(USA/Secretly Canadian/Italians Do It Better)
_ Main Venue _
Tickets available from WAV and whelanslive.com
Whelans are delighted to host a very special solo performance from LA native Nite Jewel. This will be herfirst Irish performance since 2012. For lovers of alternative disco, pop and indie this is a show not to miss!
Nite Jewel is the musical project of Los Angeles native Ramona Gonzales that came to fruition in 2008. Since then she has gained a reputation as one of the most creative underground song writers and producers in electro pop.
She is a composer, songwriter, and multimedia artist from Los Angeles, California, where she has exhibited a number of video and sound installation pieces. A recent sound installation entitled “The Question Concerning Technology” has been transcribed to traditional notation by Human Ear Music founder, Jason Grier. She has collaborated with Julia Holter and Cole M.G.N. of Haunted Graffiti, curated two exhibitions at the Tiny Creatures gallery, and performed the work of Michael Pisaro. She was a philosophy student at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles.
The Nite Jewel project is a remarkable combination of revisionist Bronx pop andhazy musical impressionism. Like her ex-pop peers, Ariel Rosenberg and Geneva Jacuzzi, she records solely on portable 8-track cassette deck, often composing her songs by layered tape edits. In Nite Jewel’s case, however, the quality of her chosen medium seems to be neither a means nor an end, but rather a device to lend an ethereal kind of efficacy to the golden age of alternative disco. As influences, she has cited dance floor greats Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Debbie Deb, 90’s R&B, aswell as Experimental, New Age, and shoegaze.
Nite Jewel – One Second Of Love VIDEO
Nite Jewel – We Want Our Things VIDEO
€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.