A Place to Bury Strangers, Ringo Deathstarr, Creepoid, Troller, Hidden Ritual

Tickets Available ($13)
Ages Price Status
ALL AGES $13 USD Tickets Available
Start End Category
2015-02-28 9:00pm 2015-03-01 2:00am Concert
Add to Calendar 2015-02-28 21:00:00 2015-03-01 02:00:00 11 A Place to Bury Strangers http://austin-music.com/s/a-place-to-bury-strangers-ringo-deathstarr-creepoid-troller-red-7-february-28 Red 7, 611 E 7th, Austin, 78701 YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
http://transmissionevents.queueapp.com/events/5191

Description

"There are moments where I'm really scared on stage," admits A Place to Bury Strangers bassist Dion Lunadon, "where it's really foggy and I know someone's swinging a guitar around. I don't give a fuck though; if a guitar is about to hit me in the head, oh well. It's going to make for a better show." He should know. After joining the Brooklyn-based trio in 2010, it only took a few shows before Lunadon smashed his bass against his face. The freshly drawn blood trickled like rain off of a tin roof. But since the band often plays in the dark, he couldn't actually see what happened. He had to keep going, and hope for the best. "That's the most intense fear and feeling—when you go to a show and you're actually scared," says frontman Oliver Ackermann, a co-founder of the soon-to-be-shuttered Death By Audio DIY space that's hosted its fair share of frantic, life-affirming shows. "Or you can palpably feel the danger in the music," adds Lunadon, "like it's going to fall apart at any moment and the players doing it are so in the moment they don't give a shit about anything else. They're just going for it. It's a gutter kinda vibe; everything about it is icky and evil and dangerous." The same could be said for A Place to Bury Strangers' fourth album, Transfixiation. Rather than fixate on precious recording techniques and minute details, the members of the group -- Ackermann, Lunadon, and hard-hitting drummer Robi Gonzalez -- trusted their instincts and tried to keep things as pure as possible. If that meant a mess of cross-contaminated microphones and mud-caked mistakes, so be it. Music is much more exhilarating when it's unpredictable, and from the tortured straight-to-tape transmission of "I Will Die" and molten funk melodies of "Straight" to the violent guitar spasms, cannon-like drums and not-so-idle threats of "Deeper," this is very much an unpredictable record. Gonzalez makes his recording debut with the band here and he’s helped push the band’s recorded sound closer to the intense level of its infamous live shows. Considering how controlled the chaos feels at every turn—the mark of a band at the peak of their powers—it's hard to imagine that Transfixiation almost didn't happen. Having spent nearly two straight years on the road, the musicians figured they'd parlay that momentum into a new record as soon as they got settled back home. And while the self-produced sessions at Death By Audio led to some fantastic material, Ackermann hit a wall near the end of that initial month. He needed a long break. "The way it was broken off was so intense," he says. "It got to be too much, where we—or at least I—almost had a meltdown or something. I felt like we had to stop, and I wasn't even sure if the album was going to get finished or if we were going to be friends again." Two months passed by with little communication between the three members. Lunadon worked on other recordings, and Gonzalez retreated to a mountainous region in the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, Ackermann pieced together the set: fresh compositions, songs that had already been recorded in Brooklyn, and the fruit of an earlier recording session with Serena Maneesh frontman Emil Nikolaisen in Norway. Thankfully, everything clicked. A Place to Bury Strangers became whole again, with a bond—onstage and off—that's arguably stronger than it's ever been. "Things go wrong all the time," explains Lunadon, "so with anything that's thrown at us, we have to make the best of it and turn something into gold instead of falling apart." "The one thing we have in common is this fire when we're playing," adds Gonzalez. "I don't know; it's real intense." The well-oiled Lunadon-Gonzalez rhythm section has adapted to Ackermann's unique style of playing -- the pair has embraced the chain-linked effects (Ackermann has produced custom pedals for such major artists as Lou Reed, My Bloody Valentine, The Flaming Lips, and Nine Inch Nails) and minimized the drum fills. "It's not rocket science," says Lunadon, "but rock 'n' roll shouldn't be. When you start to do bluesy scales or try to be too fancy, it doesn't work for us. You gotta keep it simple and seize the moment.”

Venue Info

Name Cross Streets Address Website
Red 7 E 7th & Sabine 611 E 7th
Austin, TX 78701
red7austin.com

Red 7

    Austin Music News

    Rescheduled Purity Ring show canceled in Austin show due to flooding

    C3 Conerts’ website has the show canceled despite no announcement from the band. Earlier in the day they had posted on their Facebook the show would continue despite torrential rain but that post was deleted and the official ticket link went dead. An employ at the Austin Music Hall posted he was told to stay... Read more »

    Purity Ring cancels Austin show due to weather

    Despite the rainy weather many concert goers showed at 7pm for the Stubb’s show featuring Born Gold, BRAIDS and Purity Ring. Even before the doors opened questions arose on Stubb’s Facebook page after “Don’t forget to wear your rain gear tonight for Purity Ring- no umbrellas permitted!” was posted concerning the weather. A Tornado Watch... Read more »

    ACL 2015 Lineup Leaks Early

    A webpage with the 2015 lineup was published to Austin City Limits Music Festival’s website late Sunday night. Though the page was taken down from the official site the Google cached version is still available at the time of writing.  Here is a breakdown of both weekend lineups: Weekend One Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes,... Read more »

    Add to Calendar button added to show pages

    Every show page now features an "Add to Calendar" button. It provides an easily one-click solution for adding events to your Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, Yahoo, and Hotmail Calendars.

    Blues on the Green with Shinyribs postponed third time due to rain

    Shinyribs just can’t catch a break with the Austin weather. This is the second time Blues on the Green with Shinyribs and Tameca Jones had to be postponed due to rain and the third postponed show for the year. The new date is set for Wednesday, August 13th due. July 23rd with Robert Ellis and... Read more »

    Blues on the Green postponed second time

    Shinyribs and Tameca Jones rescheduled to play July 16th. The next Blues on the Green is July 9th with Grupo Fantasma and Greyhounds. Wet conditions in Austin also forced the first 2014 Blues on the Green to be postponed featuring Saints of Valory and Wild Child. UPDATE: In order to preserve Zilker Park, KGSR and the Parks Department have agreed... Read more »

    Austin Town Hall

    Levitation Preview: Spiritualized

    What’s that?  Levitation is this weekend!?  It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the chaos of SXSW and all that jazz.  So ready or not, ATH will be out this weekend in full force covering the festival just like you know we do.  Since we are just a few short days away, we’ll […]

    Austin Music Club

    Spoon’s Secret Show @ Hotel Vegas

    As you’ve undoubtedly heard Spoon played a free “secret show” in Austin Tuesday May 6th to kick off their new tour.  Murmurs of the show began as a clue from Sweet Spirit: “Playing a “secret show” tomorrow at Vegas with a band that is also a utensil they go on at 10pm we go on at 11pm... Read more »

    Disclaimer

    • Prices and avaiblility of tickets is not guaranteed.
    • Prices do not include ticketing fees.
    • Always double check information on venue/ticket website.

    Discover Austin shows, bands, music and more!

    Austin Music is a technology platform at its heart. Our content aggregators always search the internet for the latest information and the hottest shows. Use it on your phone, tablet or desktop and get ready to experience all the gigs Austin has to offer at your fingertips. Read more »

    Contact

    hello@austin-music.com
    1934

    © 2014 Austin Music