Low Dose

Low Dose

Control Top, Netherlands, Lesser Light

Sun, December 30, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Low Dose
Low Dose
Grungy heavy punk from Philadelphia brought to you by ex members of Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce.
Control Top
Control Top
Appearing in various forms in the Philly DIY music scene since 2015, the post-punk trio Control Top is a tribute to persistence and evolving through doing. Amid periods of dormancy, stylistic forays and lineup changes, singer/bassist and founding member Ali Carter was determined to keep the project going after the release of the band's demo tape. In 2017, she recruited drummer Alex Licktenhour (HIRS, Get Better Records) and guitarist Al Creedon (Bleeding Rainbow, I IM EYE MY). Licktenhour was searching for a new project to get involved in, while Creedon was rediscovering electric guitar after years of playing noise and electronic music. Together, they forged a clear identity, blending diverse tastes to create music for a time beyond despair and naïveté. Covert Contracts--their debut full-length recorded, produced and mixed by Creedon--is underway and will be out later this year.

That’s the thing with post-punk. There’s so much a band can do under its umbrella. The Slits and Devo, Glenn Branca and Siouxsie and the Banshees--these artists are all wildly different yet found a home in a genre that resists definition. Control Top gets inspiration from these wide-ranging pioneers yet remains true to the post-punk ethos of anti-imitation and the drive to create a new remedy to modern ills. The urge to resist conformity is stronger than ever, and the need for urgent, relevant music is just as strong.
Netherlands
Netherlands
NETHERLANDS were formed in 2008 in NYC by Timo Ellis (guitar, vocals) with Ava Farber (synthbass) and Joel Willis (drums)

Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellis is from NYC. He's recorded and played with Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, John Zorn, Melvins, Gibby Haynes, Ween, Joan As Police Woman, Spacehog, and White Hills among many others, as well as put out over 25 musically widely varied solo albums as TE and under several other pseudonyms.

NETHERLANDS rejects restraint in favor of maximum impact: shredding chops, soaring vocals, and maddening hooks. Following Ellis' mission statement of making music that is equally "light-hearted, brutal, ecstatic", Netherlands crushes decades' worth of bombast into psychotropic nuggets of evil rock bliss. With nods to the dirtbag rituals of 70s heavy metal, the grandeur of 80s arena rock, and the crunch of 90s post-hardcore.
Lesser Light
Ex fight amp
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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