Dan Friel creates intense, colorful and intricate instrumentals that, for all their complexity, are melodic pop songs. Equally at
home in the DIY scene and the contemporary art world, Friel has been at the forefront of a movement of musicians who create dance music with a clear affinity for the extremes
of noise and metal, eschewing the traditional dance clubs and adhering to the ethics of the underground. On his sophomore Thrill Jockey album Life, Friel uses his surprisingly small arsenal of gear to distort and maneuver his beloved Yamaha Portasound into an expansive sound that is incredibly varied in tone
and texture. This toy keyboard, his first instrument, is manipulated beyond recognition to create songs that are frenzied and epic. Life also has moments that are incredibly sweet, idyllic, and fragile - sentiments that make perfect
sense coming from a new father whose instrument of choice is his childhood keyboard.
KATIEE is Thunderdome Pop, Quiet Storm Teddy Riley meets Minimalist Mystic Terry Riley.
Katie Eastburn was the singer/ songwriter & percussionist for the Los Angeles experimental pop trio Young People, active around the world with records on 5rc, Dimmak & Too Pure from 2002-2006. As a dancer & choreographer, Katie created work & toured with Janet Pants Dans Theeatre, released the Kill Rock Stars DVD Starter Set: New Dance & Music for the Camera, and choreographed & produced Watching Man Forever, a video in support of Oneida drummer Kid Millions' Man Forever project. She is a frequent collaborator and guest vocalist for composers Nick Hallett, Ray Sweeten, Jason Cady, and pop artist Nicholas Krgovich.
Personnel: Katie Eastburn (vox, keys, percussion), Jim McHugh (bass), Jeff Tobias (saxophone, synth), Cory Bracken (drums), with drum machine programming by Ray Sweeten. Affiliations include Sunwatchers, Dark Meat, Arthur Doyle, Young People, Whispering Pines 10, and Plantains. KATIEE also performs solo.
21+, 8pm doors
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