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Headroom w/ David Nance Group, Long Hots

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UNDER 21 WITH GUARDIAN

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Sunday June 9, 2019

Headroom

David Nance Group

Long Hots

8pm

$10 advance / $15 day of show

HEADROOM

Headroom first took flight in 2016 as the solo outlet for New Haven musician Kryssi Battalene, née of regarded noise project Colorguard & guitarist for psychedelic voyagers, Mountain Movers. Headroom sprung forth from the fertile and underrated New Haven scene - a musical patchwork of punk, hardcore, noise & experimental music all sharing the same stages & DIY spots and creating a musical identity all their own.

Battalene's talent flourished & soon enough, her signature style of guitar was infiltrating & influencing a new crop of New Haven musicians; part Twisted Village / PSF Records-influenced white noise maelstrom, part nuanced, beautiful six-stringed draperies. Battalene’s talents have graced recordings & stages with Estrogen Highs, Medication, Secret Treaties & Stefan Christiansen & Friends, but “Head In the Clouds” marks the first long-player for this, her current solo project (after a well regarded cassette EP on the C/Site imprint).

https://evernever-records.bandcamp.com/album/new-heaven

http://www.troubleinmindrecs.com/headroom-head-in-the-clouds/

DAVID NANCE GROUP

Omaha, NE musician David Nance is nothing if not prolific. Over the course of the past six years, he has released three full-length albums for labels Grapefruit and Ba Da Bing, a 7-inch, numerous cassettes, CDRs and unlicensed "cover albums" of artists like Lou Reed, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Doug Sahm. His latest full-length is credited to the "David Nance Group" and features Nance alongside his recent hot-shit live band of fellow Omaha musicians; guitarist Jim Schroeder, bassist Tom May and drummer Kevin Donahue.

Appropriately, the album is called "Peaced and Slightly Pulverized" as the sounds contained therein are alternatingly tender & brusque. Nance has an enviable way of conveying intensity and pathos in his music without necessarily resorting to clicking on a distortion pedal, instead relying on the build-up and tension from the interplay of his bandmates with his cracked, impassioned wail. There's also plenty of fuzz and distortion too, from the anthemic "Poison" with its fuzzed- out guitar riff that leans into a Crazy-Horsian guitar maelstrom and white-hot solo, to "Ham Sandwich"; a blisteringly frantic rant about a lunchtime torment - uncomfortable in its directness. Respite comes with "110 Blues"s languid late- night desert psychedelia, and side one closes with the epic seven and a half minute "Amethyst", expanded & jammed upon from 2017's Richie Records single into an emotional odyssey with Nance & Schroeder strangling their guitars into a twin-guitar, barbed-wire duel. The album's centerpiece is "In Her Kingdom", an emotive ballad that fades into view with a plaintive guitar strum, and over seven minutes ebbs and flows with a rising tide of swelling guitars, it's riffs gilding the melody & adding flecks of gold to Nance's tale of poverty and grace. Alternately, "When I Saw You Last Night" stalks the night like a predator, finally finding its prey two and a half minutes in with a stinging, blood-drenched guitar solo. The album closes with "Prophet's Profit"'s biting commentary on false idolatry that again utilizes the group's not-so-secret weaponry of Nance and Schroeder's six-string simpatico to bring the listener home.

http://www.troubleinmindrecs.com/david-nance-group-peaced-and-slightly-pulverized/

LONG HOTS

Philly rockers Long Hots just dropped their first official tape, Monday Night Raw, which delivers exactly what the name promises — raw, unpolished basement recordings blistering with aggression and aggravation. In “Die Die Die,” fuzzy distortion and abrasive vocals culminate in a punk anthem that teems with loathing. The nine-minute-long “Boogie Trance” experiments with warped instrumental solos that stretch endlessly over a low-groaning bassline and punching drums. The digital version of the tape ends on a cover of “Slippin’ and Slidin'” by Little Richard, done in the style of The Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker (as heard on her 1982 album Playin’ Possum).

Long Hots guitarist and songwriter Rosali Middleman was a solo artist prior to forming this band with bassist Kathryn Lippman and drummer Eva Killinger as a vehicle for catharsis in mid-2017. Middleman recently released her sophomore LP Trouble Anyway.

https://longhots.bandcamp.com

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