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@ dBasement, Cedar St., Portland, Maine.
$5 suggested donation. 8pm sharp.
*Due to a last-minute cancelation, in-depth photographic documentation was not taken for this event. However, Bob Smyth of Purse/Say John Earl was able to provide this video of ALL NIGHT from the evening:
BUTCHER BOY (Maine)
“Their sound is that of warped and electric avant-folk, colored with jazz chords, spacious textures and post-rock dynamics, all executed onstage with precision not unlike a conservatory senior recital. Their music requires attention and patience, but it rewards close listening.”
ZVI (New York)
Ron Varod is a multi-instrumentalist (mainly Guitarist and Vocalist) from central Jersey, that now resides in Brooklyn, NY and currently also provides guitar and backing vocals for psycadelic prog outfit KAYO DOT. Past collaborations include: So is the Tongue, Dangerous Cowboy (members of East of the Wall), Adult Pillow, the DRX, St. Frantic, Eaten By Bees (mem of Cleric) and 2Mi.
“[Carl] Smith is very open about using the music as a conduit for dealing with his depression, but the gentle nature of the music and the melody coming from Smith’s voice create a healing narrative that take the ugly and force it out of the shadows. Even on the darkest days there is sunshine after the rain.”
ALL NIGHT (Maine)
Although a new outfit to the Portland music scene, All Night is comprised of members who are veterans to heavy & dynamic rock/metal in Maine. Featuring Eric Brackett on guitar (formerly the drummer for Ocean), Sean Hadley on bass (of Conifer) and Michael Hutchins on drums (guitarist of Adamo and Lynx). Harnessing a monolithic/minimalist approach, All Night’s sound projects like a beacon of light through stillness, blackness.
BLACK MICA (Maine)
A debut performance of minimalist synthwave by Cedar Cowart. Not to be missed.