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Yield! The promotional powers that be have tinkered, tailored, soldered and spliced together a gig of massive proportions – the untamed prowess of These Are Powers will be shocking to behold. Foggy Notions summed it with a thrill in this press release:
Ferocious and unhinged, when These Are Powers perform live, it is a kind of spiritual journey, a futuristic fire dance hailing from Chicago and Brooklyn. The bass smolders, topping its low-end sub-rumble with a high-end flutter; abstract beats emanate from the electro-acoustic stand-up drum kit. And piercing through is Anna Barie’s guitar while she and Noecker call and respond. Barie blasts through a litany of expressive guitar sounds and full-throated yelps and howls with a confrontational, explosive energy that often finds her entangled with audience members, leaping through the air, or sprawled on the floor in front of the stage.
To contrast this violent confrontation of sound, three very different local bands have been plied on to the bill to up the ante as the night goes on. Cap Pas Cap, Thread Pulls and Grey Mayhem are of wildly different dispositions and yet, you can hear in the mixes below below exactly why the extra edge they provide tomorrow night will prove so crucial…
It’s a late show kicking off at 10pm through to 230 and the Skinny Wolves will be all paws on decks to provide pre- and post-gig DJ skullduggery. Tickets are €13 from WAV, Tickets.ie etc and go towards kickstarting your bank holiday weekend with quadruple-trouble power.