New Belgium Brewing Presents
Buke & Gase
Like A Villain, Holophrase
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 18 and over
All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show.
Buke & Gase
Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez improvise, organize, mix, master, release and perform genuine, contradictory, rhythmically dense, thoughtfully lyricized and melodically-driven sonic landscapes. Always accounting for self-sufficiency they aim to perform each sound live, utilizing all available limbs to manipulate their sonic space. They filter and tweak the self designed instruments referred to in their nom de plume through multiple effects concurrently while triggering home-crafted rhythms in time, therefore, the duo is often seated during their shows, and the flurry of action onstage has led many an observer to question who plays what and how in the deceivingly wide aural experience. The girl sings her heart out; medics will siren their arrival shortly after the final note to replace her throbbing meat-ball with scotch tape and pliers.
Along their journey as Buke (byük) and Gase (gãce) they’ve toured the world and shared stages with Battles, So Percussion, The National, Swans, Owen Pallett, Tomahawk, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Reggie Watts, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Tyondai Braxton, tUnE-yArDs, Mission of Burma, Tinariwen, Ahleuchatistas, Zs, Animal Collective, Landlady, How to Dress Well, among many others, proving to fit well in a diverse array of musical arenas.
Like A Villain
Holland Andrews is a singer, composer, improvisor, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist based out of Portland, OR. They perform under the stage name, Like a Villain, both in the United States and internationally. Andrews, a self-taught extended-technique vocalist and musician, has garnered reputable attention for their lush array of vocalizations and sonorous arrangements that consist mostly of their voice, clarinet, and effects, all which are artfully organized. The compositions of Andrews can begin sparsely, almost uncannily; a single measure to begin the momentum of which only builds and destabilizes, builds and restabilizes until, at a point of pure catharsis, when the layered orchestration has reached its completion, Andrews begins to wail, connecting to something unseen and powerful in full control of their own voice; a feat that feels both energetically raw and impressively curated. Andrews’s influences are as wide-reaching as their performance, ranging from Arvo Pärt, Stephen Sondheim, and Diamanda Galas to the experimental terrains of also both ambient and noise music. Lately, in addition to performing solo work, Andrews has set significant attention on performance, traveling extensively throughout the world as musical accompaniment to avant-garde dance and theater for which she provides composition, texture, and atmosphere. In addition to stage, the cinematic nature of Andrews' music has also garnered them experience in scoring for film, as well. Andrews is also an experienced vocal improvisor and enjoys the process of writing through improvisation.
Holophrase's new album Stay Being is the product of an extended reinvention. In 2012 the Denver based group released a promising experimental rock record with Horizons of Expectation. Recorded and produced by the late Ikey Owens at Sundayhouse Studios, Horizons was impossible to pigeonhole drawing comparisons to early Magazine and Brian Eno. Soon after its release Holophrase lost one of its founding members and had to reconfigure and reimagine its sound and mode of operating. At that time keyboard players Luis Etscheid and Caleb Henning established their pedal making operation, Mantic Conceptual, and both entered Moog's circuit bending championship with Etscheid coming in first place in 2012. That resulted in Etscheid being awarded a Moog Voyager, which, once he started experimenting with the synthesizer, seemed much more interesting than playing guitar.
The band's new focus meant that Holophrase essentially dropped out of playing live for two years as it retooled its sound toward an almost entirely electronic direction with Malgorzata Stacha’s vocals bringing a luminously soulful quality to the gritty and beat-driven soundscapes. Holophrase had intended to record its next record with Ikey but their mentor passed in October 2014. However, Holophrase was able to bring together an unlikely group of collaborators to enrich the songs they would take in to record at Dryer Plug Studio.
Drummer/producer Tyler Lindgren joined Holophrase for the first Stay Being sessions in January 2015 and shorty after became a permanent member. Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos brought his gift for unpredictable musical phrasing, Kalyn Heffernan and Joshua Trinidad of Wheelchair Sports Camp infused the music with imaginative soundscaping and The Mars Volta's bassist Juan Alderete contributed his own inventive rhythms to “No Matter What.” Holophrase's new sound and vibe is closer to hip-hop than rock. However, at its heart, Stay Being is a pop album in the best sense in drawing upon and synthesizing broadly disparate influences to craft music that need not be narrowly defined.