Citrus City Records Presents...


The Spirit Of The Beehive, Lance Bangs, Basmati

Fri, March 23, 2018

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


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

For the fourth time in one calendar year, we are ecstatic to welcome back the rulers in PALM! This Philly/NY band has been on tour constantly and we're humbled they love it here enough to keep returning. If you missed em on the last show here with Girlpool, here's your next chance! They also keep coming through with amazing bands, this time fellow Philadelphia natives SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE who also last played here on a sold out gig supporting Japanese Breakfast, so if you missed them, again, here's your chance! Supporting locally will be the first show in over 6 months from local mainstay who can't be kept down, the return of Citrus City's own LANCE BANGS as well as the always killer indie/psych/gaze rockers BASMATI!

Palm plays rock music backwards. Their songs bear a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in contradictions like this. The elements of any given song fit together like slightly melted puzzle pieces, serving up rigidity and looseness in equal measure. Palm songs imply architecture, but their compositional structures are somehow bound by different rules of physics than the ones we know. Lattices of guitar language (provided by Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt) intersect the rhythmic organism characterized by the twitchy throb of Gerasimos Livitsanos' bass and the careless tumble of Hugo Stanley's drums, with a layer of disembodied vocals draped atop the whole thing. Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained, the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.
Palm formed around 2011, shortly after its members met in college in Upstate New York. The years they spent writing and playing when not in school culminated into the release of Trading Basics in 2015, around which time they relocated to Philadelphia. Since then they've been playing shows throughout the country while they continue to hammer out their sound to be as refined as it is outlandish. More to come.
Lance Bangs
Lance Bangs
zoot rock / diy brah from Richmond, VA
music doesn't have to make sense
thanks for the support and love
regards to everybody out there reforming art and doin they thang

-bas mat is: seaton lou and bran

rats off to the jiff and mikey g
tonald the sampla
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220