Tue Feb 1 2022
8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)
361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
$10.00 - $12.00
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Knitting Factory Presents
The Flops formed in December of 2019 out of a garage. The first two members, Tony Boll and Preston Fauver had been co-workers, slaving away, at the hell hole that is Red Lobster. Tony had been playing music for over a decade and truly began to pursue his career in New York City. First he was a part of a four piece rock group, Company, but after a slow start with this group, he left and started a solo career as a folk artist under the name Bodeen Trout. He released two projects under this name. However, when financial concerns took him out of New York, he returned to Virginia where he met Preston Fauver.
Preston, who had only been playing the bass for a year, tossed out the idea of starting a band, initially as a joke, but in time grew more serious. The boys met their drummer, Manny Rey, a trained jazz drummer from Uruguay and the work began. Under this line up the boys released two projects: a self-titled EP, "The Flops" and a follow-up EP, "Salir." The projects were met with positive reviews and sold out shows. ETG Music wrote an article on the Flops stating, "Those who wrongly think that rock is dead, need only to look at The Flops for resounding proof that it's alive; perhaps as good as ever."
After finishing their full-length album, "Stuck In A Room", Manny Rey unfortunately had to move away for family obligations and thus the boys added their newest member, Devin Ritts, a drummer who had previously played with the punk rock group 14 Pounds. Now with the lineup finalized the boys are eager to participate in their North East tour with Orange Culture and whatever else fate has in store for them.
Orange Culture is a hard-hitting rock band from Salem, Virginia. Their combination of original music, showmanship, and their unique sound allowed them to develop a rabid following of young moshers and headbangers from the ground up. Their growing reputation landed them opportunities to play for larger crowds, opening for the likes of B.o.B, Kendall Street Company, and Floydfest 2021.
The boys in Orange Culture had used their time in quarantine wisely, recording and producing their first full-length effort, OCCO. From the opening call of Komorebi to the final disintegration of Ambition, Orange Culture pushes the boundaries of indie music in exciting ways. On so many standout tracks, including Sebastian, Softness of the Glow, Fake Non-Fiction/Salt and Liquor, and Ashes, the alt rockers proved they’re a sum of their influences, fusing pop, jam, prog, folk, and classic rock to their already potent brew of psychedelic punk.
Founded in the winter of 2019, while most of the band members were still in high school, Orange Culture, and fellow bands like The Snapping Turtlenecks, revitalized the Roanoke Valley youth music scene, playing a series of high energy shows across Southwest Virginia.
With social media streams and views of their music and video posts numbering over a million across their Spotify, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook pages, Orange Culture has made fans all over the United States, as well as the Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, and the UK.
After some early lineup changes, the band settled into the rhythm section of Reid Jepson (drums) and Landon Carder (bass), who lay down a tight, steady groove and dynamic backbeat for the sonic soundscapes of guitarist Charlie Lewis. Lyricist and lead vocalist, Griffin Boucher, sings with a unique voice, writing stories well beyond his teenage years, about a generation struggling under the sun in a fragile world. On OCCO they also added horns, courtesy of 16-year-old brass phenom, Tatum Jepson. But one thing about the restless, young band is unmistakably clear...Orange Culture plays with the confidence and energy of a band out to breathe new life into Rock and Roll!
Crafting an amalgam of garage-esque rock, punk, and alternative, Brick Nova has created dynamic timbres ranging from the heavy and hard-hitting to the eloquent and soft-spoken. The band fully came to fruition in 2014, with singer/guitarist Tom Drakeford, guitarist Paul Dallas, bassist Jared Filer, and drummer Eric Lesinski forming a lineup with a unique chemistry that is unparalleled. Their debut LP, On The Move, was released in August of 2016 and is their most aggressive record, full of uncut punk and grunge. The group’s second album, Play Dead, was released in June 2018 and showcased the increasingly eclectic writing and refined audio production helmed by the group. Soon after came the Overgrown EP and the Get My Thrill/Go Figure single. The band's most recent major release is their third album, the eponymously titled “Brick Nova”, and is resplendent in loose energy and tasteful restraint. The singles — In the Morning, (Perpetually) Tired, City Girl, and Terrified — highlight the band’s evolution towards a rounded power pop background while retaining the harder cut and genuine qualities associated with indie rock. The album’s 14 songs exemplify the comprehensive sounds and styles of composition the group has picked up over the years to create an unforgettable record.
The Gian Perez Trio consists of Gian Perez on guitars/vocals, Anthony Genovesi on drums, and Greg Lou on bass. All shows are improvised and caught in the moment. Featuring tunes from Gian’s upcoming solo album, No Love for Cowboy, which will be released exclusively on vinyl. Available for purchase at the live shows.
Knitting Factory Presents
The Flops, Orange Culture, Brick Nova, Gian Perez
Tue Feb 1 2022 8:00 PM
(Doors 7:30 PM)