Thu, March 15, 2012
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Vir are a post punk, noise pop trio based in the SF Bay Area,who love fuzz pedals, loops and lots of delay.
Comprised of Sam Sloane (Vox, Guitar) Natasha Arens (Bass) and Jeff Paul (Drums), Vir experiment with elements of post punk, psychedelic noise and shoegaze to conjure up a glacial, dark and dynamic sound. Based in Oakland, CA but with roots in Christchurch New Zealand, Vir has a binding affinity with many Kiwi post-punk trios such as the Gordons, Bailter Space and HDU.
Vir released their 1st full Length "Shadow of a Mountain" in 2008. 2nd lp "Gillespie" appeared on Vibraphone records in July 2010 along with several elaborate DIY music videos.
Currently the band is working toward their 3rd release with a tentative release date in Fall 2011.
A smoky concoction of loops, dreamlike shoegaze and ethereal sanctity - SodaPop (Italy)
Levator’s music, comparable to Morphine, Sonic Youth and Mazzy Star, has an almost tranquilizing effect, with Lynn’s silvery voice sounding almost haunting at times. Working with a plethora of vintage effects pedals and creating live loops on the spot, the band meshes together seamlessly, and commands absolute attention in the most wonderful and unexpected way. - Synthesis
Seattle’s Levator are rocking so much Cocteau Twins in the tour van that they seem to have decoded Liz Fraser’s elfin ramblings and translated them into English. - San Diego City Beat
Slow Skate is the project of Seattle married couple Caitlin Sherman and Jason Goessl. Reverb soaked vocals, vintage keyboards, antique zithers, swooning guitar lines and retro drum machines illustrate a sort of musical noir. Their performances have an intense dynamic range of whispers and growls with Sherman's dark, dreamy songs as a centerpiece. Slow Skate's third full-length album is set for release in April 2011. The most recent incarnation of Slow Skate includes longtime collaborator/producer Robb Davidson.
Sherman and Goessl originally formed Slow Skate as a project that would allow them to play their favorite ballads, usually over a few drinks in someone's living room. After recording an album of covers in Minneapolis, summer of '05, the pair decided to shift the focus to Sherman's original material. With two full-lengths under their belt (Trace the Lines, Conduit Records 2008 and Past the Whole Parade, self-released 2009), and a series of singles set for release this year (This Ticking Clock/ Shopkeeper, Groove-O-Matic 2011) Slow Skate have kept themselves busy in and out of the living room.