Weekend

Weekend

Woodsman, Eraas

Tue, September 25, 2012

8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Weekend
Weekend
Within a grainy film-still between a summer sunset and the end of times lies the post-punk squall of Weekend. Weekend filter the aggression, tempo and sneer of punk through a wall of reverb, haunting melody, feedback and primitive garage guitar. Formed in San Francisco in late 2009 by three childhood friends, the band have quickly developed a totally distinctive take on the history of post-punk noise rock. Some touchstones along the way include the chaotic psychedelic noise of groups like Skullflower and Terminal Cheesecake, the bad vibes power-drone of "Feed Me With Your Kiss"-era MBV and No Age, and the scything racket of post-No Wave noise bands DUSTdevils and Sonic Youth.

Where many bands who share similar influences are content to bludgeon the listener with noise, Weekend pay special attention to texture and atmosphere, and leaven even the most riotous moments with unexpected shards of melody. Weekend have instinctively staked out a unique sonic territory where feedback guitars, crunching riffs and pounding rhythms are harnessed in the service of, rather than in opposition to, their haunting tunes. Says singer Shaun Durkan: "Our goal has always been to balance the abrasive qualities of punk and noise with something more introspective and vulnerable. Creating that simultaneous push and pull. Like the beauty of an oil fire."

They're rapidly developing a reputation for their stunning live shows, and gigs with bands like Japandroids, A Place To Bury Strangers, Little Girls and SF compatriots Young Prisms are drawing crowds of ever-increasing size and devotion. So far they have two ecstatically-received and now sold-out releases: a fantastic 10" single on Mexican Summer and a split single with Young Prisms on the excellent UK label Transparent. Their debut double-LP "Sports" will be released November 9, 2010 on Slumberland Records.
Woodsman
Woodsman
Over the past couple years Woodsman has been on a vision quest of sorts. Relentlessly touring and honing a sound born in basements and warehouses sprouting from amps and speakers like lichens on the forest floor. Grounded in experimentation and inspired by the films of Stan Brakhage the band seeks to create visceral tunes born from their environment. When you're living in a city under mountains you can feel that rhythm seeping in. The bands two drummers focus the idea leaving room for the effected sounds the bands two guitar players conjure. Constantly moving, shifting their collective consciousness toward something mutual. Satisfaction is never guaranteed only suggested and with five releases to date Woodsman leaves it up to you.
Eraas
Eraas
ERAAS was formed in 2011 by members of APSE (ATP Recordings). ERAAS explores darker themes, much like early APSE, influenced by tribal, ambient and krautrock music.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.cameony.com