Weird Owl, Dead Swords, Twin Strike, LAPêCHE

Weird Owl

Dead Swords

Twin Strike


Fri, April 27, 2018

7:00 pm

The Kingsland

Brooklyn, NY


This event is 16 and over


Weird Owl
Weird Owl
Weird Owl was formed in 2004 by Trevor Tyrrell (guitar, vocals), John Cassidy (bass), Sean Reynolds (drums) and Josh Weber (keyboards).
After self­releasing several EPs, including the 2007 full­length N uclear Pyschology, Weird Owl caught the ears of Matthew J. Tow of the Australian band The Lovetones, who helped get them signed to Tee Pee Records in 2008. The departure of Weber led to the addition of Jon Rudd (guitar) and Kenneth Cook (bass) , former member of The Damn Personals, to the band's lineup.
T h e i r d e b u t L P f o r T e e P e e R e c o r d s , E v e r t h e S i l v e r C o r d B e L o o s e d , w a s released in February of 2009. All Music stated the record was "melodic, pleasant, head numbing, and sticks with the listener in terms of its relaxed approach and its utterly well­executed weightiness", giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
In the summer of 2009, Weird Owl embarked on a West Coast tour with label­mates Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound.
In 2011, Weird Owl was asked to play the prestigious Austin Psych Fest, curated by The Black Angels (band) in Austin, Texas. In July of that year, their second LP for Tee Pee Records, B uild Your Beast a Fire , recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth) and Justin Rice of Bishop Allen, was released. Giving the album a B+, The Onion A.V. Club said its songs "are emotionally engaging and frequently moving; they're also catchy earworms with great choruses".
Following the departure of Rudd and Cook, the band went into the studio for the first time with new member J. David Nugent (synthesizers), with Cassidy also picking up synth duties in addition to bass. Demos from this session that were posted online caught the attention of Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, who asked the band if he could put out an EP of their music on his personal label, A Recordings, Ltd.
In October of 2013, H ealing was released as a double 10­inch on day­glo vinyl, and according to All Music, its "trippy miasmas are more soothing than reveals them as a more interesting and versatile band", giving it 3.5 of 5 stars.
The band toured Europe in June of 2014, including an appearance at Eindhoven Psych Fest and supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Weird Owl's newest full­length, Interstellar Skeletal, was released by A Recordings, Ltd. in May 2015.
All Music gave the album 3.5 out 5 stars, saying "It's a solid release with the quality musicianship and experimental nature fans have come to expect of Weird Owl".
The band toured Europe in September of 2015 to support the record, including a date at The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia in Liverpool, UK and the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL.
LAPêCHE is a four-piece born out of Brooklyn New York. Fronted by singer-songwriter, Krista Holly Diem, the band boasts a sound inspired by their indie roots, delivering a dark, catchy rock that’s simultaneously somber and uplifting.

Intense and lovely, Diem’s writing draws inspiration from both past and present, touching on themes light and dark. Collaboratively, with her husband and bassist, Dave Diem, LAPêCHE also includes the intricate and thoughtful guitar slaying of Drew DeMaio as well as the creative rhythm of Jefferson Gensterblum. The band combines perfectly to guide Krista’s provocative melodies over their uniquely driving hooks.

LAPêCHE’s debut full length, The Second Arrow, was recorded and produced by the legendary J. Robbins (Jets To Brazil, Clutch, Quicksand, Ponytail) at Magpie Cage in Baltimore. The new record dives deeper, darker and hits harder than their previous EP Bright and Bending, while still driving that 90’s fuzz. Grit-laced with melancholy hopefulness, The Second Arrow will be released September 8th on Bakery Outlet Records.
Venue Information:
The Kingsland
269 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222