MOOGfest Presents:

MOOGfest Presents:

Spelling, Baseck, LP Giobbi, U.S. Girls, Lisa E. Harris

Sat, April 27, 2019

6:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

https://moogfest.frontgatetickets.com/

This event is all ages

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MOOGfest Presents:
MOOGfest Presents:
Home to Merge Records, the Marsalis Family, and one of the nation’s most respected jazz programs at North Carolina Central University, Durham’s music scene continues to evolve and grow as new venues, hotels and restaurants open alongside existing theaters, clubs, galleries and alternative performance spaces.

Moogfest is collaborating with the public and private sectors, locally and internationally, to create a festival experience that is expansive, inclusive and truly inspirational.
Spelling
Spelling
Tia Cabral aka SPELLLING released her first full length Pantheon of Me in September 2017, which was self-written, performed and produced in her apartment in Berkeley, Calif. She began experimenting with music production in 2015 in effort to carry on the creative legacy of a lost loved one. Drawing heavily from messages in her dreams, her sound spirals through clarity and obscurity searching through landscapes of psychic space. The result is a divine soul music, soft in its restraint but heavy with passion. SPELLLING's powerful vocal range dances over compositions that vary from rhythmic and ethereal to crunchy and hypnotic, while all remaining singularly cohesive to her distinct and enveloping sound. Pantheon of Me was Bandcamp’s #4 record of the year in 2017 and they raved of that sound: “Cabral has it, from her careful sense of composition to her charismatic presence to her ability to communicate with her music straight through to the listener’s heart.”
Baseck
Baseck
Born August 14th, 1981 in Lancaster, California, Baseck started DJing when he saved up lunch money and sold Nintendo games to buy his first mixer and thrift store turntable at age 13 in 1994. He was soon introduced to scratching and turntable trickery and has been hooked ever since. Baseck has a style made up of breakcore, broken beats, droning atmospheres, and slaughtering noise to create a beautifully fucked collage of sound.
LP Giobbi
LP Giobbi
LP Giobbi is rock ’n roll with a disco soul, born draped in sequins and cloaked in fog at a seance in the mountains of Oregon.

She was trained in jazz piano at UC Berkeley before becoming a synth warrior goddess in Los Angeles. She uses her combined knowledge of music theory and sine wave creation to reach the enlightenment afforded by a clusterfuck of inclusivity. Her weapons are charisma, spunk, fearlessness, Pioneer decks, blacks and whites, DAW systems, fields of synthesizers, sequins, feathers and leopard print—and she's not afraid to use them.

She’s shared the stage with everyone from Gallant (providing support for Billboard’s Next Big Sound showcase) to Madame Gandhi (playing synth bass and DJing), and is currently touring with Sofi Tukker throughout Europe and North America, throwing down her self-produced Afro-Cuban infused piano house tracks with her Korg M1.

When she’s not chasing down pianos to play jazz gigs, or producing, engineering and music directing, you can find her DJing and booking shows for W Hotels as their Music Curator, providing a platform of visibility to woman-identified acts with her initiative, FEMMEHOUSE, at August Hall San Francisco, and releasing tracks on Sofi Tukker’s new label, Animal Talk (which she also co-owns). You can also jump tits first into her wardrobe with her Giobbi line of shirts.
U.S. Girls
U.S. Girls
U.S. Girls is American-born, Meg Remy’s musical moniker. The Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist's music traces a circuitous evolution. It encompasses unconventional, challenging sound work as prominently as her vocally-driven explorations of American pop mores (often on the same album). Since 2007, Remy has toured several times in Europe, Eastern Canada and the United States. She accompanies her hugely distinctive voice with innovative set-ups, including combinations of reel-to-reel players, tape decks, and samplers, as well as occasionally singing with a full band. Remy has released a clutch of original records on labels as diverse as Siltbreeze, Kraak, FatCat and her own Calico Corp. imprint.

While her early Siltbreeze-released works, ‘Introducing…’ and ‘Go Grey’, explore the limits of 4-track fidelity, they also bear hallmarks of a budding melodic ear, and vocal cadences clearly born of constant exposure to oldies radio. Given this, it’s little surprise that subsequent U.S. Girls records, ‘U.S. Girls on Kraak’ and ‘Gem’ (both co-produced with Remy’s partner, Slim Twig), are works of unabashed pop art. The two albums brought Remy’s voice further into focus, while evincing a playful disregard for genre in splicing together styles as disparate as R n’ B, glam rock, and sound collage.

Perhaps what’s most striking about the cumulative power of these records, when taken in combination with her concurrent collage and film work, is Remy’s consistent vision. Her exploration of feminist themes relating to abuse and gender inequality become more clearly defined, even as her sound appears to evolve toward a mainstream, pop idiom. Her narrative use of an ‘everywoman’ perspective in her lyrics forms something of a feminine counterpoint to Bruce Springsteen’s work. Through this prism, Remy’s project gains resonance as a form of social commentary; music with something truly at stake. U.S. Girls appears as wholly original, Meg Remy's fiercely independent, modern brand of art-based, American feminism.
Lisa E. Harris
Lisa E. Harris
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/