Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr

Wed Nov 8 2017

7:00 PM Doors

Majestic Theatre

4120 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

$35 Adv. / $40 Day of

All Ages

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AEG Presents
Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr

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  • Slowdive

    Slowdive

    Alternative Rock

     

    “People try it with guitars and they try it with computers, and nobody does it quite like this.”
    PITCHFORK

    Slowdive are Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Nick Chaplin, Christian Savill and Simon Scott. They formed in Reading in 1989 and signed to Creation Records, releasing three albums, ‘Just For A Day’, ‘Souvlaki’ and ‘Pygmalion’. Since their disbandment Slowdive have become one of the most cited bands of the early 90’s with the three albums appearing regularly in charts of the best records of the period.

    21st May 1994, at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, Canada.

    Slowdive finish their set and rather uncharacteristically for the time, Christian puts down his guitar, picks up a large union flag that he had been given (Britpop was at its height back then), held it aloft, and dived (slowly) into the crowd. Although no one knew it at the time, that was to be the last live performance of any kind by Slowdive.

    Over the years, everyone went their separate ways, some staying in music and some not. In late 2013 the band met up in London to talk about the possibility of doing another record and some shows, really at first to see if anyone other than journalists were still REALLY interested.

    18th May 2014

    Slowdive make their first appearance in nearly twenty years for Sonic Cathedral at their tenth birthday celebrations at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen. The response is almost overwhelming,

    19th May 2014

    Slowdive make their first official performance since reforming at a sold out (in three minutes) Village Underground in London. The response is truly overwhelming.

    30th May 2014

    Slowdive make their first festival performance of the summer, at Primavera in Barcelona. 25,000 people greet them and watch a set described by Drowned In Sound as ‘truly magnificent’.

    June and the rest

    Slowdive will visit Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, Italy, France, the UK, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Norway and Ireland over the coming months. 

  • Cherry Glazerr

    Cherry Glazerr

    Alternative Rock

    Society would deem that a prodigious girl can't be in a progressive rock band while also being in complete control of its creative vision, business plan and social messaging. Society is wrong. Clem, a 19 year old teen Queen with a headstrong resolve like her hero Patti Smith and a cartoon laugh like Muttley the dog, dreamed up Cherry Glazerr in her LA bedroom alone and is perhaps more capable of figuring a music career out than anyone who attempts this treacherous life path. And yet, she carries herself very lightly. “This one's going to be a flop!” she jokes, here to discuss the newly lined-up trio's second album, Apocalipstick. It's every bit as epic, funny, life-assuring, doom-defiant and flaming fire as that title sounds. What's more, it's the soundtrack to their collective rockstar evolution.

     

    Today things look a little different from the band’s early days back in 2014 when they were associated with much-loved Cali imprint Burger Records (who put out their intoxicating debut Haxel Princess) and Suicide Squeeze (who released the Had Ten Dollaz 7-inch). Back then, they were born as a different trio, featuring Hannah Uribe and Sean Redman who have since both moved onto other artistic pursuits.

     

    Now bolstering Clem's vision is the loud-in-every-way-possible drummer Tabor Allen and the level-headed but bad-ass, multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth who plays synths and notably French Horn (Clem is still scheming on how to incorporate that into Cherry Glazerr's sound). The first time the new trio all jammed together minds were blown. “My world was rocked,” recalls Clem. “I'd never played with someone who was technically that good before. It made me think, Man I gotta really step my shit up!”

     

    On Apocalipstick the band worked with “rock'n'roll wizard” Joe Chicarelli [White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes] and Carlos de la Garza [Bleached, M83, Tegan and Sara]. Understandably the band felt a sense of vulnerability when laying themselves bare to Joe, a producer they had so much respect for. Dispelling her own sense of ego was an added hurdle for Clem, but it allowed for their greatest risk-taking as a band yet and has paid off exponentially. “I didn't even smoke weed during pre-production because I didn't wanna disappoint Joe. I didn't wanna get in trouble!” laughs Clem. She adds, “Making a record is such a spiritual thing. You laugh, you cry, you're miserable and the happiest you'll ever be.” Tabor chimes in with typically comedy drummer timing, “It was so much simpler than that for me. Just, 'These drums sound sick.”

     

    The band's newfound self-discipline and motivation has evolved Cherry Glazerr into a wildly complex, hugely guitar heavy, and unapologetically loud machine. “People may be shocked by the jump in our sound,” says Sasami, eager to establish that this record isn't intended to be some fancy statement about reaching their pinnacle. It was simply an opportunity they couldn't turn down. Clem has since learned how to quit focusing her attention on the fans or wider critical response. “There was a time when I just couldn't write songs because of that. You can't do that,” she says. “You can't be emotionally free if you're pandering to anyone. Serving the music is the one and only thing that matters.” That's hard when you have people telling you what to do all the time.

     

    “Comedy in music is extremely important to me because humour is all we have as human beings,” Clem adds. The jests are particularly strong on the disgustingly catchy track 'Trash People' – it's quite literal in its self-deprecation levels. “That's a fun song about how I have dirty fucking habits,” says Clem. “It's about being road rats, nasty ass, dirty fuckers. That's how I like to live.” 'Instagratification' is a tongue-in-cheek musing on social media narcissism, which the band admit to feeding off. Sasami notes that women are shamed so much more often for their posts: “Who the fuck cares? If you wanna post a photo of your pussy go for it! The ultimate white privilege is sweating the small shit, judging people for things that don't matter.”

     

    When it comes to sweating the major shit, Cherry Glazerr live like they want to see others live. They don't want to preach certain politics, they'd rather hold court for an open discourse. The subject of equality among the sexes, however, holds a special, unavoidable place for Clem, torchbearer for feminism in its raddest forms. That's so key to her aesthetic that it's the opening sentiment of Apocalipstick via the anthemic, disaster-laden 'Told You I'd Be With The Guys'. The song documents Clem's realization that she needed to establish solidarity with other women and stop being a “lone wolf”. “Sexism is so ingrained in me, I can often feel that men are the only ones who can help me socially, economically. The most important thing in my life is that I've realized I need to work for solidarity. That song's both hopeful and dismal!” she laughs. Clem still feels the constant need to prove herself. “Women work from behind their oppression. In order to make good art you need to be emotionally free and sadly, not a lot of women are able to do that. That always puts a fire under my ass.”

     

     

AEG Presents

Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr

Wed Nov 8 2017 7:00 PM Doors

Majestic Theatre Detroit MI
Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr
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$35 Adv. / $40 Day of All Ages

Spotify Pre sale: 10am Wed. June 14 - 10pm Thu. June 15

Public On sale: Friday, June 16