Friday Aug 24

GRINGO STAR (Album Release!)



$15 Mainstage / Doors at 8:00


Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti western weirdness. Taking cues from Santo & Johnny, The Stooges, Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan, The Kinks, Sam Cooke, they're all here, their electric ghosts reaching across time, tapping Gringo Star on the shoulder like the crossroads devil to Robert Johnson, bestowing secrets, passing torches.

A five-guitar experimental rock collective from Washington DC, BOAT BURNING plays "maximum minimalism," an intricate hybrid of composition and improvisation for highly amplified guitars where simple passages played by a multitude of instruments - sometimes 100 or more guitars - create shimmering towers of densely-stacked harmonics. The result is strikingly intense, majestic music that combines the panoramic sweep of classical with the sheer physical thrall of punk.

Former members of The Apes reunite for another journey into psychedelia. Fusing punk, dance, metal, and more into one intense package, Heavy Breathing is more than just a band. It is an experience.