VOWWS

VOWWS

Blank Pill, Tim Motzer

Sun · March 25, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

VOWWS
VOWWS
"Rizz & Matt brought clipped guitar riffs set to cinematic melodies and cut with crisp and supremely lyrical vocals. Their performance had a mature streak that is the hallmark of well-versed musicians. On stage VOWWS are demure and restrained, and their music is emotionally potent, a self-possessed and – dare I say – cherished insanity reminiscent of the late Cornell’s Black Hole Sun."
Blank Pill
Blank Pill
Blank Pill is cut from synth-pop cloth (think Soft Cell, MGMT, New Order), but the band also draws on darker, heavier bands like Nine Inch Nails for inspiration. Their music is at times flamboyant and danceable, and at other times ominous and roaring. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Jacob Morton founded Blank Pill in Philadelphia, PA in late-winter 2018. Jacob's songwriting style oscillates between industrial chaos and absurdist party music. Blank Pill is releasing their debut EP, Modern Anxiety, in February 2018.
Tim Motzer
Tim Motzer
Guitarist/improviser/composer Tim Motzer lives in a technicolor world of music. He is known for his distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. After 20 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 80 albums of credits, this Philadelphia-based guitarist continues to traverse manifold territories in music. In 2016-18, Tim toured the world playing concerts and jazz festivals in Tokyo, London, Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States with Bandit65, an improvising trio he co-leads with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Gintas Janusonis. He has collaborated with numerous musical luminaries: David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit of CAN, poet Ursula Rucker, King Britt, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Markus Reuter, and Pat Mastelotto among others. In modern dance, Motzer composes and performs live solo scores around the world. He composes for film and video, and is a composer/accompanist for University of the Arts Dance in Philadelphia.

In his solo concerts, Motzer improvises with guitar and electronics creating cinematic landscapes of sound, drones, densities, oblique forms while exploring the unknown. Motzer has performed solo in Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin, Wroclaw, Princeton, Philadelphia, New York, D.C. Toronto, Morocco, Baltimore, Hackensack, and Galloway. among other cities. He has released several solo albums recorded live on various radio broadcasts, and live concerts, including Soak, Unseen Universe, AKA, and Live from Stars End. Chuck Van Zyl from WXPN's Stars End radioshow says Motzer's music "provokes thought and binds genres, about the plasticity of time, and how it may be felt as both infinite and finite, elusive and recognizable."
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs
1248 N. Front St
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/