Night Marchers (feat. Jon Reis of Drive like Jehu, Rocket from The Crypt and Hot Snakes), The Intelligence, Mrs. Magician

The Satellite presents

Night Marchers (feat. Jon Reis of Drive like Jehu, Rocket from The Crypt and Hot Snakes)

The Intelligence

Mrs. Magician

Fri, February 22, 2013

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

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

This event is 21 and over

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Night Marchers (feat. Jon Reis of Drive like Jehu, Rocket from The Crypt and Hot Snakes)
Night Marchers (feat. Jon Reis of Drive like Jehu, Rocket from The Crypt and Hot Snakes)
After inventing stainless steel and "Ass Kicking Rock and Roll"®, here they go again reinventing the MP3! It's a new year and another handful of mind-blowing rat turds are flung at the "scene." Your iPod never sounded as crispy. Ladies and Gentleman…. I present to you the next SoCal, mall punk, stupor group; THE NIGHT MARCHERS!…. apparitions of modern day street warriors that manifest in the neglected corners of subterranean, Rock 'n Roll lore.

Take Speedo (ex Rocket from the Crypt barker/broom swinger, Hot Snakes riff architect, Drive Like Jehu octavarian, The Sultans booking agent, Pitchfork stylist, and lest not forget Swami Records honcho humungous and KBZT 94.9 FM DJ to the stars). Then add the black Irish of Dner (ex Hot Snakes subsonic maestro, current Beehive and the Barracudas legal representative, White Apes roadie and merchandise coordinator, and of course, I would be remiss to not mention his ongoing contributions to the field of recording science at the helm of Strange Sounds recording studio). Now reinforce these bad intentions with Thee Mount Olympus of all rhythm sections. Literally, an all-Greek powerhouse suspended by Ionic fortitude and bathed in a distilled olive oil suitable for the same rectal lubrication that eased in democracy and the Olympics. J. Sinclair K. propels these files with the same vintage overload he brought on the drums while steering Hot Snakes, Delta 72, Bardo Pond and Mule. At the ripe young age of 56, newcomer Thomas Kitsos, aka Titus Gangbangus of CPC Gangbangs fame, lays a heavy pipe on the four string bass guitar. Tommy recently relocated to San Diego from Montreal where his father owns and operates a Greek Restaurant, and his mother is a witch/fortune teller. After one listen to the band's earliest demos, the Department of Naturalization & Immigration granted Titus a green card with no questions asked. A quick Wikipedia search will tell you no less.

See You In Magic is THE NIGHT MARCHERS' first record. The band entered the newly constructed City of Refuge studio in the fall of 2007 and emerged with these downloads. The studio's black lava walls are located under the landing flight path of San Diego International Airport, so the sound of jet engines can be heard throughout the files. Recorded by Dave Gardner (Magneto Mastering, debonair, Midwest bass player and long time Swami collaborator), extra care and attention was spent getting the tastiest data possible. From the Byrds-cum-Wipers barrel of "Jump In The Fire" to the vibrating Bo Diddley meets Dez Cadena of "Closed For Inventory" or The Nervous Eaters meets Backstabbers' beat sleeper known as "You've Got Nerve," this record is a collage of Speedo's favorite guitars, guitarists and guitar stories. Although this listener can whiff on the faint aroma of Flamin' Groovies, The Nerves, Status Quo, Black Merda and similar black acid jams, it's all filtered through a tight quartet who lacerate with the calculated attack of a small, Japanese whaling operation.

THE NIGHT MARCHERS have plans to scour the nightclubs of the world for converts to their hybrid "Rock Or Roll" enlightenment.
The Intelligence
The Intelligence
The Intelligence have been a band / musical project since 1999. To date The Intelligence have released seven singles, five split singles, two EPs, seven albums and have made eight compilation appearances. I’ve probably even missed a couple. They join the ranks of artists like Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall in the department of those whose output could be considered hyper-prolific or impossible to keep up with. That said, like the afore mentioned artists, with each release The Intelligence continue to evolve, grow artistically and top themselves. And, YES, you do need to keep up with all the releases.

On “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me” The Intelligence do indeed top themselves. Like their last album, “Males” from 2010, they have returned to The Hangar with Chris Woodhouse to record. As with “Males” they seem to continue to jettison their previous deliberate blown-out, lo-fi recording approach for a much clearer sound. Not that there’s any give-up in intensity. The band’s scrambling post-punk guitars, its straight-up, dry-as-a-bone drums, its laconically abstract verses are all here, just viewed through an unusually clear lens. If you didn’t have the songs or the chops this sort of thing could reveal some weaknesses but, in this instance, it showcases Lars Finberg’s knack for writing catchy songs, which incorporate pop hooks, metronomically repetitive guitar riffs and new wavey synth moves.

For those who haven’t been paying attention, The Intelligence are the brainchild of Lars Finberg (former of the A-Frames, currently of Thee Oh Sees and Wounded Lion). The Intelligence began as a studio project in which Finberg played all instruments on his home recordings. As the band began to play live and tour the releases have volleyed between full band recordings and Lars layering all tracks himself. On “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me” Finberg has gone for a mixed approach. Having recently relocated to Los Angeles, Lars assembled an LA line up of the band. Still spending much time at the band’s original home base of Seattle, he has retained a separate line up in that city as well. For this new album he has used them both….as well as doing some songs all by himself. He also invited a number of guests to come in and add to it. The result is the most varied yet cohesive Intelligence album to date.


“You always wonder, listening to deliberately lo-fi albums, whether the fuzz is there to cover up weaknesses, and what these songs would sound like if you could actually hear them. In The Intelligence’s case, they sound pretty damned good. I’m just not sure that would hold true for everyone.”
- Dusted

“Lars Finberg is like a friend you're not sure you want to hang out with. He's a troublemaker, a possessor of a hyper-caustic (and often side-splitting) wit, and you wouldn't want to find yourself in his crosshairs. But you get the feeling from his recordings that he always has a story to tell, and if you don't kick back for a few beers with him, you're going to miss something great.”
- Pitchfork
Mrs. Magician
Mrs. Magician
Mrs. Magician hails from the pilings of various San Diego piers. Like those pilings, their sound is encrusted with salty hooks drenched in waves of reverb and barnacled, fuzz. These pop songs are massive and betray the beach shack bummer of the summer posture that these hoodad's exude.

"Strange Heaven" is the band's debut album and magnifies the cacophonous lullabies of the their four previous singles. This record is for connoisseur's of fuzz, distortion, echo and reverb who prefer their noise to be tempered liberally with minor key, bubblegum and (at times)haunting melody. Recorded and produced by John Reis (of Hot Snakes, RFTC, Night Marchers, Drive Like Jehu) in the same way of the old masters in order to achieve a more musical hiss and crackle. The result is a timely and hopefully timeless artifact.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
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