***WEDS JULY 23RD @ WKM*** Spazz Presents - Kippi's (Italy), Form and Mess, Transmontane - 8PM
KIPPI’S (meaning “cheers” in Finnish) are three guys from Italy who believe in simple things. Daniel, guitarist/vocalist, is a Chinese teacher. Drummer Roberto owns a funeral home, and the bassist, Andrea, is a gravedigger. Kippi's play a fascinating combination of motorik post-punk rhythms and psychedelic influences. Their press release says they sound like Slint and Unwound, which is pretty accurate. Or: if chamber-pop is now a genre, Kippi's plays chamber punk.
Form and Mess (Philly)
A brand new band (this is their debut show) featuring Nick Millevoi (Many Arms, Archer Spade) and the original rhythm section from Storm and Stress (an awesome Touch and Go records' band from the 90s')
Transmontane is a moniker, a name that proceeds from oblivion. Also it is a landscape, sparse and desolate but at the same time rich, beautiful. The music is minimalist electro-americana with a dash of elegance. Short bursts of song disappear at the point of crescendo. Like a bird, or an echo. Transmontane is Ryan Duncan, co-founder of Chicago label Sick Room Records.
One more local TBA.
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