Elephant Wrecking Ball + Deaf Scene

Brooklyn Bowl Jam Jar

Elephant Wrecking Ball + Deaf Scene

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Elephant Wrecking Ball
Elephant Wrecking Ball
An amalgamation of heavy grooves, ambient dub and otherworldly sounds, Elephant Wrecking Ball transports listeners into familiar yet uncharted musical territories. A tight and disciplined drum and bass combo provide a ground shaking foundation on which an effect-laden trombone applies layers of ethereal mayhem, spinning audiences into a state of submission and head-nodding satisfaction. The word “unique” understates what awaits when you float into the aggressively nurturing, deliberately comic soundscape created by this Boston-born trio.

Elephant Wrecking Ball is the brainchild of Scott Flynn (Pretty Lights, John Brown’s Body) and his desire to make a monophonic, trombone-driven trio sound as big and dynamic as any other power trio. With powerhouse drum and bass duo Dan Africano (John Brown’s Body) and Neal “Fro” Evans (Dopapod, R.A.Q.), Flynn found the perfect fit. A wide variety of influences, ranging from heavy metal, punk rock, avant garde jazz and dub reggae, were melded into the innovative sound that took shape over three years, during breaks in their primary projects’ busy touring schedules. The trio‘s third recording and first full-length studio release, Barren Serenade, came out on Ropeadope Records in the Summer of 2014. A grounded sense of discipline and integrity, coupled with exuberant and joyful exploration, experimentation, passion and expression permeates both the recordings and the live performances.
Deaf Scene
When progressive instrumentalists Deaf Scene decided it was time to start recording their second full-length album, they found the songs they’d been writing shared some emotional states and narrative threads - exploration, consciousness, enlightenment through conflict, at times gritty and others ethereal. At Wrightway Studios in Baltimore, the band tracked all of their instruments over a span of only four days, intent on capturing the raw emotional energy and inspiration they had felt during the writing process. These recording sessions culminated in Chimera, a collection of progressive and psychedelic instrumental songs that stray away from over-indulgence and virtuosity in favor of melody, harmony, and ambience. Chimera feelslike the natural succession for Deaf Scene’s music; not sterilized by over-production, true to their abilities and inspirations, and collaboratively written from top to bottom.

Prior to recording Chimera, Deaf Scene spent two years independently booking and promoting tours around the eastern USA alongside national touring bands such as Tauk, Chon, Papadosio, Consider the Source, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Dopapod, and many more. The band has had several notable festival appearances, including

Artscape 2016 (Americas largest free arts and music festival), and late-night sets at Rootwire Music & Arts Festival, Meeting of the Minds Festival, and Domefest. Deaf Scene’s self-released 2013 LP, Three-Pound Universe, has garnered 4 and 5 star reviews on the Prog Archive among other publications, and has been purchased by fans on five different continents. Whether its introspective listeners spinning vinyl at home or avid festival goers reveling in the band’s onstage synergy, the appeal of Deaf Scene’s music continues to grow and expand.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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