Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nite Jewel, CAVE, Fake Babies

Thursday, August 12 2010 Manic Productions Presents

Cafe Nine
250 State Street
New Haven CT

$8 - 9:00PM - 21+


Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records

California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her own home in Los Angeles. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines, and other instruments that were available to her, she very quickly developed her own unique sound and began performing live in the L.A. area under the moniker Nite Jewel.

Later teaming up with Cole M. Greif-Neill (formerly of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti) and Corey Lee Granet, the Nite Jewel act became a three piece band, touring alongside the likes of Deerhunter, Massive Attack, Little Dragon, and DaM-FunK. The Nite Jewel sound has been likened to that of a warped, lo-fi version of Late-80's Freestyle Electro sensation Debbie Deb and has also found appeal among not just the 'indie rock' & 'experimental' crowd but also among avid listeners of hip hop, funk, disco, & soul. While very fond of these aforementioned genres and artists, Nite Jewel gathers much of her inspiration from the likes of L.A. Free Music Society's experimentalist Tom Recchion, obscure UK new age electro-acoustic duo Woo, and the sublime ambient electronic music of groups like Germany's Cluster and Italy's Sensations Fix. Nite Jewel never hesitates, however, to cite 90's R&B pop groups such as TLC & SWV as influences who left an indelible mark on her music sensibilities as a teenager.

In 2009, Nite Jewel self-released her debut album Good Evening, recorded with the assistance of longtime collaborator Cole M. Greif-Neill. Good Evening was met with critical acclaim and was taste-making record store Other Music's fourth top-seller of 2009. In summer of 2010, Nite Jewel received critical acclaim for a remix of Caribou's "Odessa" and another of "Die Slow" by nu-grunge band HEALTH. In August 2010, Nite Jewel will independently release a six song EP titled Am I Real?, in collaboration with Cole M. Greif-Neill (formerly of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti). Title track "Am I Real?" features a collaboration with Daniel and Andrew Aged from Teen Inc. Nite Jewel is also currently collaborating with DaM-FunK, among others, and working on her second album set for release in the winter of 2011.

CAVE formed in 2005 mainly playing improvised sets in the Columbia, MO area with as many players as 10 at one time. Recording took place while living in a communal farmhouse for the Hunt Like Devil and JAMZ EP's. Making the move to Chicago a core group was set and new ideas turned into shared visions. Since then, CAVE has recorded several EP's, singles and an LP. Reviewers have compared CAVE to Krautrock, UK Post Punk, Psychedelic Rock and Experimental at times. CAVE is releasing the PURE MOODS 12" EP on Drag City on May 18th and is touring all year long. Drag City

Fake Babies:
"With woozy synths, processed drum machines and even-more-processed vocals, beats alternately insistently pulsing and jagged, Fake Babies sound weird, arty, chemical and spacey, but also melodically inviting and often downright danceable." - Brian LaRue "New Haven Advocate". Recently they were voted best band Connecticut and are currently fourth in the 50 best new bands in the US by the Boston Phoenix.

Nite Jewel tour:

07/29 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *
08/09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge #
08/10 Wilkes-Barre, PA Cafe Metropolis $
08/11 Allston, MA Great Scott %
08/12 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine &
08/13 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
08/14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands $

* = w/ Memoryhouse, Baths, Kisses
# = w/ Violens, Prince Rama
$ = w/ The Samps
% = w/ Glasser
& = w/ CAVE

Huge CAVE tour:

Aug 11 Temple Boston, Massachuse
Aug 12 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticu, US
Aug 14 Cakeshop New York, New York
Aug 15 ISSUE PROJECT ROOM Brooklyn, New York , US
Aug 16 the BANK Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 17 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Aug 18 Gooskis Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan, US
Aug 19 Cafe Bourbon St. Columbus, Ohio
Aug 20 Russian Recording Bloomington, Indiana , US
Aug 21 Alvin's Detroit, Michigan
Oct 1 Mojos Columbia, Missouri
Oct 2 Cropped Out Festival Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 7 El Perro Club Madrid, ., SPAIN
Oct 8 ZDB Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Oct 9 CAEP Portalegre, PORTUGAL
Oct 10 Monkey Week Cadiz, SPAIN
Oct 13 L'Assomoir St. Etienne, FRANCE
Oct 17 Water Moulin Tournai, BELGIUM
Oct 18 Luminaire London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 21 Empire Music Hall Belfast, IRELAND
Oct 22 Star and Shadow Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 23 Supersonic Festival Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 25 Scheld Apen Antwerpen, BELGIUM
Oct 26 Astra Stube Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct 27 Lades Copenhaguen, DENMARK
Oct 28 TBA Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Oct 30 tba Stockholm, SWEDEN
Nov 1 Bang Bang Club Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 2 Ost Pol Dresden, GERMANY
Nov 4 TBC Vienna, AUSTRIA
Nov 5 Kino Ebensee Ebensee, AUSTRIA
Nov 6 Rocking Chair Vevey, SWITZERLAND
Nov 7 Le Kab Geneve, SWITZERLAND
Nov 10 Sinistro Club Roma, ., ITALY
Nov 11 La Claque Genoa, ., ITALY
Nov 12 L'embobineuse Marseille, FRANCE
Nov 13 La 2 de Apolo Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 18 CAVE (Drag City/USA) @ El Cau Tarragona, Cataluña, SPAIN
Nov 24 the Arches Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 28 Le Guess Who Festival Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Dec 6 ATP In Between Days at Crazy Horse Minehead, UNITED KINGDOM

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