Pylon Reenactment Society, LYLAS, Dancers

Fri Mar 2 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$10 ADV/ $12 DOORS

Ages 21+

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    Pylon Reenactment Society

    Post-Punk

    When people talk about the beginnings of the music scene in Athens, GA the discussion usually begins “The B-52’s, R.E.M, ....” Those who know will continue the list, “Pylon.” They were every Athens band’s favorite Athens band. Their musical naïveté, southern upbringing, art school smarts, and house-party roots exploded together to create something quite improbably amazing, hitting the listener on mental, physical, and spiritual levels simultaneously. On the surface, their angular guitar parts and propulsive rhythm section had something in common with UK post-punk bands like Gang of Four and PiL. But Pylon was more fun and less studied. And they had a secret weapon in Vanessa Briscoe Hay, whose inimitable vocal textures and phrasing defined the band’s sound for most listeners.

    Pylon’s celebrated history came to a sudden end with the death of iconic guitarist Randy Bewley in 2009. Pylon was and always will be Vanessa, Randy Bewley, Michael Lachowski, and Curtis Crowe. It is a certainty that the band will not reform with a new guitarist.

    But hey, kids. Everything is still cool! Vanessa has gathered members of Athens bands Casper & the Cookies, The Glands, and talented pianist Damon Denton to create Pylon Reenactment Society to perform for special occasions like Art Rocks Athens events and for the recent release parties for “PYLON LIVE.” Two short tours are planned this year to the Northeast and out West.

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    LYLAS

    Folk

    The songs of shapeshifting folk ensemble lylas are sparkling bits of unusual pop. Like a coffin shaped candy bin, lylas populates its world with bloody nightgowns, suburban dissatisfaction, friendly demons, and pre-teen princesses with a penchant for the macabre. Here, silent ghosts of Flannery O'connor and Jeffrey Eugenides watch you accidentally ride your bike into a neighborhood that at first seems a little too shiny - until one of its peculiar populace takes you by the hand and shows you around. Too much candy isn't good for you; lylas knowingly weaves dark strings and unusual instrumentation in and out of its seemingly innocent songs so that even if you don't catch the lyrics at first, the listener has a hint that something sinister is afoot. lylas is not for everyone. There is no outright political or social rage here, no condemnation. But rather the creation of a self-enclosed world. Understanding that is essential to understanding this music. Like a beautiful nightmare - it's the lovely she-vampire, the enticing succubus... you have to be willing to step into the lylas kingdom. It won't shout at you, but like a vampire it will love you to death.

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    Dancers

    Synth Pop

Pylon Reenactment Society, LYLAS, Dancers

Fri Mar 2 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Pylon Reenactment Society, LYLAS, Dancers
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$10 ADV/ $12 DOORS Ages 21+