White Reaper w/Dehd & Wombo
DOORS: 7:00 PM, SHOW: 8:00 PM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: 21+
GENERAL ADMISSION, LIMITED SEATING
Important Notice: All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change
About White Reaper:
Nurturing arena-sized ambitions in their DIY hearts, Louisville, KY’s White Reaper remind us that “fun as hell” is a primary purpose of music. Equal parts glam and grit, White Reaper’s forthcoming new album finds the band packing nu-disco boogie and grinning twin guitar leads into masterly crafted pop songs. Expected later this year, the album will follow 2017’s critically acclaimed The World’s Best American Band, which was praised by Pitchfork for having “more riffs than you can fit into the trunk of a Camaro”.
Tony Esposito (guitar/vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar) have been living on the road, performing headline shows and supporting some of their idols – The Killers, Spoon, and Weezer. The band has also been making rounds in the festival circuit with stops at Lollapalooza, ACL, and CalJam. With their first taste of new music expected in the coming weeks, the Kentucky boys will be doing a run of U.S. headline dates this June, before heading to the UK in August for their inaugural sets at Reading and Leeds. The band also just launched an 8-bit mobile video game called You Deserve Speed which allows users to race a car, aptly named “The Reaper”, and drive along to the tune of an 8-bit version of a mystery song from their album.
Love is everyday magic. That’s the impression you get listening to Water, the new album by Chicago trio Dehd. Veterans of Chicago’s increasingly fruitful DIY scene Jason Balla ( Ne-Hi and Earring) Emily Kempf (Vail and formerly with Lala Lala) and drummer Eric McGrady share a strange and inexplicable chemistry. Love rises up into the atmosphere like steam off a summer sidewalk and makes you wild. Love breaks your heart and you consider yourself lucky for it. Like water itself, it surrounds us, it supports us; it’s what we’re made of. It takes the shape of its container. The music is hazy and reverb-drenched, a scuzzy and hyped-up take on surf rock that could only come from the Third Coast. It’s all animated by the red-lining feel-good spirit of the Velvet Underground’s Loaded and the breezy melodicism of C86-era indie rock, with a dash of the Cramps’ spooky-hop bop courtesy of McGrady’s locomotive drumming.It’s a clear-eyed look at the wild nature of everyday life that’s been spun up in sugary sweet melodies and scratched-crystal sounds. More than anything, it’s the embodiment of Dehd’s m.o. from the start: As Kempf puts it, “Work with what you have and make it magical.”
Louisville, KY’s avant-pop / post-punk / whatever-rock rookies of the year — WOMBO. The excellent young trio of Sydney Chadwick (bass/vox), Cameron Lowe (guitar), and Joel Taylor (drums) follow in the footsteps of futuristic garage-funk greats with a lovably kool wit, while somehow managing to be sincerely, effortlessly, and unforgivingly themselves.