Big Black Delta, Lavinia Slaughter, Dekades

Moheak Radio and The Satellite present

Big Black Delta

Lavinia Slaughter

Dekades

Sat, December 22, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Big Black Delta
Big Black Delta
Jonathan Bates’ solo project Big Black Delta was born from a several year hiatus from the music industry. After creating several EP’s and one LP with the Los Angeles based rock band Mellowdrone, Bates decided to leave the band in order to develop his conscious and create a different style of music. He bought a laptop from friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, Sonoio) and from there started creating a minimal, innovative sound that would transform into Big Black Delta. With the help of female drum duo Mahsa Zargaran and Amy Wood, Jonathan Bates takes you on a journey through space with a heavy snare and electronica sound.

They will be playing at The Satellite in Los Angeles on May 27th so do not miss out on the opportunity to travel to the cosmos with Big Black Delta.
Lavinia Slaughter
Lavinia Slaughter
Lauren White came of age in the northern countryside of Jutland in Denmark, but her ears and eyes tuned to America, the result of having an American father and a Danish mother. Isolated in childhood, her best friends were the records her parents had collected and the music that influenced their generation, T. Rex, Bowie, and Dylan. Their bookshelves became her best friends, everything from Shakespeare to Faulkner. The piano called her from the corner of their cozy living room and by age nine Lauren was composing her own songs, singing them softly to herself, and dreaming of a world bigger than she could imagine.
She found a passion for composing first in classical music until the age of thirteen, when she started her first band and fell in love with writing rock and roll songs. By the time she was grown and left Denmark behind, she knew her destiny would lead her on a musical journey worldwide and back to the states. Finally, after a dark and dreary winter in sunny California, homesick and broken hearted, Lauren found her light and salvation in Lavinia Slaughter.
The love child of Lauren White and producer, Norm Block, this past year has been spent developing what is now their passion, and the first EP was finished in summer, 2012. Auditioning members and finding their band of brilliant misfits, they began writing and recording day and night. After taking a two month break to rehearse and write, Lavinia Slaughter are already back in the studio recording their second EP due out this Winter.
Dekades
Dekades
Perhaps unwittingly, their moniker corroborates the truth behind their existence. Multigenerational and multifaceted, Dekades isn’t a democracy and they don’t have a leader. They function akin to a sleek five-legged arachnid, each with one spiny gam reaching out for unfettered terrain. It is precisely this unbalanced yet secure dynamic that lends itself to the musical tension expressed between the five disparate individuals, each with unique influences and contrasting tastes. It is rare to find a band where each member is encouraged to boldly hunt out influences, kill and skin the carcasses, and then return to the cave to share the feast.
To the lazy eye they fall into the tried and true industrial rock genre. But to the ear, all presumptions are scraped away to expose the sound of a machine constructed of dense flesh and bone. Here is not so much the grind of mechanism one expects, but a poignant soul hiding in plain sight behind waves of shimmering vibrations.
The veteran rhythm section of Chris Cano on drums and James Carter on bass rely more upon groove than rote aggression, mimicking the dark undercurrents of a pulsating human heart. Guitarist Josh Benson provides a rich wall of sound upon which multi-instrumentalist Matt Shores applies the chromatic textures. All this beautiful white noise is summoned behind vocalist/guitarist Arden Fisher, a tour de force in her own right.
Fisher, an accomplished visual artist, mines the depth of her soul to explore the lyrical dusk that lies within us all. But instead of taking the easy way out and scrawling the simplistic horror porn that dominates the blacker undertones of the alt rock genus, Fisher paints with impressionistic flair, drawing from experiences real and imagined to create a poetic tapestry full of darkness and light.
Alive, Dekades generates an intense sonic maelstrom befitting a band of their lineage. But unlike many of their contemporaries, they haven’t forgotten about the visual aspects of a performance. Fisher has the keen gift of holding an audience with her lupine presence that simultaneously contradicts and substantiates the vulnerability and power of her vocals. Benson completes the cinematic revelation by rapturing forth a level of stage production expertise usually reserved for stadium acts.
Dekades radiates a collective confidence which allows each member to advocate for their personal vision, which is then forged into an exquisite and stirring resonance unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed.

"If you’re into rock music that’s adorned with dark undertones, but still somehow manages to sound like a dream world – then check out 1.1, out now." - Golden Mixtape

“Shoe gaze, Psychedelia, loud bombastic art rock, these are just a few of the ways to describe the sound of Dekades"
- Brian Lacy (Audioeclectica)
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/