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Part Chimp ~ Terry Gross ~ Vestments

Ages 21 and up
Friday, May 17
Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

Part Chimp
In the psychic wastelands of the 21st century, one particular sonic force looms large. Transcendental like the malignant force that fuels the zombie movies of lore, Part Chimp have made it their business to shake speaker-stacks, fry brains and induce jouissance and tinnitus alike across the UK. Yet whilst their legendary status as primal paragons of the riff has been largely a fixture of the vinyl-stacks and battered amps of the underground, Drool – their fifth and perhaps finest transmission thus far – has other ideas.

Terry Gross
Terry Gross (2017, San Francisco) creates media artworks and conceptual artworks. Through a rad- ically singular approach that is nevertheless inscribed in the contemporary debate, Terry Gross tries  to create works in which the actual event still has to take place or just has ended: moments evoc- ative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds else- where while the build-up of tension is frozen to become the memory of an event that will never take  place. Their media artworks are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. They  question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aes- thetic appearance of a song. By putting the listener on the wrong track, they use references and  ideas that are so integrated into the process of the composition of the work that they may escape  those who do not take the time to explore how and why their songs may haunt you, like an under- cooked pork chop, long after you’ve heard them.

Vestments is a New York City goth band for the new century. A Frankenstein’s monster of dark pop melodies, skronky sax, layered synths and languorous violin underpinned with the pathos of country twang and the raw energy of downtown NYC punk, Vestments sounds like if the Bad Seeds and Liars were the house band in a future noir juke joint. Vestments is a collaboration between frontman Christian Lee Buss (Center Divider, Shilpa Ray, Dolores Boys) on vocals, synths and guitar, multi-instrumentalist Steven Welbourne (One Prayer One Sin) on guitar, violin, and vocals, avant-garde composer Nikki D’Agostino (Female Genius, Art Gray Noizz Quintet) on synths and sax, Bloody Rich Hutchins (Live Skull, Shilpa Ray, Art Gray Noizz Quintet) on drums and Caroline Yes (The Clearing, Frankie Rose & the Outs, FLOWN) on bass.

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