WALTER'S

1120 Naylor Houston,TX 77002

BUSHFEST 2017: MUSIC, ART, RAFFLE, FOOD, VENDORS + MORE
Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

BUSHFEST 2017: MUSIC, ART, RAFFLE, FOOD, VENDORS + MORE

A SMALL INTIMATE FEST RECLAIMING
NATURALNESS AS A STATE OF MIND

Join us in this positive expression of naturalness and how people can be sexy, with or without artfully placed hair.

The 2nd annual BUSHFEST 2017 will be held at Walters Downtown. 100% of the Raffle Sales will benefit the Houston Area Women's Center.

**Two Stages, One Trip Tent, Music, Art, Raffle, Food, Vendors, Prizes**

:: MUSIC ::
GRRRL PARTS DJs
EEL SON [ TRIP TENT ]
HOLY WORM
DEVIL KILLING MOTH
DILLON TRIMM [ F U L L B A N D ]
BRUMES
TANIA & JUAN
RAHIM QUAZI
MAYA KINDLE
NICOLE QUINN

:: COMEDY ::
BRITT VASICEK
& F R I E N D S

:: Projection Mapping by Alex Ramos ::

:: LOCAL VENDORS ::
• Face Painting by Charli Sol
• Forgotten Arts Clothing by Dre Forgotten
• Jaz Henry
• m_ecstatic Jewelry by Michelle Sanchez
• Lou's Queer Trinkets
(Still Accepting Vendors)

:: SPONSORS ::
• Stardust Photobooths
• Stephen Gutierrez Photography

:: ITEMS IN RAFFLE ::
100% of Raffle is being Donated to the Houston Area Women's Center:
• Artwork by Jaz Henry
• Face Painting by Charli Sol
• I Bang Texas tee + Stickers by Dre Forgotten
• $25 gift certificate + Mini Arty Goodie Bag
from popshopamerica.com
• Artwork by Michelle Sanchez
• a variety of shrubbery by MIss Calos
• Lou's Queer Trinkets

Cariño Taco Truck will be on the scene.
www.carinotacotruck.com
Instagram.com/carino_tacotruck

*prize for best expression of a bush,
(does not have to be an actual bush)

event producers :: tania & nirvana
host & vendor coordinator :: dre forgotten
host & interactive art curator :: nina marinick
press :: pendragon productions

DOOR $10
#bushfest2017 #nirvanatrey #taniarivas #dreforgotten #ninamarinick
#GRRRLPARTS #EELSON #HOLYWORM #DEVILKILLINGMOTH#DILLONTRIMM #BRUMES #TANIA&JUAN #RAHIMQUAZI #MAYAKINDLE#NICOLEQUINN #BRITTVASICEK

MITSKI, HELADO NEGRO, JESIKA
May
9
8:00 pm20:00

MITSKI, HELADO NEGRO, JESIKA

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Mitski warmly recalls a quote from sculptor El Anatsui, "Art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up."

With this nerve exposed lyrically, and having dived into her new beginning, Mitski chooses her 2014 breakthrough album Bury Me at Makeout Creek to explore uncharted sonic territory, trading in large string arrangements for guitar and bass. While studying composition at SUNY Purchase's music conservatory, she previously recorded music with a full orchestra.

However as college graduation inched closer, Mitski moved away from the concert hall and into the campus' active DIY scene. Upon relocating to New York following graduation, she entered stages at Death By Audio, Silent Barn, and Bed Stuy basements, entrenching her songs of love, fear, lust, and brilliant clarity into entirely sympathetic ears.

Since releasing Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski has received international acclaim for her distinct, arresting sound and profoundly reflective lyrics. Pitchfork applauded the release as "inventive and resourceful," while Rolling Stone celebrated her "deep-cutting lyrics." NME said of Bury Me, "it's a record that doesn't tug at your heart-strings as much as it mercilessly pounds at them, taking to your emotions like a lead pipe to a piñata." She has also received widespread attention for her "cathartic" live shows as dubbed by The New York Times' Jon Caramanica.

"I was so young when I behaved 25," Mitski sings on "First Love / Late Spring," "yet now I find I've grown into a tall child." This veritable thesis speaks to sentiments of the poetry and beauty of struggling up the hill to adulthood. Mitski follows El Anatsui's humbling advice, cathartically revealing snapshots from her adventures in youth, and theempowerment found in sharing these stories with others. In2015 Mitski is poised to continue delivering her particular flavor ofsoul-baring rock, and tour throughout North America and beyond.

BESNARD LAKES, THE LIFE AND TIMES
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

BESNARD LAKES, THE LIFE AND TIMES

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8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $12

The story of The Besnard Lakes begins at Besnard Lake: a spectacular yet secluded water feature in rural Saskatchewan which the Montreal group’s husband and wife core, Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, visit each summer for inspiration and escape. This year the couple’s campsite was surrounded for a worrying few days by forest flames, a literal ring of fire which informed the devil-may-care spirit of their exuberant fifth album.

“Besnard Lake is usually the place where we get the germination of ideas,” explains Jace. “We set up a small recording rig in the trailer we have up there .This time there were also helicopters with giant water tanks flying over us while we were fishing on the lake!”

Armed with demos and memories from their trip, the pair returned to the city and entered Breakglass Studios. Co-founded by Lasek a decade ago, this popular recording facility has long been a hub for Montreal’s fertile, collaborative and proudly DIY music community. Having met and fallen in love in Vancouver, where Jace was a photography-trained art student and Olga a bass-slinging star on the underground rock circuit, the pair relocated at the turn of the millennium. Vancouver had gotten too expensive. By contrast, “Montreal was super cheap because there had been the Quebec referendum in ’95 and a lot of the Anglos had left. There was a political teeter-totter happening, so there were tons of empty places. We moved out here and were able to live, rehearse and record in a loft for next to nothing.”

The predominantly French-speaking province’s economic depression birthed an ever-evolving scene that’s become internationally renowned for such disparate independent avatars as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Arcade Fire. Unique among their furrowed brow peers, The Besnard Lakes are unafraid to marry textured, questing headphone sonics to the honeyed pleasure of radio hits past: the rapture of My Bloody Valentine entwined with the romance of Fleetwood Mac. (Echoing prime FM they actually now have two girl/boy couplings in the line-up, keyboard player Sheenah Ko and guitarist Robbie MacArthur joining powerhouse drummer Kevin Laing and non-touring studio axe hero Richard White.) Imagine dreamy Beach House riding Led Zeppelin dynamics, with unabashedly androgynous vocal harmonies. This melodic yet mountainous soundworld was sculpted at Breakglass, their own modest Paisley Park. As the longterm sporter of a Love Symbol tattoo, Prince’s pop alchemy is especially potent for Jace.

“You look on the back of his early records and it’s produced, arranged, recorded and performed by Prince. When I realised that as a 12-year-old I was like, Oh fuck! So this kid can make a record all by himself. So then why can’t I? He was also the guy who made me realise that it was ok to sing high. Just throw caution to the wind. He’s not concerned about being super macho. Once I started getting into punk rock in high school, Prince was still there. He didn’t lose relevancy for me. Prince was still there when I started getting into prog rock, too. We’re just absorbed in music of all sorts.”

Olga, meanwhile, has been exploring a new creative outlet via her domestic interpretation of the occult, inspired by a Disinformation lecture given by comic book writer Grant Morrison. “He was talking about sigils,” remembers her adoring partner. “It was really personal for Oggy, like a meditation she would do in the morning, and also just a fun thing. She developed these 11 sigils, which you can see on the inside of the record’s jacket. For the deluxe edition she’s hand engraved them onto these little tags. The meanings are very simple: one is love, another is empathy. That leads back to this whole idea of mystery and the myth of the band.”

Channelling their obsessions with the paranormal – Jace was a teenage ghost hunter – as well as the dark arts, A Coliseum Complex Museum is populated by cryptozoological creatures (The Bray Road Beast, Golden Lion) while also luxuriating in natural phenomena and beauty (The Plain Moon, Nightingale). These themes are sincere yet good-humoured. The LP’s title jokily refers to a landmark-heavy road sign spotted on tour in Texas, the varied emotional impulses within reflected by its environmentally warped artwork.

“For a long time we were trying to keep secret that we love being out in nature,” admits Jace. “Because it’s kinda cliché. But with this record we decided to stop fighting what we love so much. So the front cover actually has a lake on it, but it’s also got this giant orb shooting light into the water, which is creating a hole that’s opening a portal to the coliseum complex museum. It’s kinda fucked.”

HEAVY LIDS (NOLA), SEAN SPITS LTD, SNOOTY GARBAGEMEN, LANDSHARK (ATX), MAHAS
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

HEAVY LIDS (NOLA), SEAN SPITS LTD, SNOOTY GARBAGEMEN, LANDSHARK (ATX), MAHAS

HEAVY LIDS - New Orleans maniac punk!!! sure to make ya dance and wet ya pants.  https://heavylids.bandcamp.com/ 🤖👾

SEAN SPITS LTD - that's right Sean Spits of THE SPITS has a new band with members of Talk Sick brats, The Cutters & The Points!! And they are playing their 1st show ever right here in the heart of Houston. Prepare your ears to hear some fresh new favorite jams, along side some beloved SPITS classic punk hits 👽😍

The Snooty Garbagemen - yep The Snooty Garbagemen are back in town!! and ready to blow ur minds and ears to rock n roll outer space 🚀 🕷

MAHAS - Houston based all-stars bringing the groovy garage PUNK rock n roll sounds all ur musical hearts desire. 🌙✨😎

LANDSHARK (ATX) - shake in ur pants punk sounds from Austin Texas!! https://soundcloud.com/user-262267876/cut-out-my-brain-1 🌹🦈

BOOZE & GLORY, THE VELOSTACKS, THUG BOOTS
Jun
1
8:00 pm20:00

BOOZE & GLORY, THE VELOSTACKS, THUG BOOTS

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8 PM / $10 - $12 / ALL AGES

London's BOOZE & GLORY suffer no curiosity towards anything but their tried and true brand of hook-laden, red-brick sidewalk stompin', Skinhead Oi! Rock 'N' Roll. They have no interest in detouring into awkward metal riffs, compromising mainstream tendencies or any other fraudulent leanings. BOOZE & GLORY stick to who they are, what they know, and what they love — working class Oi! punk rock 'n' roll.

They herald their love of their favorite football team, West Ham United. They recant the tales of pub sessions with good friends and cold booze and the struggles of being a drinking man on a workingman's wage. And they tell the stories of friends gone wrong and life gone astray. Influenced by their English forefathers such as The Cockney Rejects, The Business and the 4-Skins, BOOZE & GLORY are poised to charge forward hard and far as the primary contemporary carriers of the British Oi! torch.

Having already laid their claim to the European territory through years of hard touring and strong festival appearances, BOOZE & GLORY are now ready to make themselves known in the US. Sailor's Grave Records is honored to welcome the boys to the fold.

For Fans Of: The Business, Evil Conduct, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69

THE SPLIT SQUAD (members of Blondie, Plimsouls, Fleshtones) , DRESSY BESSY
Jun
5
8:00 pm20:00

THE SPLIT SQUAD (members of Blondie, Plimsouls, Fleshtones) , DRESSY BESSY

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8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $12 - $15

Conceived over cocktails, wine, and beers in 2011, The Split Squad is one of those “perfect storm” rock and roll bands that comes from a bunch of musicians who have done it all and have nothing to prove. While that may sound a bit boastful, the pedigree here covers about 140 years of collective rock and roll experience, from the most rarified of concert halls, down to the seediest of underground shit holes. These guys have both reveled and wallowed in it:

Eddie Munoz: Most famously known as the flash guitarist from LA's legendary Plimsouls, Eddie has more recently been spotted playing absolutely Live knocked out rocking shows with the newly "Re-Souled" The Plimsouls (Featuring the Stellar talents of Jeff Walls, Bryan Malone and Rick West) and also comes off the bench in the late innings for PA's power pop stalwarts Parallax Project. Eddie's "chaos theory" approach to rock and roll guitar is unique and immediately recognizable, yet squarely rooted in the timeless swagger of The Stones and The Yardbirds. www.facebook.com/theplimsoulsresouled

Clem Burke: Arguably one of the greatest living rock and roll drummers on the planet, Dr. Burke (Google that…it’s cool) boasts a resume that starts at CBGB’s in the 70’s and ends at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a founding member of Blondie and a highly sought-after session musician, Clem has experienced nearly every aspect of the music business, but still has more passion to “climb in the van and take it to the fans” than most musicians half his age. To put it bluntly, there is no one on Earth like Clem…

Michael Giblin: Bassist/singer Giblin is the mad scientist behind The Split Squad, having assembled the project after his current band, Parallax Project, had crossed paths with all of the others on various tours and recording projects. Known in underground pop circles as a member of the much loved 90’s power pop trio Cherry Twister, Giblin has spent many years toiling away in the bowels of the music biz as a session bassist, band leader, producer, and generally good guy.

Keith Streng: Known far and wide as a founding member of one of rock and roll’s greatest (and longest running) institutions, The Fleshtones, guitarist Streng sets a standard for passion and dedication that few are able to follow. 30 years on (and counting), The Fleshtones remain one of rock’s greatest “sure things”: never a bad show; never an off night. They are as dependable as they are exciting. His rock-solid musicianship, combined with his high-wire stage antics, combine to anchor one of rock’s most joyful live experiences. He’s had books written about him, and documentaries shot on him. In a word…an institution.

Josh Kantor: Keyboardist Josh Kantor brings the wildest diversity to the mix. As a member of Boston’s Jim’s Big Ego, and the critically acclaimed supergroup The Baseball Project (featuring members of The Dream Syndicate and R.E.M.), Josh has rubbed elbows with a number of rock luminaries, but he still manages to find time to excel at his day job, which just happens to be as the organist for The Boston Red Sox. Yes, THOSE Boston Red Sox. As such, Josh possesses a skill level and musical vocabulary that few can match. 

The group came together in Boston in the summer of 2012 to record an album, which ended up being a raucous and hilarious good time. Produced by Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows), the album features guest appearances by McCaughey, fellow rock & Roll Hall of Famer Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four), and Mike Gent (The Figgs). The resulting set of songs is a spirited and diverse trip through the influences and record collections of a ridiculously experienced set of musicians. And man, you should have heard all the stories….

Ladies and gentlemen….The Split Squad…

ADULT MOM, FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE, COOL MOON, GREG COTE & THE REAL LIFE FRIENDS
Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

ADULT MOM, FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE, COOL MOON, GREG COTE & THE REAL LIFE FRIENDS

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8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $10

Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stephanie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012. Adult Mom now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell, Mike Dvorscak, and Bruce Hamilton. Through reflections and explorations of the personal and hidden, the crux of the writing produced by Knipe is focused on excavation. The dredging out of secrets, putting it all in a pan, waiting for the gold to rise. Honesty and intimacy form as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.

With their debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, Adult Mom bravely shined a light on the darkness and allowed the listener to experience and feel those moments along with them. Soft Spots, the project’s sophomore LP, is an exploration into the physical and emotional acts of opening up, the vulnerability that produces love, and then ache. With this record, Knipe proclaims that everybody has soft spots. Spots that get cared for and tended to, that grow and fade, that produce feeling that can linger for years and years. Knipe shares with us their process of learning how to cradle and understand their own softness without finality, a story without an end.

Free Cake For Every Creature is a pop band currently based in Philadelphia. Beginning as the secret home-recording project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Bennett, the band has since expanded to include a rotating cast of colorful friends and musicians.  Inspired by the DIY ethos of bands like Beat Happening and Rose Melberg, Katie & the cakes have self-booked numerous tours across America, taking pictures and posting online journal entries of their explorations along the way. 

In April 2016 the band released their first record, “Talking Quietly of Anything With You,” on Double Double Whammy.  Colin Joyce at Pitchfork praised the title track, saying it “represents Bennett as a singular songwriter, one who’s able to transmute her influences—K Records’ ramshackle charm, Yo La Tengo’s slower, stiller moments—into pithy, affecting turns of phrase.”  Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone listed the album in his top 20 albums of 2016.  “Talking Quietly of Anything With You” navigates the surrealism of young adult life with a sonic range from warm, contemplative passages, to exuberant pop hooks. 


WHAM CITY COMEDY TOUR
Apr
17
8:00 pm20:00

WHAM CITY COMEDY TOUR

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8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $10

Baltimore's weirdo comedy & video collective, Wham City, will be here 4/17. Most recently IFC released their new series, The Mirror which is a spoof of televangelist education programming, and is essentially what would happen if Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Jim Bakker Show had a delusional and slightly paranoid baby. 

They've created a series of infomercials for Adult Swim including Unedited Footage of a Bear, Live Forever As You Are Now W/ Alan Resnick, Commencement Speech, and most recently This House Has People In It.

More about Wham City:
Wham City is an art and performance collective based in Baltimore, MD. Members of Wham City include musicians Dan Deacon and Ed Schrader, visual artists Jimmy Joe Roche, Dina Kelberman, Connor M. Kizer, Robby Rackleff, Alan Resnick and Ben O'Brien.

A FISTFUL OF SOUL PRESENTS: JONATHAN TOUBIN'S SOUL CLAP & DANCE OFF W/ SPECIAL GUESTS PHANTOM ROYALS!
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

A FISTFUL OF SOUL PRESENTS: JONATHAN TOUBIN'S SOUL CLAP & DANCE OFF W/ SPECIAL GUESTS PHANTOM ROYALS!

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8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $8 - $10

Jonathan Toubin, who VICE Magazine calls “the only DJ we actually like” and Rolling Stone says is “the most liked man in the soul music scene,” was just awarded 2015’s “Best DJ” in the 60th anniversary Village Voice “Best of NYC” issue. In over 2000 gigs in the last nine years, New York Night Train’s conductor and soul proprietor has gone where no rock and/or soul vinyl DJ has before – tirelessly hitting hundreds of nightclubs on five continents and dozens of major music festivals – everywhere from All Tomorrows Parties (five times) to Bonnaroo to practically every major European music festival. He’s done his thing at concerts by everyone from Jack White to Kendrick Lamar to LCD Soundsystem. His Soul Clap and Dance-Off isn’t only the world’s most popular and prolific soul party, but is also the only dance party to get an entire official night dedicated to it at Austin’s South By Southwest (where it has been the official closing party five times) and the only DJ party to get its own night at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing. Not only is Toubin the first 45 DJ with Burger Records cassettes, but he’s also the first living DJ with compilations on the legendary Norton Records – with four “Souvenirs of the Soul Clap” LPs released internationally last year. Toubin has achieved all this and more without playing any fashionable contemporary genre and without belonging to any musical/cultural clique. Creatively cutting together raw, wild, and uncommon original 45rpm sides by unsung artists for the today’s dance floor, Jonathan Toubin and his New York Night Train party machine’s slow steady nightly work has built a unique space in contemporary culture and influenced scores of DJs and parties everywhere. 2016 finds Jonathan Toubin touring the world and completing his next four compilation LPs.

TAKE THIS FEST AND SHOVE IT!: THE NEXT, BUCK BILOXI AND HIS FUCKS, TALK SICK BRATS, DAGGERHEAD, OFF CENTER AND THE HOLES, TRAMPOLINE TEAM, DIE ROTTZ, TROUBLE BOYS, MYDOLLS, HISS, THE COPS, BLACK ABBA
Apr
8
4:00 pm16:00

TAKE THIS FEST AND SHOVE IT!: THE NEXT, BUCK BILOXI AND HIS FUCKS, TALK SICK BRATS, DAGGERHEAD, OFF CENTER AND THE HOLES, TRAMPOLINE TEAM, DIE ROTTZ, TROUBLE BOYS, MYDOLLS, HISS, THE COPS, BLACK ABBA

ALL AGES/$25 WEEKEND PASS/$15 ADVANCE DAY PASS/$20 DAY OF

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DAY 1 APRIL,8TH DOORS AT 4

OUTDOOR STAGE
5:00 THE COPS
5:30 THE MAHAS
6:00 DAGGERHEAD
6:30 OFF CENTER WITH HOLES
7:00 BURNING ITCH
7:30 BLACK ABBA

INDOOR STAGE
8:30 MANIC AND DEPRESSIVES
9:00 BUCK BILOXI AND HIS FUCKS
9:30 SEXPILL
10:00 TRAMPOLINE TEAM
10:30 CHEAP FUR
11:00 DIE ROTZZ
11:30 TROUBLE BOYS
12:00 THE NEXT

DAY 2 APRIL,9TH 2PM TO 6PM
HINESSIE PARK PUNK ROCK KICKBALL BBQ WITH
3:00 TALK SICK BRATS
3:30 HISS
4:00 SUBSTANCE
4:30 THE GENZALES


DAY 2 FINAL NIGHT
7:00 THE GILLIGANS
7:30 KILLER HEARTS
8:00 PRETTY SHITTY
8:30 BALLISTICS
9:00 COPWARMTH
9:30 MYDOLLS

THOMAS CSORBA, PATRIC JOHNSTON
Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

THOMAS CSORBA, PATRIC JOHNSTON

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Thomas Csorba is a singer/songwriter from Houston, TX who grew up listening to artists like Townes Van Zandt, Buddy Holly, and Woodie Guthrie. Soon after immersing himself in these artists' work, he felt compelled to start making music of his own. He released his debut EP, "Kentucky", in the spring of 2014. With this release, he secures his place among the storied voices of folk and Americana music. Melancholy and nostalgic, this songs are written for old souls. Csorba's songs -- rustic, honest, and as mournful as they are sweet -- recall the best of the artists he admired as a kid. "Kentucky", in that great tradition, is the offering of a man both weary and hopeful, a traveller on a long journey home. With the release of his sophomore album "Hard Truths and Noble Lies" the following year, Csorba continues to show his skills both lyrically and vocally. HIs discography shows his true outlook on the world around him and give the listener a different perspective on life: one from the eyes of a young man who is pursuing a dream.

THE OCTOPUS PROJECT, PITTER PATTER
Apr
4
8:00 pm20:00

THE OCTOPUS PROJECT, PITTER PATTER

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Austin's favorite experimental pop band, The Octopus Project, is set to return with their 6th studio album, Memory Mirror, in March 2017. The album was recorded by the band, mixed by Danny Reisch (Shearwater, White Denim) & Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips), and mastered by Greg Calbi (David Bowie, Talking Heads).

The Octopus Project has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, following a musical path that veers through blown-out rock’n’roll, vivid electronic colors, surreal pop and expansive psych landscapes. As performers they’ve earned a reputation for elaborate multimedia experiments and extremely loud, extremely fun live shows - a practice they’ve pursued over a decade of worldwide touring that has included festival stages such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and All Tomorrow’s Parties, and tours as handpicked support for artists as diverse asAesop Rock, DEVO, and Explosions in the Sky.

Also active as composers for video games and film, they were awarded the Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for their work on the film KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER. They are currently working on another film score to be released in 2017 -- DAMSEL (directed by Zellner Bros. // starring Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska).

WILL CSORBA, ELI WINTER, TOM CARTER
Mar
21
10:00 pm22:00

WILL CSORBA, ELI WINTER, TOM CARTER

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WILL CSORBA
williamcsorba.bandcamp.com

ELI WINTER
eliwinter.bandcamp.com

TOM CARTER
www.wholly-other.com/tom_carter.html

Will Csorba
Hearing Will Csorba play guitar is like traveling in time: With his Martin, Csorba looks to the future; with his Weissenborn, he channels the past. Drawing from musical traditions as far-flung as Mississippi Delta blues, Indian raga, and Christian hymnody, Csorba connects these seemingly discordant influences into a unified whole, one that uses the paths of Henry Thomas, John Fahey and Glenn Jones as guides for its own. Csorba is remarkably prolific, having released thirteen records in just under two years. His studio debut, Because I Was Flesh, was released this fall by Icehouse Music, complete with cover art by Tony Millionaire. And yet he's already looking ahead, pushing the boundaries of his primarily guitar-based music in his work with Autumn Kiskinis, Irrelephant, KA and others, making music the likes of which few have heard before. He's a fixture in Houston's experimental music scene, sharing bills with Sandy Ewen and performing live with KA. His second album for Icehouse and first with violinist James Trimble, The Cornfields, is set for release in the spring. The solo guitar world is small, and Will Csorba's primed for a breakout. You heard it here first.

Eli Winter
Eli Winter is a guitarist and songwriter attending the University of Chicago. A rising star in Houston's experimental music scene, fans and musicians alike have long noted both his musicianship and the improvisational nature of his sets, especially for someone as young as 19. But his move to Chicago has seen him write an accompanying burst of new songs--one will be released on Impossible Colors in the spring--with compositional chops to match his skill on the guitar. He has recently released a live album, appeared on the compilation album Down with the Trumps benefiting the Chicago Community Bond Fund, and performed with Daniel Bachman. In addition, he has received praise from Daniel Bachman, Bill MacKay, Cory Rayborn and Jana Hunter, among others, and has plans to go on tour this summer.

Tom Carter
Tom Carter's electric guitar work weaves strands of melody, drone, fuzz, and charged silence into intricately detailed instant compositions. He lives in New York City.

Best known for his work with iconoclastic acid-folk improvisers Charalambides (which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991), Tom Carter has focused on solo performances and recordings since 2012. His 2015 double LP on Three Lobed Records Long Time Underground is the final installment of a trilogy begun in 2009 with The Dance From Which All Dances Come and continued with 2014's Numinal Entry. Long Time Underground was selected as the number-one experimental album of 2015 by The Out Door/ Pitchfork.