Friday, December 10, 2010

Bear Hands, Tony Castles, Slam Donahue

Thursday, December 16, 2010 Manic Productions presents

Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)
300 York Street
New Haven, CT

8:00pm - All Ages - $10 ($8 advance)

Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll.

bios from Manic's site
Bear Hands:
"Golden EPs tight four song set is a pitch-perfect pairing of post-punk and indie rock. The energetic guitars crunch with a touch of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists edge (particularly in upbeat opener "Long Lean Queen"), and Raus piercing vocals call up comparisons to another idiosyncratic ironist: Modest Mouses Isaac Brock. But far from being rote, Bear Hands adds complexity and rounds out the more straightforward rock with some melancholy minor chord unease...riveting, devil-may-care rock." (artist of the day)

Tony Castles:
Paul Sicilian and Gabriel Wurzel first crossed paths as freshmen at a central Connecticut high school. The two soon began playing together in punk bands, squeezing some excitement out of the endless Tuesday that is CT. The pair went to Skidmore College, where they continued to write music. There they were introduced to fellow student and musician Willie Miesmer. Within two years of graduating all three moved to Brooklyn, NY where they reconnected and began playing together, often swapping instruments and experimenting with loop pedals and samplers. The chemistry was instant. They continue to deconstruct and reinvent their sound while maintaining a mutual love for melody and space. Their debut five song EP “No Service”, recorded by Jake Aron (Jamie Lidell, Yeasayer, Chairlift) and mixed at the Rare Book Room by Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter) is forthcoming later this summer.

Slam Donahue: Indie/dance duo from CT. For fans of MGMT, Of Montreal, The Antlers, etc.

Triple video dosage of this duo!:

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