Animal City / King Cheetah / David Dove
Thursday August 3
Doors at 9
Animal City (Sophomore Lounge/All your friends from Chicago)
«Animal City is like your cool older cousins from Chicago who you wish you could hang out with more [...] the most fascinating lyricists I’ve heard, and I can’t understand why they aren’t the biggest band in the Midwest. They never stop creating, be it music, or videos, or zines, or strange art projects you can’t exactly categorize, and I truly envy their endless pursuit of craft.» — Milk Flud, MakingNewEnemies Blog
New psych-prog project featuring Drew English (Natives, Invaders), Lacey Guthrie (Twin Limb, Pleasure Boys), William Carpenter (Anwar Sadat) and McKinley Moore (Pleasure Boys, Natives)
David Dove (Nameless Sound)
Dove’s early musical background ranged from studies in jazz and symphonic music, to punk rock bands. As a creative artist, free improvisation has been his primary (but not exclusive) approach to performance and collaboration. In addition to collaborations with other musicians, Dove has made music for film, dance, theater, poetry and visual/installation work. He has focused on acoustic playing for most of his career, developing a style that draws influence from jazz, 20th century composed music, the electric guitar, electronic music and European improvisation. He’s inspired by a wide range of influences from outside of his form, including hardcore punk rock, painting/visual arts, modern/contemporary dance, and Houston mixtape visionary DJ Screw. The influence of DJ Screw was the catalyst for more recent developments in Dove’s music. In an attempt assimilate the effect Screw’s extremely slow and low mixes (as a real time, improvisational music), Dove extends the trombone with the use of guitar pedals, pitch shifters, and (most importantly) sub-woofers.