Reverends, A Drug Called Tradition, Owen Ni

Wed, December 7, 2016 - 10:00pm

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Psychedelic, space rock, proto punk from Atlanta GA

Shaking the crux of upbeat rock and roll and fusing a deluge of psychedelic space rock, Atlanta based band Reverends indulges in a range of sounds, evading the ordinary and mundane. Their first single was released in 2016 after grabbing the attention of Sean Russell, President of Fat Elvis Records: “I was sent the full album and couldn't stop listening to it. After a couple of days I realized it was gold.” The EP contains the drone rocker “Witch City,” a fuzzy, intense marriage of sounds familiar to The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spacemen 3, and the more structured psych-pop of “The Dark Demon.” This, however, was only a molecule of the eclectic mix released on their album Derealization Blues. From the more aggressive "You Don't Wanna Know," the moody darkness of "$70," and the ethereal air of "Wakin' Up," Reverends are a diverse, unwonted band that make you challenge the standards of psychedelic rock and roll.

Rock from Atlanta GA

In late 2014, after the dissolution of Atlanta heavy psych stalwarts Abby Gogo, singer/guitarist Bon Allinson began working on a batch of songs more heavily influenced by his upbringing in Alabama and by the musical traditions of the South. He brought these songs to drummer Puma Navarro (Abby Gogo) and bassist Asha Lakra (Tikka) and A Drug Called Tradition was born. As the trio’s sound developed, influences ranging from the laid back vibe of Kurt Vile to the guitar stylings of Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth, could be heard alongside echoes of the Krautrock of Can and the prog psych of early Pink Floyd.

ADCT made their Atlanta debut in December 2014, opening for Matt Hollywood of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. After playing local shows for the next few months, the trio cut a three song demo to tape with Spencer Garn (Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics) at Diamond Street Studios. The band then joined up with Spirits and the Melchizedek Children for a tour around the southeast.

At the beginning of 2016, ADCT headed to Water Valley, Mississippi to record at Dial Back Sound, which is owned by Fat Possum label boss Bruce Watson. There they began tracking their debut full length album with producer Matt Patton (Dexateens, Drive-By Truckers).

House / Techno / Electronica / Dub from Ardmore, AL

Owen Ni is a Producer/DJ from the United States. He is the owner of Run On Recordings and is a music lover of all kinds. Starting in late 2012, he has covered a lot of ground, having releases on labels Hypnotic Room, Pong Musiq, Labrynth, and Retrowave Records to name a few. Mainly focusing on styles like Techno and House, Owen is influenced by all kinds of music which makes him hard to predict.

Run On Recordings is a DIY label created by Owen Ni. The label's purpose is to be a nest for creative and experimental music, while still respecting the established blueprints of each genre. Launched at the beginning of 2015, the label has developed a 5-star roster of musicians from around the world, as well as gaining respect from various successful artists and labels.

When & Where
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:00pm - 2:00am CST
  • The Nick
    2514 10th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL

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Reverends, A Drug Called Tradition, Owen Ni

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