We’re highlighting two shows of particular interest to IHN coming up in New York!
Pylon Reenactment Society w/Richard Barone and 75 Dollar Bill
When people talk about the beginnings of the music scene in Athens, GA the discussion usually begins “The B-52’s, R.E.M., ….” Those who know will continue the list, “Pylon.” They were every Athens band’s favorite Athens band. Their musical naïveté, southern upbringing, art school smarts, and house-party roots exploded together to create something quite improbably amazing, hitting the listener on mental, physical, and spiritual levels simultaneously. On the surface, their angular guitar parts and propulsive rhythm section had something in common with UK post-punk bands like Gang of Four and PiL. But Pylon was more fun and less studied. And they had a secret weapon in Vanessa Briscoe Hay, whose inimitable vocal textures and phrasing defined the band’s sound for most listeners. Pylon’s celebrated history came to a sudden end with the death of iconic guitarist Randy Bewley in 2009. Pylon was and always will be Vanessa, Randy, Michael, and Curtis. It is a certainty that the band will not reform with a new guitarist.
But hey, kids. Everything is still cool! Vanessa has gathered members of Athens bands Casper & the Cookies, The Glands, and world renowned pianist Damon Denton to create Pylon Reenactment Society. Is it a cover band if Vanessa is singing? Technically, it’s the next best thing. PRS are here to have fun and perform in the spirit of Pylon. Don’t be discouraged! Let’s dance!
PRS plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow / July 1st with Richard Barone (The Bongos) and 75 Dollar Bill. Read an interview Petridisch conducted with Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon/PRS) and/or head over to Bandcamp to hear (sold out) Part Time Punk Sessions EP by PRS.
10$ advance / 12$ doors (FB Event Page)
En Orbita: Os Mutantes, A Place to Bury Strangers, Martin Rev +
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are floating in space…
En Orbita Festival of Music & Science lands In NYC and we are more than exited to announce we have a new date, and new location. July 15 will be the day were we expect to gather together with music lovers, around one of the most exiting lineups we have curated, performing in the legendary Le Poisson Rouge.
If you think about it, when will you get the chance to see together again, this amazing artists that in so many ways have being responsables for creating new sounds from new visions. Music pioneers that have impacted the life of so many people and artists
The names on this festival bill makes us salivate quite a bit – whether its Lee Ranaldo Trio (see our interview with Lee / live footage from Once Somerville) or Martin Rev (whose Northside show we missed last year, though we did get to see Bush Tetras and Lydia Lunch).
We’re particularly proud to see our friends Breaking Forms rounding out the bill – they played our showcase at Out of the Blue Too last year and we were highly impressed with what we saw and heard. We highly recommend going to their Bandcamp page and checking out three EPs they released so far.