The Bush Tetras + Terry Malts + Swahili Blonde

The Echo Presents

The Bush Tetras + Terry Malts + Swahili Blonde

Terry Malts, Swahili Blonde

Sun, February 3, 2013

10:00 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Part Time Punks
Part Time Punks
10pm / 18+
The Bush Tetras
The Bush Tetras
BUSH TETRAS returns to the stage in Los Angeles for the first time since 1981! (After having to postpone their appearance in November due to Hurricane Sandy...) One of the most important bands to surface from New York's Lower East Side music scene in the 1980s, the Bush Tetras were pioneers of the indie movement before the term existed. Their first single, “Too Many Creeps”, released on 99 Records, a label record store owner Ed Bahlman ran out of his Manhattan shop, sold 30,000 copies, putting it on Billboard's dance chart. A follow-up single, “Can't Be Funky”, charted as well. (“Can't Be Funky” was featured in the film Basquiat). The Bush Tetras' reputation also grew through legendary live performances highlighting their gritty blend of garage punk and African rhythms. FOR REAL THIS TIME!!!
Terry Malts
Terry Malts
"After careful, weeklong consideration, San Francisco trio Terry Malts went forth to record a debut LP as per the request of Slumberland Records. Displaying a slick, intelligent take on modern chainsaw pop, Killing Time certainly lives up to its name! Who are Terry Malts? A Yellow Pages private dick has gleaned the following: Corey Cunningham (guitar, backing vox), of Dickson, Tennessee-by-way-of-a-cardboard-box-in-Toronto, was asked to housesit in Fresno, CA. Duties fulfilled, he shot north on a graffiti trip to 924 Gilman Street and immediately bonded with fellow men’s room “artists” Phil Benson (bass guitar, lead vox) and the unfortunately named Nathan Sweatt (drums, backing vox). Hands shook, vibes exchanged; the trio felt compelled to distill their energy into a unified voice. The Terrys’ gospel is succinct, direct, sincere and timed expertly with next year’s looming apocalypse: life is hopeless, enjoy! With a live reputation that bleeds funky “punk” attitude, the trio crammed this urgency into the Terry Malts studio edition. Recorded by a machine, then expertly mixed by human being Monte Vallier (Swell, Half Church), Killing Time may compel you to type the following buzzwords into your blog (which, I love, by the way!): catchy, husky, hunky, sharp, blue-collar, rocking, hockey-rock, working-class, perfect, near-perfect, not-half-bad, and / or not-bad. It’s an album, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a 34-minute hour of pure, unadulterated Malts… all right?"
Swahili Blonde
Swahili Blonde
The architect behind Swahili Blonde's unconventional and eccentric sounds is Nicole Turley (ex-WEAVE! drummer and vocalist). Turley unabashedly gives a recorded voice to paralleled realities, vibrant visuals, and delightfully mismatched rhythms and patterns. Alternating between tightly-wound and loose, the result of Swahili Blonde is always funky, while mining the grooves of Krautrock and Dub, the skronk of 80s No Wave, and the Post-Punk sensibilities of the Raincoats and the Slits.

Guest musicians on Swahili Blonde recordings, past and present, include Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo, Dante Vs Zombies, The Like), Michael Quinn (Corridor), John Taylor (Duran Duran), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), John Frusciante, Brad Caulkins (Fool's Gold), and Viv Albertine.

Swahili Blonde LIVE >>>

Arianna Basco >>> backing vocals (Galactic Flow, Basco)
Heather Cvar >>> backing vocals (WEAVE! live)
Laena Geronimo >>> violin, bass (Raw Geronimo, Dante Vs Zombies, The Like)
Alan Myers >>> drums (DEVO, Skyline Electric, Jean Paul Yamamoto)
Michael Quinn >>> guitar (Corridor)
Nicole Turley >>> keys, omnichord, handsonic, melodica, tambs, vocals (Seventh Sea, WEAVE!)
Dante White-Aliano >>> bass, guitar (Detroit Cobras, The Starlite Desperation, Dante Vs Zombies)
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com