Monday, September 20, 2010

Uz Jsme Doma, Kimono Draggin', Shawn Persinger is Prester John @ Daniel Street, Sept. 23rd

On Thursday, September 23rd Milford's Daniel Street will play host to a trio of highly creative bands: Uz Jsme Doma, Kimono Draggin' and Shawn Persinger is Prester John.

Formed in 1985 in what is now the Czech Republic, Uz Jsme Doma is named after a Czech expression that loosely translates into "now we're at home" (meaning "now I get it"). Stamped "antisocial" by the Communist government of the time, the group spent its first years playing illegal concerts, going through numerous changes in their lineup, and writing an impressive repertoire of avant-punk songs influenced by Pere Ubu, the Residents, the Sex Pistols, and the Rock-in-Opposition movement. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Uz Jsme Doma was one of the first groups to establish an alternative rock sound for the new republic. Along with Plastic People of the Universe, Uz Jsme Doma frequently toured the U.S., establishing a dedicated cult following along the way. Uz Jsme Doma are punk in spirit, activists at heart, and strongly avant-garde in their dissonances, complex songs, and humor.

Opening for Uz Jsme Doma are locals Kimono Draggin' and Shawn Persinger is Prester John, two bands who share the headliner's notoriety for complex arrangements and punk-inspired energy. Kimono Draggin' in particular aligns itself well with Uz Jsme Doma both for the seemingly endless twist and turns of their arrangements and for their tenacious live energy. Shawn Persinger is Prester John also shares a kindred musical spirit to the headliner although usually on a more stripped down level instrumentation wise. Overall this billing brings together three different artists whose musical creativity and pure love of form is evident in their music through and through.

For anyone interested in great guitar work, interesting arrangements and near punk energy, do not miss this show!

If When You Go:

Manic Productions presents

Uz Jsme Doma
Kimono Draggin'
Shawn Persinger is Prester John

@ Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street
Milford, CT. 06460

8pm / 21+ / $8 adv./$10 door
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