Grandpa Jack, Impuritan, Bright Brown, Swerling

Grandpa Jack

Impuritan

Bright Brown

Swerling

Tue · August 14, 2018

7:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Grandpa Jack
Grandpa Jack
Grandpa Jack is a Brooklyn based power trio, that's no stranger to heavy riffs and otherworldly soundscapes that defy time and tempo. With primal grooves, fuzzed out guitars and a thundering low end, Grandpa Jack is a heavy handed take on psychedelic rock that explores the darker reaches of the mind and soul.
Impuritan
Impuritan
"Impuritan is an experimental rock collective from San Francisco. It consists of Alex Eliopoulos (guitar/bass/keys/vocals), David Molina (guitar/bass/keys/electronics/vocals), and Pepe Abad (drums/percussion). Formed by Alex as a solo recording project, the lineup soon bloomed into a core trio plus collaborators. Current members are Bay Area residents with diverse cultural backgrounds from Greece, El Salvador, and Peru respectively.

Impuritan combines live instrumentation, loops, and samples to create lush walls of sound as a duo, trio, or more. Since 2011, Impuritan has performed consistently at music venues, art galleries, and festivals – often with projections & visuals. They regularly tour the US East & West coasts, and toured Europe in fall 2017.

Impuritan has released four albums on Distant Spore Records (their own label). Their music has received consistent airplay on KALX, KZSU, KFJC, KXLU, and positive reviews from The Bay Bridged, Pow Magazine, KQED, and globally.

On their most recent album Altered Statues, Impuritan captures the quintessence of experimental rock by blending a wide foundation of post-rock with hybrid affection for psychedelic, noise-driven, and ambient sonics. The brief yet dense EP embraces an expansive range in 15 minutes – a burst of mind-bending feeling and a call to freedom through sound amidst a jaded modern age.

Impuritan is a sonic embodiment of life, death, love, hate, space, time, evolution and extinction. An abstract dream or visceral nightmare. In stereo. Wellspring eternal."
Bright Brown
Bright Brown
"Bright Brown is sonic cinema, the visually poetic songwriting of Brooklyn based singer and Stick player, Alex Nahas, accompanied by the texturally visceral grooves of drummer, Nick Smeraski. Bittersweet layers and textures abound, and beautifully crafted songs exist at the core. Alex's verse boldly chooses to sit “between the meager and the mundane” elevating the everyday. He generates a broad sonic palette on the rarely seen, Chapman Stick conjuring up a filmic landscape.

Originally hailing from San Francisco where he formed the critically acclaimed art rock ensemble, Laughingstock, Alex has collaborated in the studio and on stage with John Vanderslice, Zoe Keating, DJ Shadow, Mates of State, and Jill Tracy amongst other artful denizens of the SF music scene. He's also shared the stage with the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Richard Buckner, Spoon, Frank Black, and Robin Guthrie of The Cocteau Twins."
Swerling
Swerling
Bryan Swerling hails from Columbia, South Carolina. His family, originally from New York City, emigrated South during the turbulent Civil Rights era of the late 1950s. It was in this deep southern atmosphere where Swerling was exposed to a confluence of musical genres such as rock, country, R&B, jazz, folk, and funk. From an early age, Swerling studied and played music, while simultaneously studying writing and literature. As he grew older, Swerling began to craft poetry, lyrics, and stories about the seemingly polite, but in reality, dark and complex world where he grew up. Inspired by his musical heroes Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, Swerling aims to write lyrics that tell authentic meaningful stories interwoven with rocking melodies.

On keys is Scott Chasolen, former member of the legendary improvisational band ULU and a current member of the legendary world touring Pink Floyd tribute band, The Machine. As a 25 year vet of the music business, Scott has shared the stage with John Scofield, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soulive, Mickey Hart, and De La Soul.

On guitar is another member of The Machine, the multi-talented Ryan Ball. Not only does Ryan play with Swerling and The Machine, but he also runs his own music studio. Ryan has worked and played with Marc Ford (The Black Crowes), Matt Abts (Gov’t Mule), and Johnny Neel (The Allman Brothers Band).

Also on guitar is Canadian born, Rob Ritchie who has worked alongside such talents as Dolores O'Riorden (The Cranberries), Zack Williams (The Lone Bellow), and Andy Rourke (The Smiths).

On bass is Stu "Big Thud" Mahan, who tours with The Eric Krasno Band and has shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warren Haynes and the North Mississippi All-Stars.

Last but not least is drummer Randy Schrager. Randy was the touring and recording drummer for The Scissor Sisters before the group split up. With Scissor Sisters, Randy played festivals such as Glastonbury for 175,000 people and toured the world as the opening act for Lady Gaga. Along with Swerling, Randy also plays with Jesse Malin. Randy has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Joan Jett, and Billy Joe Armstrong, to name a few.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/