Dead Rider

Dead Rider

Deakin, Smile Lines

Mon · April 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 advance/ $12 day of show

This event is all ages

Dead Rider
Dead Rider
Dead Rider move relentlessly around the borders of their sound, finding new textures throughout, which act as candy to our ears — future candy, like Day-Glo Good & Plenty in a variety of flavors approximating the savory taste of hair on flesh, the sweet smell of sub-gases and the ambivalence in the aroma of a cube of clear gelatin bombarded with micro-currents. The beat is lode-bearing, brick-house solid (courtesy of Matt Espy of Atombombpocketknife), but flexible, breathing. In through the cracks come stuttered words and whispers, the pealing of a steel drum, a squalling sax or two, barks from the outside. Crew foreman Todd Rittmann (of Chicago’s Rorschach rock U.S. MAPLE) twines them with a cabling of acid-base guitar licks, cutting down into the roots for fingerings to invert and extend. The basslines roll and crush, bounce and squish (thank you, White Christmas!), bringing synth and synthesis into and away from the framework. Wafting through the room is the float and gloss of eternal rhythm and blues, whether it’s the swelling of soulful choirs, organ chords or the deft tailing of guitar lines designed to relax us in the shades of a dusty, aphrodisiac evening.
Deakin
Deakin
Member of Animal Collective.
Smile Lines
Baltimore's Rozie Jordan and Greg Saunier, drummer of Deerhoof!
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/