Pegasus Warning: WOOF TICKET EP: Release Party

Pegasus Warning: WOOF TICKET EP: Release Party

Gordon Voidwell, TECLA, Special Guest

Tue, February 5, 2013

8:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Pegasus Warning
Pegasus Warning
At this point you probably have a lot of questions. This man, this band… this PEGASUS WARNING. What is it? Who is it? It’s a vibration you’ve never heard, an energy never felt, a sonorous phantasmagoria never experienced. Whatever your inquiries or feelings may be, the answer is this: PEGASUS WARNING is everything you think it is and more.

PEGASUS WARNING (a.k.a. Guillermo E. Brown) sought an education in the other-worldly at an early age. Raised in New York, he was born to a Panamanian priest-wizard and an American ethnomusicologist-healer. He began his sonic deviations at the age of 5, and was soon led into the world of sound by his grandfather, a percussionist-electrician. He tried to remedy the disparate elements clinging the walls of his mind. He immersed himself with teachers, vagabonds, and visionaries; appearing, recording, producing, playing, and/or writing with a wide range of artists including: Anti-Pop Consortium, The Beat Kids, Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, CANT, Das Racist, Dj Logic, DJ Spooky, El P, Cochemea Gastelum, Vijay Iyer, Jahcoozi, King Britt, Mike Ladd, George Lewis, Jamie Lidell, Arto Lindsay, Spoek Mathambo, Mocky, William Parker, Lucky Paul, Vernon Reid, Matthew Shipp, Spring Heel Jack, TECLA, The Temper Trap, Theifs, Tortoise, Twin Shadow, Gordon Voidwell, the late David S. Ware, and Saul Williams.

Then, at the dawn of a new decade, there was a luminous explosion of consonances. Mysterious as silence overcome by the rapture of the Muses, he began composing a strange new mix of lyricism and soulful splendor. In 2010, it crystallized, and after touring the world, Jamie Lidell, co-produced a slew of tracks that would be the first terrestrial signs of what is now known as PEGASUS WARNING. The PEGASUS hoof struck solid ground, thunder bellowed, ideas and artistic forces collided creating a supernova of sound.

PEGASUS WARNING incorporates acoustic and electronic instrumentation, 8 bit noise, pounding hooves, beating wings, soulful melodies, and human-machine driven rhythms. Influenced by sovereigns of contemporary music like Sun Ra, Grace Jones, and Bad Brains, PEGASUS WARNING has been described by vocalist/producer Mike Ladd as “The System 2.0”. Filmmaker Harmony Korine deemed him, “a male Chaka Khan.”

2012 will see the release of PEGASUS WARNING’s WOOF TICKET EP (Plug Research) with coinciding videos by artist-visionaires like Wangechi Mutu, and remixes by sound-makers like Spoek Mathambo and Gordon Voidwell. The full length LP will debut 2013.

At this point you probably still have a lot of questions. This man, this band… this PEGASUS WARNING. What is it? Who is it?
The answer is simple:
Follow your impulses
Demand your dreams
Come down from the mountain
begin again
be a thunderous cloud
and heed your calling…
Gordon Voidwell
Gordon Voidwell
William Gordon Johnson (1983 – ), well known by his pen name Gordon Voidwell, is a Bronx-born singer, songwriter, musician and fashion writer. He is noted for his mixtape Voided Checks (2009), which has been called "electro-fantastic…hip-hop-esque [and] yacht-rockin." Voidwell's keen wit, incisive satire and undeniable danceability has earned him praise from critics and peers alike. A friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty, Gordon is extensively grooved to, fucked to and listened to on the train. Inspired by Talking Heads, The Rah Band and Marz, Voidwell's new single Ivy League Circus teems with recession-era energy for those who are bullish on beats and bearish on modesty. He is NOT from Brooklyn.
“We Are The Lucky Ones" explores the past, present, and future of music and culture. Reflecting on my past, I realize that I, in fact, am extremely lucky to have been born into a time where a biracial woman can explore her creativity and gain respect without having to sell herself short. Following in the footsteps of Josephine Baker – it is rare but it has happened in this album for me, a modern day Tragic Mulatto. I am attempting to abolish the notion of genre by exploring various sounds within this album. A woman should not be limited to simply one talent, I write, compose, produce, and sing on every song on the album."
-TECLA on her new album “We Are The Lucky Ones”

NYC sonic renegade TECLA released her second full-length studio album, We Are The Lucky Ones, on March 19th via Mayimba Music. We Are The Lucky Ones is a kaleidoscopic album that evinces the spectrum of Tecla’s life and musical journey from a child piano prodigy to years singing, rapping, djing, and producing in New York’s underground. We Are The Lucky Ones’ was entirely written by Tecla. The album’s genre-defying sound infuses Tecla’s uncompromising songwriting and rap lyricism with tropical, Caribbean, pop and funk elements.

TECLA is a first-generation New York City (Hell’s kitchen) native-born of Italian and Haitian immigrants. She has gone from being a classically trained child pianist prodigy to versatile performer in hip-hop, reggae, punk-rock, electronic, & funk bands. She has toured throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe, and Asia with Chrisette Michele, Das Racist, Gordon Voidwell, Chairlift, and more.

Exploring her talents on a variety of synth keyboards she discovered and developed her own modern musical sound. TECLA is understood and known for her genre-mixing melodic compositions, danceable afro/funk/caribbean/tropical/pop production style, and boundary-breaking songwriting and rap lyricism. TECLA has been described as “the new freak Lauryn Hill”, “SWV on acid”, “the Rocktronica Black Cinderella”, “Ritchie Valens meets Pagliacci”.

It is hard to think of anything that TECLA cannot do as a pianist, composer,producer, DJ, singer, and rapper. As the most un-apologetically complicated gender-boundary-breaking female in the pop music circle today, TECLA will only continue to rise to a place where no one has gone before. Stay tuned.
Special Guest
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211