Belle Game, DTCV

Belle Game

DTCV

Upright Man

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$10.00

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Belle Game
Belle Game
Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, Belle Game weaves ethereal soundscapes into, blown-out, crush-pop confessions.

Sonically, Belle Game exists somewhere between new-age visions and unkempt basements.
Keyboards and guitars swell between the cracks as a foundation of subsonic rhythm is splayed across the floor.

Their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit earned the band critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone: while their emotional live performances prompted Paste Magazine to name them one of the “10 Great New Bands from CMJ”.

From hushed anthems to distorted instrumentals, Belle Game is always teetering between two worlds. Whatever the mood, it’s always a celebration of the hard times and a refusal of fear.
DTCV
DTCV
DTCV (PRONOUNCED "Detective") was born late at night at a party in the Hollywood Hills mansion of a film producer, where Lola G., French musician in the L.A. stoner/garage scene met novelist, screenwriter and guitarist James Greer. Uninterested in mingling with celebrities and bored with the dildo collection in the living room, Lola and James started a conversation about Super-Fuzz pedals and the imminent worldwide collapse of the capitalist paradigm and decided to form a band, named DTCV for willfully obscurantist reasons.

With both Lola and James as songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, DTCV quickly had enough songs to record several albums. A first EP, BASKET OF MASKS, was recorded in the Oakland warehouse of garage prodigy Greg Ashley (The Gris-Gris, King Khan), followed by the album HOWEVER STRANGE released on Burger Records in 2012.

After a year of touring, they released HILARIOUS HEAVEN (Xemu Records, 2013), an ambitious double album recorded by stoner legend Steve Kille of Dead Meadow. Later that year, a radical life change and desire to escape the domesticated world took them to the Mojave desert, where they settled in a Joshua Tree cabin and now live as desert hermits.

Desert life inspired the album UPTIME! which came out on Xemu and Lolipop Records (cassette) following THE EARLY YEAR, a comp of their early EPs/singles released by Mock Records in 2014.

In 2015, while listening to Clifton Chenier's French Zydeco and the Nouvelle-Vague-inspired Brian Jonestown Massacre album Musique de film imaginé, Lola felt an urge to write songs in her native tongue and the resulting album CONFUSION MODERNE was recorded with psych guru Joel Jerome. CONFUSION MODERNE is a mix of classic French pop, garage, 60s yé-yé, and DTCV's own signature post-punk inflections that the band likes to call "Françoise Hardy fronting Buzzcocks.".
Upright Man
Upright Man
Upright Man is a rising American rock group from New York consisting of Aidan Dolan (guitar, vocals), Nick Katz (bass, vocals), and Max Yassky (drums, background vocals, percussion), along with Ryan Slotnik on keys and background vocals.

Pulling carefully selected elements from alternative, psychedelic rock, and roots music, Upright Man has created a unique blend of styles, intertwining complex harmonies and times signatures with classic rock band influences. The band met while studying classical composition at NYU, first playing on and contributing to each others projects and ultimately forming Upright Man from their combined styles.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/