White Mystery

White Mystery

Dead Stars, Samantha, Nick Gazin (DJ Set)

Wed, March 27, 2013

10:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

White Mystery
White Mystery
White Mystery rocks a Top Ten Album, ELLE Magazine Brazil feature, Daytrotter session, POWERGLOVE music video, and Sound Opinions episode distributed by American Public Media.
Miss Alex White and Francis White are two siblings born and raised in the city of Chicago that play original, garage punk shows around the world.
Chicago Tribune music editor and Sound Opinions host Greg Kot writes,
"The real attraction is White Mystery, the new duo forged by Miss Alex White, best known as the guitar-wielding blowtorch in her long-running gig with [Miss Alex White and] the Red Orchestra. With drummer Francis White, she reduces her love of soul-fired garage rock to its butt-kicking essence."
Dead Stars
Dead Stars
Dead Stars was formed in 2009 by Jeff Moore (guitar, vocals), his cousin Jaye Moore (drums) and John Watterberg (bass). This Brooklyn, NY three piece came together to create their own brand of indie pop, with fuzzed out guitars, hook laden riffs and melodic sensibilities. During the first few years the band self released three EP’s before gaining the attention of local label Uninhabitable Mansions, who released 2013's five song 'High Gain’ EP. Building on the positive response of the record, Dead Stars went back into the studio to record their first full length ‘Slumber’. After hearing the album, the band was signed by Old Flame Records who will be releasing the record in June of 2014.
Mike Borchardt: guitar and vocals
Alex Hoffman: bass and backing vocals
Gabe Savitz: drums

Chicago, early 2010, Samantha came out swinging, determined to make their place in rock n' roll. After exploring basic punk rock elements, they began to establish a sound all their own. Abrasive melodies coupled with driving beats fuel the band's latest material. Gabe Savitz and Alex Hoffman provide a solid rhythmic backbone for Mike Borchardt’s thrashing guitar hooks. In broad strokes, they could be compared to Wire, Jawbreaker, or the Clash.
2010's “Play Nice” EP, served as a quickly recorded musical snapshot that allowed the band to cut its teeth. But after extensively playing the Chicago scene, In 2011, the band decided it was time to take things up a notch. They locked themselves in the studio to record their full length, “Threat Level Pink,” released a video for their much hyped “Thieves,” and hit the road to promote the album.
The momentum of 2011 and 2012 found the band tirelessly playing, including stretches at both years' SXSW festival in Austin, TX, a national radio campaign which resulted in steady airplay on over 200 radio stations across the country (and Canada), the signing several TV licensing contracts with major networks (MTV, VH1, E!, Oxygen, and Fox to name a few). Last Fall culminated in the realese of their split-EP "Pussyfight" and the decison to take root in Brooklyn, NY, where they have begun to start making a name for themselves in NYC! They have recently begun working on their next album due for release in Fall of 2013, which promises to stay true to that honesty and rawness, but strives to further walk that thin line between the darkest frustration and white-hot elation.
Samantha's song-scapes give voice to every kid who wants to pick up a guitar and say something. That attitude sweats from every beat, from every chord, from every pore. They have been called Post-Punk, they have been called called Thrash-Pop… whatever, you call it, Samantha reminds us that rock n’ roll never forgets!
Nick Gazin (DJ Set)
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211