Elephant Wrecking Ball with Deaf Scene in State College, PA, Verenigde Staten, zaterdag, 26. augustus 2017

Elephant Wrecking Ball
with Deaf Scene
Saturday, August 26th I 9:30pm
Zeno's Pub - 100 W. College Ave 16801

$5 / 21+


>>>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 ****.

Elephant Wrecking Ball is the brainchild of Scott Flynn (Pretty Lights, John Brown’s Body) and his desire to make a monophonic, trombone-driven **** sound as big and dynamic as any other power ****. 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 ****‘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
Baltimore's own Deaf Scene is quickly becoming recognized as a standout band on a regional and national level, bringing a powerful blend of Post-Rock, Grunge, Progressive Metal, and Jazz-Fusion to their songs and live shows. This ever-evolving instrumental power-**** has consciously embraced walking a musical road-less-traveled since their inception in 2010. Along the way they have cultivated a dedicated following with their sonically-expansive live performances and their solid studio work. Straddling a gray area between the progressive cacophonies of Tool, ethereal soundscapes of Explosions in the Sky, and the sludgy twinge of Primus, Deaf Scene has forged a sound that is uniquely their own. Dave Fullerton’s effects-laden guitar melodies cascade over thick layers of looped sounds, while Eric Courtney’s intricate bass runs and Brett Schatz’s precise whirlwind of drumming give structure and groove to the chaos. What they're able to accomplish on stage, as a three-piece band with no vocals, often surprises listeners who have never seen Deaf Scene in concert. The band works together beautifully through seamless sets of original songs, intersected by ambient samples and drones, generating “a sound that you would never imagine could come from three dudes” (89.7 WTMD).


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