Stadium Armory, Saajtak

Sat, March 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Throwaway is an avant-rock phenomenon designed to melt your ears, minds, and hearts, fry them on kabobs over the bonfire, and feed them back to you.
Stadium Armory
Stadium Armory is a band based in Philadelphia comprised of members from Philly acts Square Peg Round Hole and Howlish. Stadium Armory is an outlet for both musicians to explore their darker side, resulting in “a gratifying cacophony of loud drums, buzzing electronic instruments, and woeful singing.” Pushing the boundaries of production and genre, Stadium Armory brings together electronic, rock, and hardcore music to create an aggressive catharsis landing nicely on the listener’s ear. The band is sure to deliver a haunting yet relatable barrage of sound that just may touch a nerve you didn’t know you had.
Each member an avid composer, improviser, and performer in his own right, Saajtak has created a repertoire that channels both long epic forms and short frenetic noise pieces, the catharsis of tragic opera, the energy of punk rock, and the excitement of odd meter to convey nuance of musical motion and emotional expression. Through almost ritualistic collaborative sessions, Saajtak is constantly developing musical environments that defy genre and invigorate listeners.

Saajtak was formed in late 2014 by vocalist Alex Koi, electronic artist Simon Alexander-Adams, and drummer Jon Taylor, all longtime collaborators and avid sonic explorers. With a shared affinity for free improvisation and sound art, the trio collectively created a repertoire of spontaneous and energetic compositions that were expanded and perfected with the later addition of fellow auditory adventurer, bassist Ben Willis. Individually, the members of Saajtak have performed with My Brightest Diamond, Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso, Michael Formanek, Jaribu Shahid, the members of Wolf Eyes, and more.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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