Little Graves / Airpark / Films On Song
Venue: The Ante Room
Address: 219 W. Water St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 284-8561
Little Graves is an intense power trio that juxtaposes influences from punk, post-punk, grunge, prog rock, psychedelia, and noise with musique concrete, samples, and field recordings. The members of Little Graves hail from up and down the east coast and cut their teeth in the NY and Providence music scenes. Little Graves taps into the raw subconscious by simultaneously drawing upon and eschewing tradition and narrative so that each listener may create their own unique meaning. Through exploration of the dissonance between the engineered and the natural, Little Graves strives to reflect the surreal beauty of the living experience. Mostly, Little Graves is three guys who live to make noise.
Airpark – Taking their cues from a wide set of influences — the rhythmic world music of Tinariwen and Lijadu Sisters; the production of Air, Damon Albarn, and Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel; the tenor vocal range of Big Star’s Alex Chilton and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, with the occasional pop crooner delivery of Harry Nilsson — the two unveil their new direction with Airpark’s debut EP, Early Works, Volume 1. It’s a sound that targets the feet and the head. It’s pop music for thinkers. It’s dance music for wallflowers. And with the brothers pulling triple-duty as songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and co-producers, Early Works, Volume 1 is their most forward-thinking project to date, pairing the band’s growing ambition with musical chops to match.
Films On Song unites Jonathan Teeter (formerly of KNDRGRDN) and Lucas Brown (Breakers) to front a varied yet distinct world of melodies. A little Belle and Sebastian with a hint The Smiths, the band tackles offbeat subjects from the sandman’s secret agenda, to the melancholy of forgotten satellites. Backed by the beautiful voice and piano of Eliza Janus and driven by shape-shifting beats from Lucas Lyons, Films on Song propels you to move with songs that C-VILLE Weekly says “will stick in your head for hours, even days, after hearing them.”
All Ages // $8 // 7 PM Doors // 8 PM Show