Lazer/Wulf

Lazer/Wulf

Backwoods Payback, Dumb Waiter, The Bronzed Chorus

Sat, August 18, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Atlanta prog-thrash freaks LAZER/WULF return to RVA yet again render you awe-struck from watching some true instrumental machines do what they do best! They'll be joined by PA veteran heavies (and now RVA with the addition of Erik Larson), BACKWOODS PAYBACK and Greensboro's full duo THE BRONZED CHORUS. Topping off this helluva lawnmower show are local avant-jazz/prog/metal rulers DUMB WAITER!

Lazer/Wulf
Lazer/Wulf
American experimental Metal band from Athens/Atlanta, Georgia.
Dumb Waiter
Dumb Waiter
Dumb Waiter is a band who writes a jammy, melodic amalgam of math rock, jazz, metal, and punk. The band is comprised of four members who have varying levels of musical education, but have achieved a high level of technical proficiency on their respective instruments. Together they blend a love for heavily distorted tones, melodic complexity, volatile energy, and augmented chord shapes to create "Dumb Waiter". Thumping blast beats and effected bass grooves lay the bottom layer over which spiraling guitar work and free-wheeling sax noises progress and thrive.

What makes Dumb Waiter unique is their obsession with song construction. Each member represents a different pole of musical upbringing, interests and style choices that meet in the middle to form refined chaos. The quartet feeds off their own differences by constantly challenging one another to play faster, more technically proficient, and yet more melodic. On stage, Dumb Waiter has a playful presence that's palpable. They're clearly good friends and close musical compatriots. Song titles like "Cheese Vader," "Wet Brain Boy," and "Yoga Bacon" highlight the band's intrinsic duel between an odd, intellectual sense of humor and dedication to conscious songwriting. Their home base, Richmond, VA, has a thriving music scene where bands are encouraged to collaborate and tour together regardless of genre.

Dumb Waiter's new record is called "Cancel Christmas" and it's due out sometime in 2016. Watch them preview a few gnarly tracks from the upcoming release here on Audiotree Live.
The Bronzed Chorus
The Bronzed Chorus
The Greensboro instro-rock act finds nontraditional ways to be catchy. Joyce's pedal-driven guitar melodies are expressive and lyrical, with him often playing both phrases of a call-and-response. And Allen's drumkit seems to have no boundaries, with him keeping synths and even a modified Atari 2600 within reach while he plays. Allen contributes as much as Joyce to the danceable, pop-educated instrumentalism that is The Bronzed Chorus. While it can be pretty jaw-dropping to watch his one-handed snare rolls, it's essential to note that the eternal multi-tasker also plays rhythm, melody, and texture lines on the aging gadgets that surround him. -Corbie Hill/Independent Weekly
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://strangematterrva.com/