Thursday, June 09, 2016
Astrakhan and Mendozza at Studio Vostok, this Friday: new space, new shows, new news!
Anyhow, Mitch and Taya Fraser, both of Art Signified, have a new space: Studio Vostok, at 246 Keefer. Beatroute article on it here, Discorder here. I missed their opening party, last weekend, but I think I'm going to make it out to see Mendozza and Astrakhan (and Heron, and Seer) this Friday.
There's a song off Astrakhan's new album, Reward in Purpose, here; the music ("progressive sludge" they call it) is pretty cool, but the vocals are a bit Tool-ish for me; I'm with Mark Prindle on Tool). But I could dig this in the context of a gig. Mendozza's bandcamp is here - this is also pretty cool stuff. Glad I'm going to get to see these guys, I gather they hung it up for awhile.
Or, well, maybe it's like that a LITTLE, but it's a New! Official! Licensed! venue, for punk, metal, or whatever Mitch and Taya deem worthy. And hey, this gig sure sounds worthy to me. See you Friday?