Berndsen

Berndsen

Juxton Roy, Smoke From all the Friction

Wed, October 17, 2018

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

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$10.00

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Berndsen
Berndsen
Red-bearded viking and pop auteur David Berndsen mines the 1980's for inspiration in his retro-futurist analogue-feeling sound. Berndsen conjures influences from the likes of Michael Jackson to Kraftwerk to The Eurythmics, and fellow revivalists such as Glass Candy, Dreamtrak and Chromeo. World-renowned master beat-maker Hermigervill blends driving beats, samples and jagged electronica woven into occasional hypnotic analog theremin solos that transfix the room. Lead axe man PAPPA Sigurðarson thrashes complex leads while simultaneously backing them up with deliciously complementing rhythms. This results in a famous a sound that recreates an era and a distinct moment in time when music, costumes and aesthetics triumphed worldwide.
Juxton Roy
Smoke From all the Friction
Smoke From all the Friction
Smoke From All The Friction, based in Raleigh, NC, blends traditional and underground cultures to create a moody, electronic pop vibe with industrial undertones. Their sound grabs listeners with both a sense of familiarity and a striking curiosity. Inspired by the ideas of tension and friction, they seek to explore what happens when we venture outside ourselves, past the abstract social constructs that create barriers between us. Instead of simply creating a musical performance for mere entertainment, they inspire a deeper, thought-provoking appreciation between the audience and the music itself.
Their hit single, “Cross & Tattoo," is an exploration of the intense connection that can be achieved when two strangers choose to break down the barriers between them and embrace their honest, vulnerable selves despite the conflicts that may arise. C&T plus several other singles regularly air on select radio stations.
With two decades of experience in guitar and drums, Nick Cercone infuses every note with a passionate energy that reverberates through the audience. Cam Gillette, formerly in Ambits and fresh off the 2017 national tour with award-winning Rookie of the Year, brings to the group an expertise not only in songwriting and rich vocals, but through keyboard, bass, and guitar - a varied combination often unseen in a single performer. The group's styles elegantly mesh together to create a beautiful aural artwork, delicately painting a complex harmony in each note and showcasing how two conflicting forces, when embraced, can birth a creation - a truly unique piece of art - unattainable by the two sources on their own. This cutting-edge act draws influence from top artists like Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, the 1975, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Owl City. They offer captivating vocals and a unique variety of musical styles that will leave you always wanting more. For those thirsting for the latest sounds in music, the merging of these two artists’ talents in all their glory will not disappoint.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/