The War On Drugs – BMR Holiday Soiree – Tickets – Iron City – Shows – Birmingham, AL – December 17th, 2017

 
 
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The War On Drugs - BMR Holiday Soiree

The War On Drugs - BMR Holiday Soiree

Lo Moon

Sunday, Dec 17th 2017

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

Iron City - Shows

Birmingham, AL

$35.00 - $40.00

This event is all ages

The War On Drugs
The War On Drugs
Philedelphia's the War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then -- with each song -- they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what's absolutely necessary and dig into what sounds like the best kind of fucked up. As on their 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, central member Adam Granduciel takes small moments occurring over multiple tapes and multiple song versions, and puts every last drop of trust in his own keen instinct of momentum.

That's not to overshadow the sharp, personal songwriting at play here. There are certainly cues taken from our very best American bards (Dylan, Petty, Springsteen). Yet, The War on Drugs are wise enough to also implode those cues or send themselves into outer space when the moment calls for it. The driving organ riff that pushes "Baby Missiles," from the band's 2010 epic EP Future Weather, may well be inspired by a fever dream of Springsteen rather than any particular song in his catalogue. And the endless layers of guitar melody and atmospherics of "Comin' Through," also from Future Weather, rather than add weither to the vessell, only work to fill its sails with warmer and warmer winds.
Lo Moon
Lo Moon
Lo Moon are a three-piece band based in LA who's debut song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem
called “Loveless,” is already receiving early love from the likes of NPR Music, KROQ,
KCRW, KEXP, Buzzbands LA, and more. The song was recently featured on NPR’s “Heavy
Rotation” list for 2016, with notable music programmer Bruce Warren of WPXN calling it
“shimmering, immersive, and otherworldly... Loveless is a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of
song.” The song has already had over two million streams since it was released in the fall. The
band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album and will be releasing a music video by Warren
Fu (Daft Punk, Strokes, Killers) for Loveless shortly.