Pontus, Spock Paper Scissors, Kenny Jericho, The Degenerates

Pontus

Spock Paper Scissors

Kenny Jericho

The Degenerates

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

Pontus - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Pontus
PHWG is a six-piece band (guitar, cello, violin, bass, drums, tabla and electronics) performing music composed by Pontus H.W. Gunve. The electric guitar is at the heart of Gunve’s mostly instrumental music, and he craftily combines elements of progressive rock, electronic and Western/Indian classical music. He experiments with the guitar, and often you will hear these experimentations in his pieces; bending the notes on the guitar to play like a sitar, as he does in his piece titled ‘Bengal’. Gunve intends his live shows to be a complete experience for the senses: highly energetic live music and tranquil abstract imagery woven together to scintillate the spectator’s imagination. Each musical composition has its creative place: it could be the streets of Calcutta, the financial district in Jersey City or the pristine forests in Sweden. The videos, also created by Gunve, are an important accompaniment to the music; a sort of conduit for the musical journey he’s prepared for his audience.

Watching Jean Michel Jarre’s Live in Houston show on Swedish television was a defining moment for Pontus. He continues to be inspired by the extravagant electronic music show and aspires to recreate a similar live musical experience, but on a much smaller scale. Gunve has been fine-tuning this idea for his show since the release of his first solo album, Great Wall of Sound. At first, the concept was very simple –a one-man orchestra. Gunve on guitar (and sometimes keyboard) would perform to backing tracks of his music that were synched with videos. The show (called Great Wall of Music) was performed at several venues, including bar/lounges in New York City and Jersey City and at a performance festival in Sweden (2007).

With his second album – Movements – Pontus has brought together an eclectic group of very talented musicians to perform the pieces, bringing to life his own concept of an ultimate musical experience.
Spock Paper Scissors - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Spock Paper Scissors
Kenny Jericho - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Kenny Jericho
Kenny Jericho is a country/blues singer/guitarist; a master of the shit kick and purveyor of the funk stomp. His musical numbers such as “Fuck Everyday” and “Keep Your Shit Tight” have been known to bring large men to baby tears and turn fat girls skinny. He is currently recording his first CD for mass consumption and electronic distribution in the dingy-whiskey soaked basement of a trust fund debutante. Gigging here and there in and around NYC, his ass can be seen the first Sunday of every month at Bar 82 in the east village as the cohost/house one-man grand band of the Piece of Sunday Variety Show. He lives in NYC with his badass dog (Dixie Chicken).
The Degenerates - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Degenerates
Steve Williams (also of Peculiar Gentlemen) and Dan DeLorenzo are on a mission to provide you with the sonic equivalent of a Budweiser Bottle and a shot of Powers. Its boogie music and you can stumble to it.