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Friday 01 July 2016 – Pegstar Presents Jessy Lanza * DJ Taye (doors 8pm, all ages)

July 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Friday 01 July 2016 – Pegstar Presents Jessy Lanza * DJ Taye (doors 8pm, all ages)

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Jessy Lanza (Hamilton, Ontario)
http://jessylanza.com/

Jessy Lanza’s second album ‘Oh No’ is addressed to her own constant nervousness. The pressure of music making, which used to calm her nerves, has led to a whole new world of contingencies that stoke the anxiety mill. The exclamation ‘Oh No’, for Jessy, marks yet another incident of randomness interrupting her tranquillity. All of which seems at odds with the confidence and spontaneity of this second album as well as recent collaborationswith the likes of Caribou, DJ Spinn and Morgan Geist and his Galleria project.

Made in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, with production partner Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys, the plaintive, reverb drizzled mood of the first album has all but given away to a more direct, self-assured and joyful album. As with many artists whose hometown lie off the usual network of cultural hotspots, ‘Oh No’ is driven positively by the idea of making music that isn’t inspired by where she lives. Instead, the album resonates more with the philosophy of experimental pop of Japanese 80s electro outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra and Jessy’s breathless, pitched vocals are reminiscent of YMO collaborator Miharu Koshi. Playfully laced with cascading arpeggios, crispy drum machines and breezy songs, ‘Oh No’ has an infectious energy that has been brewing in her live shows since her first album. As Jessy says ‘I want to make people feel good and I want to make myself feel good’.

The album oscillates between the languid, coiled, arpeggiated slow jams of ‘New Ogi’, ‘GoingSomewhere’, ‘Begins’, ‘Could be u’, ‘I Talk BB’ and the low slung 808 groove of ‘Vivaca’, where Jessy’s vocal gymnastics run wild over minimal drums and synths, and the catchy upbeat boogie of ‘VV Violence’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘OhNo’ and the high point of ‘It Means I Love You” which has a sparse addictive bounce with a pitched up vocal refrain and a nod to Shangaan electro.

The trials of dealing with nervousness are also encrypted into the artwork, such as the plants that recur in the sleeve and videos.As Jessy remarked, “I became obsessed with surrounding myself with tropical plants. I’ve been convinced that the air quality in our house is slowly killing us. It might sound crazy but the plants have made a huge difference.”

Anxiety and botanical remedies or not, ‘Oh No’ is a bold second album from Jessy and a marked step forward for her sound.

 

 

DJTaye

DJ Taye (Chicago, IL)
https://www.facebook.com/djtaye/

Chicago footwork producer DJ Taye made his name as one of the youngest artists affiliated with the Teklife crew, which he joined in 2010. Born in 1994, he began making hip-hop beats and rapping at age 11, and was introduced to the sounds of DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn in 2007. Entranced by the head-spinning beats, booming bass, and frantically cut-up samples, he began producing his own tracks in that style, and eventually racked up several digital releases and mix sessions. Tracks by Taye appeared on Hyperdub’s 2014 compilations Hyperdub 10.1 and Next Life, and the label signed him, releasing his debut vinyl EP, Break It Down, the following year

 

Friday July 01, 2016
Pegstar Presents: Jessy Lanza
DJ Taye
all ages, doors 8pm
Tickets $10 adv, $12 day of
Tickets Available at:
On Sale: Friday Apr 15, 2016 at 10am
Announce on Tuesday Apr 12, 2016 at 12pm

Thursday 30 June 2016 – Rudz Beer Tasting Dinner with Joe Apa featuring 11 Below

June 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Thursday 30 June 2016 – Rudz Beer Tasting Dinner with Joe Apa featuring 11 Below

Join us one Thursday every month as Joe Apa, formerly of T’afia and Plum Easy Kitchens, brings you food carefully paired with beer selections from some of the finest breweries around. Each month features a different brewery and a unique dining experience.  Prices vary for each dinner but reserving before the Monday of the dinner will get you the early bird discount.

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Join us on Thursday, June 30th for the 103rd

Monthly Beer Dinner

featuring

11 Below Brewing Company!

“Why 11 Below? It’s easy. Start with the oilfield, and move to the brewing industry, just like our founders. There’s 42 gallons in a barrel of crude oil, but only 31 gallons in a barrel of beer. See what we did there?”

 

More details to come…

 

 

Tuesday 28 June 2016 – Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle * Vulgarnaut * Sleeping Ancient (all ages)

June 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on Tuesday 28 June 2016 – Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle * Vulgarnaut * Sleeping Ancient (all ages)

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Wizard Rifle (Portland OR)
https://wizardrifle.bandcamp.com/

WIZARD RIFLE are a two piece progressive metal act consisting of Sam FORD (vocals, drums) and Max DAMERON (vocals, guitars) from Portland, Oregon, USA founded in early 2010. They released a demo tape in 2010, ”Kitties and Pie!!!”, before being signed to Seventh Rule Records for their debut LP ”Speak Loud Say Nothing” in March of 2012.

WIZARD RIFLE’s playing style is comparable to tech groups of a similar setup, such as HELLA or BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS, but that’s where the comparisons end. While often very techy and noodly, their sound draws heavily from a number of different genres of rock and metal, with heavy tribute paid to stoner and doom rock legends like BLACK SABBATH and ELECTRIC WIZARD with equal amounts of worship for sludgy fuzz rockers like THE MELVINS or BIG BUSINESS and sharp noise rock a la SONIC YOUTH or SHELLAC. Despite the strong influence from untraditionally progressive rock and metal bands, the band still manages to create a unique and lively sound of their own that earns its stripes among the ranks of the hybrid metal acts on ProgArchives, and is recommended for fans of the stranger side of progressive metal. – NecronCommander
Tuesday June 28, 2016

 

Vulgarnaught

Vulgarnaut (Houston, TX)
https://vulgarnaut.bandcamp.com

4 piece psychedelic doom band from Houston, TX.

 

Sleeping Ancient (Houston, TX)
http://sleepingancient.bandcamp.com/

Sleeping Ancient is an instrumental, sludge-rock band from Houston, TX

 

Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle
Vulgarnaut, Sleeping Ancient
all ages, doors 8pm
Advance $10.00
Day Of: $12.00
Box Office: $13.00

 

Tickets Available at:

 

 

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Monday 27 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

June 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Monday 27 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Houston Press Best of 2013 Winner
Best Open-Mike Comedy Night Houston 2013
With a decent amount of local talent, Houston deserves more stages to feature homegrown comics. Thankfully, Rudz has stepped forward to devote one night a week to nurturing newcomers and showcasing seasoned vets…you can check out a rotating cast of characters, for free — you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find a more fun way to spend a Monday night. Especially if your next Monday night involves going to a funeral. Trust us, this’ll be waaaay funnier.” – Houston Press
Our Free Comedy Open Mic Show Opens At 7:30. Show starts at 8:00

Sunday 26 June 2016 – Pegstar Presents: New Madrid (all ages, doors 8pm)

June 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on Sunday 26 June 2016 – Pegstar Presents: New Madrid (all ages, doors 8pm)

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New Madrid (Athens, GA)
http://www.newmadridband.com/

 

From the southern wilds of Athens, GA comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their music is a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat – engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction- displayed the band’s inherent talents and introduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music- mecca hometown, Yardboat garnered “Album of the Year,” and the band’s formula of constant touring and creative restlessness earned them “Artist of the Year” at the Flagpole Music Awards. In the summer of 2013, New Madrid signed to local start-up Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to record what would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length finds New Madrid further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection of collaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely on analog tape during a cool, wet July – once again under the direction of David Barbe – Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of the churning “Manners” to the infectious driving beat behind “Forest Gum.” The tracks here are more concentrated than Yardboat’s offerings, but fans of New Madrid’s expansive tendencies will be sated by the record’s final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions (“Homesick” and “And She Smiles”). The album’s body of music was conceived as a singular piece and is best consumed that way.

In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer is a testament that making music for shared space still remains. With their sophomore album, New Madrid continues to redefine

 

 

Sunday June 26, 2016
Pegstar Presents: New Madrid
$10, All Ages
Doors 8pm

Thursday 30 June 2016 – Rudz Beer Tasting Dinner with Joe Apa featuring 11 Below

Tuesday 28 June 2016 – Pegstar presents Wizard Rifle * Vulgarnaut * Sleeping Ancient (all ages)

Monday 27 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Sunday 26 June 2016 – Pegstar Presents: New Madrid (all ages, doors 8pm)

Saturday 25 June 2016 – Ruckus * Jess Wilson Band (EP Release)

Friday 24 June 2016 – Giant Kitty * Math Patrol * Biz (doors 8pm)

Thursday 23 June 2016 – Alex Riddle * Ricky Stein * Neil Kogut

Tuesday 21 June 2016 – Bootown presents Grown Up Storytime #91 (8pm & 10pm shows)

Monday 20 June 2016 – Rudyard’s Open Mic Comedy Night (Free!! doors 7:30pm)

Sunday 19 June 2016 – Chiefs * Funeral Horse * Jody Seabody and the Whirls