David Nance

David Nance

Simon Joyner, Jason Spacin'

Wed, August 30, 2017

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


This event is 21 and over

David Nance
David Nance
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.
Simon Joyner
Simon Joyner
Simon Joyner is a singer/songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
He began writing and performing his songs in 1990, releasing a few cassette recordings of his first songs to a growing local audience before his first vinyl-only LP "The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll" brought him international attention in 1994.
He has since released several LPs and singles as well as many compilation appearances over the last decade on many labels, U.S. and European.
He is a favorite of John Peel who gave him his first radio play outside the U.S.
Jason Spacin'
Jason Spacin'
Jason Killinger (late of Spacin, always of Birds of Maya), solo with a stack of amps and a pile of fuzz.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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