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Sat 04/01 WPTS Radio presents Minus the Bear with special guests Beach Slang, Bayonne 8:00pm All Ages
Over the course of their 15-year career, Minus the Bear have carved out their own unique musical world. This isn’t to say they’re impervious to outside influence. They’ve borrowed components from a wide swath of genres—the brainy clangor of New York’s proto-punk scene, the cerebral buzz of IDM, the poptimist evaluation of hip-hop and R&B, and the grandiose visions of prog rock—but always managed to defy classification. Throughout the first decade of their existence, every new album offered a new musical approach, as seen in the idiosyncratic fretboard gymnastics of Highly Refined Pirates, the glitchy loops of Menos el Oso, or the modernized Fripp-inspired wizardry of Planet of Ice. By the time the band entered our current decade, their knack for reinvention yielded to an emphasis on refinement. Albums like OMNI and Infinity Overhead searched for a middle ground where their myriad of stylistic approaches could all work within the context of a single record.
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Tue 04/04 91.3 WYEP presents Son Volt 8:00pm All Ages
"There are only two kinds of songs,” Townes Van Zandt said, well before he died. “There's the blues, and there's zip-a-dee-doo-dah.” The new Son Volt album is titled Notes of Blue. Simple as that, maybe. Just now pushing fifty, Jay Farrar, the creative force behind Son Volt, is still not as old as his voice. Not nearly. His singing voice, an ageless gift which sounds something like old timber looks, like the unpainted walls framing Walker Evans' best portraits from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: simple, durable, weathered and grooved and unplanned.
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Sun 05/21 WPTS Radio presents Ty Segall 8:00pm All Ages
Ty Segall has made whole records that wrestle with realities – fighting against some, pulling mightily to bring others into being. His new self-titled record – the next record after Emotional Mugger, Manipulator, Sleeper, Twins, Goodbye Bread, Melted, Lemons and the first self-titled album that started it up in the now-distant year of 2008 – is a clean flow, a wash of transparency falling into a world that needs to see a few things through clearly, to their logical end. It’s got some of the most lobe-blasting neckwork since the Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse (from way back in the long, hot summer of 2012), but it also features a steep flight of fluent acoustic settings.
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Wed 05/31 Morbid Angel with special guests Suffocation, Revocation, Withered 7:30pm All Ages
Steve and Trey: “ We are excited to get back out on tour with longtime friends and death metal brothers SUFFOCATION as main support. We have also added the technical thrash metalers REVOCATION and newcomers THE WITHERED to what will promise to be a great night. The tour will also mark the unveiling of the new lineup of MORBID ANGEL featuring Scott Fuller (Annihilated, Errorgeist), on drums, and Dan Vadim Von ( guitarist / frontman of the American death metal band VadimVon) on second guitar." Trey and Steve are currently still in Mana's studios, continuing work with long time friend ERIK RUTAN on the new album which is planned for a 2017 release on UDR / JVC worldwide.
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