Society of Musical Esotericism / SELECT / Stateside Presents: DESTRUCTION UNIT ascetic house / sacred bones http://dunit.ascetism.com are joined by WAVEFORMANALOGRESEARCH https://www.facebook.com/elektrowar plus NUMB BATS https://numbbats.bandcamp.com/ and DRAINBOW https://drainbow.bandcamp.com/ ///////////////// this event is all ages / 7.30 doors Tickets available at Stinkweeds, The Crescent Ballroom and here: http://ticketf.ly/1FbJikG //////////////// From the very beginning, Phoenix, Arizona's DESTRUCTION UNIT has been known for their incendiary live performances. Since the release of their first proper studio album, Deep Trip, they have toured non-stop, where nightly they defy rock conventions and decibel limits. On the road, Destruction Unit quickly gained both a reputation as the band to break all barriers and a cult following of like-minded freaks and outsiders. The music press was equally as taken, such as Rolling Stone - who named them one of the best contemporary live bands in the world, the Guardian - “pummelling and juddering, accelerating towards oblivion like Steppenwolf dying for some red meat”, NME - “they skirt the line between hardcore and psych with a sense of dilapidated DIY perfection”, Pitchfork - “there’s something more timelessly potent in the way D-Unit throttles the warp drive” and SPIN - “This is thick, powerful rock'n'roll”. Their reputation as the most dangerous and radical band in America has preceded them wherever they go, from their Prison Program in which they will ship their music to inmates for free, to their open drug use - “I have no idea if drugs were involved in the making this album. Well, okay – drugs probably were the making of this album - Rolling Stone”, to their radical literature published through the Ascetic House. However, Destruction Unit is still able to let their playing speak for itself, regardless of politics, and continue to prove they are the working class band for the 21st century: destruction unit as cosmic oi, the new american heavy underground, “they’ve got the guns but we’ve got the guitars”. WAVEFORMANALOGRESEARCH will present a set of primitive analog electronics. Live performances are rare, and this is not to be missed. In just two short years, NUMB BATS has been compared to just about every female-fronted group imaginable, from Le Tigre to Best Coast to Hole. But to call Numb Bats a girl group is a disservice. Numb Bats, with Hobeheidar on guitar and lead vocals, more recently has resembled psych-revivalist acts like Brian Jonestown Massacre with a strong dose of surf and grunge in the mix. Add Opich's catchy bass lines and Neuharth's don't-give-a-fuck style of drumming and you have something that, at moments, is reminiscent of Pixies. When the trio sings in unison, it's hard not to think of bands like Vivian Girls— because the droning, harmonic vocals share similarities, not because those acts also comprise women. DRAINBOW is a post-rock / drone outfit from Phoenix. Minimalist waves of fuzz and distortion harmonize, puslating motorik rhythms phase in and out, pulling you from trance to transcendence. Kraut influenced noise dirges of the heaviest order.
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