek Lobley fills out the band with sometimes wandering, sometimes rocking keyboard lines. Metal Feathers is currently touring in support of their critically-acclaimed debut CD Metal Feathers. www.myspace.com/metalfeathers