Re-TROS

Re-TROS

Lightninging

Tue, July 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Re-TROS
Re-TROS
Re-TROS (Rebuilding the Rights of Statues) began in the underground music scene of Nanjing, China in 2004. Lead singer/guitar/keys Hua Dong had just returned from studying abroad in Germany and was drumming for seminal Chinese post-punk band P.K.14 when he formed the band with bassist Liu Min, now his wife. Soon, the couple moved to Beijing, enrolled a local drummer, and began playing out in Beijing clubs.

The band quickly caught the attention of Beijing’s Modern Sky Records and were signed to the label in 2005. Shortly thereafter, they recorded their first EP 'Cut Off!' in Modern Sky’s then basement studio, with keyboard contributions by a visiting Brian Eno. The record received critical praise in China, and soon the band was playing sold-out shows to a growing legion of die-hard fans.

The past dozen years since the release of 'Cut Off!' (credited by many in the Chinese music scene as one of the more pivotal records to come out of mid-00’s Beijing) have seen the band release their full length LP 'Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises' to critical acclaim; tour the world, playing major Chinese and international festivals and supporting bands including Gang Of Four, PiL, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Paul Weller, Cut Copy, and more; and continue to garner accolades from Chinese and foreign press - including The New York Times, NPR, ABC News, Vice, The Village Voice, and many more.
Lightninging
Lightninging
Lightninging is singing at the top of their lungs, together and alone in a well-coiffed tragedy. Lightninging is a problem, equations of guitar lines, dripping words, and introductions to stories. Lightninging is punctuation marks, crescendos, and well-tiled walls. Lightninging is a soliloquy of thumping bass lines, snare drum rolls, and kicks to the face. Lightninging is a bunch of searing hot tubes, aglow like an open heart. Yards of cable sending messages through them - a ragged memory of leather, torn up color t-shirts, and girls in red flannel. Lightninging is raised shoulders, raised eyebrows, bitterness, and contusions. Lightninging is loud, unapologetic, rock medicine and sugar spoons to help it go down. Lightninging is big, big harmonies with voices that know each other behind them. Lightninging is a band of brothers who hate each other, a blanket of handshakes and a memory of every goodnight kiss, and all the bad, bad heartbreaks. There’s a wall of boys with guitars, big voices, and there’s a drummer back there behind the curtain.

Guaranteed fun and spectacle
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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