VIA + 92.1 WPTS present: MYKKI BLANCO
On March 28th we will be co-presenting MYKKI BLANCo with fellow PGH music lovers, the VIA crew. Here’s the detailed info, straight from the Facebook event page:
“Cosmic Angel (The Illuminati Prince/ss)” is my way of welcoming the world into my reality, the weirdos, the freaks, alternative black American culture.”
GET TICKETS: http://www.showclix.com/event/MykkiBlanco
|| MYKKI BLANCO ||
New York based self-described “Acid Punk Rapper” Mykki Blanco raps national nightlife anthems. Riot Grrl, Rave culture, Hip hop culture, Trip Hop — these are the elements of what his/her debut release “Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss” are made of and Blanco swerves with ease in and out of each genre with his/her artful lyricism, aggressive delivery, and the showmanship that has made him/her a stand out entertainer.
Be on the lookout for Mykki’s forthcoming EP “Betty Rubble: The Initiation”, out in March, feat. production from San Francisco beat-damager Matrixxman.
opening performances by
STACIAN [Moniker Records: Milwaukee, WI]
GEL SET [Lillerne Tapes: Chicago, IL]
SHISA (Amdiscs, Postlife)
EDGAR UM (Pgh Bro Club, Honcho, VIA)
LAUREN G (VIA)
visuals: KEVIN RAMSER
co-presented w WPTS 92.1, University of Pittsburgh
Tune in for good radio + TICKET GIVEAWAYS to this show
STACIAN has just released a debut full-length “Songs For Cadets” on October 23, 2012, also on Moniker Records.”
“STACIAN from Milwaukee, phasing through different stages of synthesis, amidst gear changes/ originally playing a Casio CA-100 run through a guitar processor, played along with an aps mini-rhythm, and a brief appearance of a Korg Poly 800, all of which are now debunked, STACIAN upgraded in 2010 to a Roland Jupiter 6 and TR606 drumatix to create more vibrant synthpop sounds while maintaining a classic, minimal approach. Recent aquisitions as of spring 2012: Moogerfooger analog ring modulator, Korg Monotribe, Electribe ER-1. After 2 cassette releases in 2010, one a split with Beyond (one half of Chicago’s Deep Earth), other with Chicago’s Unmanned Ship, STACIAN released a solo 7″ on the Moniker label out of Chicago. Both cassette releases are sold out. The 7” can be purchased at www.moniker-records.com , Permanent Records, and other fine internet establishments.
GEL SET bio
“…Laura Callier layers dark synth melodies and gritty and tinny beats to create moody, hushed tracks as Gel Set. Tonight, Callier celebrates the release of her cassette Microsoftcore XXXCell (Lillerne Tapes), a six-track collection that’s sinister, sensual, and even sometimes fun—unsurprisingly, the EP’s best moments happen when Callier elicits those three feelings in a single song. On “All of the Pleasure” she takes sparse percussion samples—hand claps, fast and light motorik beats—resounding and gloomy synths, and whispered multitracked vocals and turns it into in a hypnotic pattern that becomes more intoxicating as she subtly toys with the song’s levels. Occasionally she’ll remove the synths and layered vocals from the track altogether, leaving a cold, barren, heartbeatlike rhythm. Later she’ll gradually add foggy “oohs” and “ahs” and sterile synth notes back into the stripped-down soundscape. It’s the dynamic with which she manipulates the mix that makes Callier’s output so haunting. Microsoftcore XXXCell sounds like a lone candle struggling to light a basement covered in metal; the pleasures come not in the center of the tiny fire but on the edge of the flame as it fights against the steely cold and barren darkness that closes in around it.” —Leor Galil of Chicago Reader
$8 adv | $10 door, 18+
6119 Penn Ave, East Liberty PGH 15206