David Nance Band

Richie Records // TestosterTunes presents:

David Nance Band

Writhing Squares, Hothead

Thu, July 27, 2017

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


This event is 21 and over

David Nance Band
David Nance Band
David Nance, Omaha veteran of warble and hiss, returns with Negative
Boogie, his new concoction of chug, throb and greasy swagger. For
Boogie, Nance trades in his beaten up Tascam 488 for the bullet-proof,
glass walls of A.R.C. Studios. Where else can you brew the negative
boogie? And what exactly is the negative boogie? Well, it's a bit like
Canned Heat but with Pere Ubu's queasy rhythms and someone playing
five finger fillet with Swell Maps. Ensconced in his ivory tower
and soundproof rooms, Nance reached for unlikely weapons to tear down
his own lofty experiment. He had his pick of rare guitars, cowbells,
steel drums, vintage amps, Crazy Horse microphones, mellotron, and the
restless but indefatigable rhythm section of Kevin Donahue and Tom
May. They started at sunrise and recorded 15 songs by midnight. Maybe
it's his Midwestern work ethic, maybe he's a sonic cheapskate. Maybe
it's just the sound of negative boogie.

True to habit, Nance built on scraps and scrapes as his starting
point. “Some songs were unused for half a decade, some songs were
changed the day before recording and some songs were recycled and
reinterpreted from the last album leftovers," he says. And yet, bits
and pieces, false starts and vicious jams, all came together like the
cover art collage suggests, to make something he's never done before -
a rock epic. These songs stab and flow into one other like a perfectly
orchestrated classic. The songs are drenched with Nance’s most biting
and comic lyrics to date, peaking on “D.L.A.T.U.M.F. Blues" (Don't
Look At This Ugly Mother Fucker Blues). And ripping through the entire
thing is the cracked power he yanks out of the guitar, a veritable The
Good, The Bad and the Ugly of riffage. This is a departure for Nance.
It's bigger and grander but it's far from easy music. It's his Plastic
Ono Band, his For Your Pleasure, his fever dream of Rocket from the
Tombs. Shredders sit with jangling rockers, manic energy spills into
depressive torpor, providing the ultimate record experience: one of
power, nuance and emotion. But this of course is only a press release,
written by a team of robots using words programmed to seduce you. You
knew that, right? Did it work? Whether you are nodding yes or shaking
no, it's safe to say that we are all dancing the negative boogie.
Writhing Squares
Writhing Squares
Writhing Squares is the inner-city Kosmische skronk perpetrated by Kevin Nickles (Ecstatic Vision, Taiwan Housing Project) and Daniel Provenzano (Purling Hiss, Spacin'). Hailing from the scenic sewers of South Phila, the duo’s short but sweet resume includes a much-heralded self-released seven-inch and a couple cassette outings, but In the Void Above is the longstanding promissory we’ve all been waiting for them to deliver.

Utilizing a formidably small gamut of sounds (reeds, voice, electronics, bass), the end result is like a collision of Blurt, Hawkwind (United Artists era) and Uli Trempte’s Spacebox, where the ensuing sonic boom is as vibrant as it is dense. Look for Writhing Squares to tour throughout 2016, maybe even comin’ to your house for supper, soon!
Laurie Spector's guitar & voice backed by Kathryn Lipman's bass & Ben Leaphart's drums. Mems of Gauche, Mildtime, Birds of Maya, & Purling Hiss.
New single on Richie Records // TestosterTunes out Summer 2017.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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