DBLEN & Whelanslive.com present
(USA / DRAG CITY)
NO SPILL BLOOD
(IRL / SARGENT HOUSE)
^ Upstairs ^
We are super excited to announce Dead Riders first show in Dublin as part of their current European tour. This show will be one to remember with local synth driven heft boys “No Spill Blood” supporting on the night with one more TBC.
Todd Rittmann, infamous from his daze in U.S. Maple, is a guitar warrior with intensive craft at his fingertips. For the past five years, he’s been furthering his reputation by doing further damage with his instrument and others, and by spreading the carnage wide with Dead Rider (Matthew Espy – drums, White Christmas – bass/synth, and Todd Rittmann – guitar/vox/harmonica). It’s all-out entertainment. Dead Rider move relentlessly around the borders of their sound, finding new textures throughout, which act as candy to our ears – future candy, like Day- Glo Good & Plenty in a variety of flavors approximating the savory taste of hair on flesh, the sweet smell of sub-gases and the ambivalence in the aroma of a cube of clear gelatin bombarded with micro-currents.
Sure, it’s rock and roll music, and it’s good fun – but Dead Rider isn’t happy unless Dead Rider is reconfiguring sonic relationships, imagining the sound of a rock band reshaped into a gleaming spectacle, indulging in silly glove songs, delirious business, sweat-swapped juvenile fantasias.
Lurching from pole to pole, pausing mid-stop, leaping and bursting into a double-twist and then resolving into a sweet glide; the dust they kick up in this fracas glitters gold, spicing the recipe with elevated powders of perception, deflecting metallically, hip-hoptically, free and jazzy, operatic, electronic, flashing like squad-car rollers.
NO SPILL BLOOD
Ireland’s vitalic rock scene has once again created musical alchemy in the form of No Spill Blood. A band formed from the much-loved, respected and established bands Wizards Of Firetop Mountain, Hands Up Who Wants To Die?, Elk and Magic Pockets.
The band’s shared love of Devo’s smarmy synths, Trans Am’s rhythmic soundscapes and the Melvins’ unencumbered experimentalism brought them together to create a beastly noise using just vocals, bass, synths and drums.
No Spill Blood’s debut EP Street Meat was released via Sargent House in 2012. Thereafter, the trio quickly grew from side project to a full-fledged band. They hit the studio in early 2014 with original drummer Lar Kaye to capture the raw, eviscerating experience of its live show for Heavy Electricity. Powerhouse drummer Ror Conaty replaced Kaye shortly before NSB toured Ireland with Sargent House family band Deafheaven in August 2014, their reinvigorated live show receiving considerable praise in the process.
€10 adv / €10 door before 9pm / €12 door after 9pm
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).