Ahleuchatistas + Nashoba + Bats From Pogo

Wednesday September 11 8pm. donations for visiting artists

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Ahleuchatistas: [Asheville NC]
Shane Perlowin – guitar
Ryan Oslance – drums
Sounds here.
Videos here, here and here.
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Nashoba: [Framingham MA]
Evan Kelley – guitar, bass, looping
Nick Lawler. – drums
Nashoba: [Framingham MA]
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Bats From Pogo: [Salem, Lowell MA]
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Walter Wright – electronics, drums
with
Jess Schumann – juggling

North Carolina instrumental rock duo Ahleuchatistas belong to the beyond-category sector of such iconic, genre-flouting combos as John Zorn’s Naked City, Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band, Swans, Tortoise, and Sun City Girls.

After pushing the limits of musical expression to its far flung edges for over 5 years, touring the world with gusto, harnessing the forces of nature, and honing the telepathy between artist and audience, guitarist Shane Perlowin and drummer Ryan Oslance make a US tour, which includes an appearance at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC on September 7th. Ahleuchatistas has received critical acclaim for their 2012 album “Heads Full of Poison”, released jointly by international avant garde institution Cuneiform Records, and Asheville’s Harvest Recordings. This tour comes in the wake of their celebrated performance at MoogFest 2012 and their February 2013 North American tour opening up for indie act Buke and Gase, which exposed the band to a much broader audience. Ahleuchatistas has also released two albums on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records.

“…knotty, instrumental rock that blends punk, prog, jazz, non-Western music and improv into something exhilarating and even awe-inspiring.” – The Wire

“It’s pretty stunning stuff, at times sounding like a West African take on Orthrelm and at other times like nothing you’ve ever heard in your life.” – Burning Ambulance

“Music doesn’t get much closer to the edge than this.” – Alternative Press

“…remarkably tight, with the ability to turn complicated and seemingly unrelated phrases on a dime.” – NPR

“Formerly a trio the band…has pared down to a duo….The new sound…has…a much greater emphasis on ragged, high-tempo garage prog brutality and spine-chilling soundscapes.” – DownBeat

“…they lurch swiftly from speed metal to thrash punk to a kind of heat-stroke minimalism. There’s noise and fire in their playing, but most of these tunes are also studded with signposts, demanding close attention and clear execution. …” – NY Times

Produced by Walter.

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