Bloc Party

Bloc Party

The Drums, Them Jeans

Thu, August 9, 2012

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

Terminal 5

New York, NY

$35 advance / $40 day of show

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This event is all ages


Don't have tickets? Don't fret: We're live streaming Bloc Party's August 8 gig in full HD, kicking off at 9:30 PM EDT. Get all the details in the trailer below:

Bloc Party
Bloc Party
Bloc Party is an autonomous unit of un-extraordinary kids reared on pop culture between the years of 1976 and the present day. Like many such kids, between them they eventually concluded that their own attempts to imitate what had informed them could be construed as a worthy variation on the many forms that preceded. They do everything that's required to conform to the currently received ideas of what a band is: ostensibly to play instruments at the same time, but also have a title for the work created.

Kele picked up a guitar when his hands enabled him to do so and his brain gave him the inclination. Russell had already done as much beforehand when they met in 1998. In the fine print of music papers and in telephone conversations they enabled meetings with Gordon and Matt who also had ideas of some relevance to bring to the collective effort. In this sense a band was created.

Henceforth should follow a list of auteurs and musicians that figured in the formative minds of the four as they went about their work. But to do as much seems churlish in an already self-referential world. Suffice to say there would be no band without the efforts of guitar bands formed in British and American towns in the 70s, 80s and 90s, as well as visionary writers and artists of various kinds whose work has informed the world and culture itself as it stands. The precise names are as good as any you can come up with, in fact probably much, much better.

Bloc Party, who are currently in the studio working on their first new album in four years, are known for their killer dance beats, soaring guitar riffs and lyrical candor. Their catalogue is one of rave reviews and revered songcraft --- Silent Alarm, A Weekend in the City, and Intimacy were all some of the most acclaimed albums to be released in the Aughts.

Live, the four-piece delivers thrilling, one of a kind performances that ooze with punk-rock energy -- taking their already mind-blowing songs to an entirely different level.
The Drums
The Drums
The Drums offer the unlikeliest of hybrids, and stage a clash in their songs between wildly opposing aesthetics and ideas, as though Sun Records and Factory Records had joined forces. Let's Go Surfing, their debut single, released on Moshi Moshi (who put out early records by Hot Chip, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires and Kate Nash), features New Order-style trebly, melodic bass, Ventures-esque guitar, and what many are calling "the most infectious whistling line since Peter, Bjorn and John."

"We originally set out to start a band that sounded like The Wake," say The Drums, referring to the quintessential doleful mid-80s Factory band. And then, nailing their aesthetic, they add: "[But] there's an instant gratification in straightforward music. That's why we love the 1950s. It was the beginning of basic pop music. They did it from scratch and pulled these amazing, timeless melodies out of thin air." It's a combination that may not seem logical, but when you hear it you'll know you need it, you've gotta have it and it's what you've always been looking for.
Them Jeans
Them Jeans
Jason Stewart, better known to the world as Them Jeans, is a rare mix of diverse interests and unforgettable presence (he is 6 ft. 8 inches tall after all!). To categorize him as merely another DJ/producer would be to understate his drive and contributions to the current musical landscape in Los Angeles and increasing influence in the global music community. He has been the driving force behind world famous club night Dim Mak Tuesdays at Cinespace for over five years as both a DJ and promoter, helping to showcase acts as eclectic and renown as Justice, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi. His well thought out, genre-bending sets (spanning from house music to southern rap) have recently seen him gaining recognition from publications such as URB, Vapors, and XLR8R, while expanding his fan base through recent touring throughout North America and Europe. Not content with just furthering his musical craft, Jason continues to pursue his other passions in life which include an uncanny knowledge of food showcased through diehard Twittering, continued work as a talented graphic designer who produces much of the artwork for his own releases and events, and currently has a line of jeans in collaboration with clothing company, GRNapppletree. However, at the forefront of all of this is his relentless work on new and distinct musical creations.
Them Jeans's passion for a wide array of genres and sounds has found its way into his productions in truly innovative ways. It would be difficult to find another artist out there who can credit remixes by Sunday Girl, Glitch Mob, Childish Gambino, Diplo, and Munk to their repertoire and have it all fit perfectly. While they may seem disparate, all of his music shares a genuine belief in crafting one-of-a-kind listening experiences that look toward challenging people's perception of mainstream music and blurring the line between dance music and every other genre imaginable. Alongside the aforementioned remixes due out later this year, popular bootleg remixes done for the XX, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, and SBTRKT are garnering national attention and radio play. In 2011, he began to host an all talk, laugh out load, and incredibly informative radio podcast "Tall Tales" featuring guests from Juan Maclean, Justin Martin, Drop The Lime, Harvard Bass, and Jacque Renault. Them Jeans is keeping on his prolific creative pace with an original EP of uniquely crafted house music due out in early 2012 (Them Jeans and Anna Lunoe – Voodoo) and a sea of original music that should only help to solidify him as an artist not to be ignored.
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.terminal5nyc.com/