SATURDAY
May 14, 2016 | doors at 11:00pm
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Shaky Knees Festival presents:
SHAKY KNEES LATE NIGHT 2
PARQUET COURTS
B Boy | Priests
$1 from each ticket purchased goes to Songs for Kids charity
  • $20
  • $23
  • ADVANCE
  • DAY OF SHOW
Parquet Courts
Little was said about Parquet Courts' debut effort, American Specialties. Released exclusively on cassette tape, the quasi-album was an odd collection of 4 track recordings that left those who were paying attention wanting more. A year of woodshedding live sets passed before the Courts committed another song to tape. The band's first proper LP, Light Up Gold, is a dynamic and diverse foray into the back alleys of the American DIY underground. Bright guitars swirl serpentine over looping, groovy post-punk bass lines and drums that border on robotic precision. While the initial rawness of the band's early output remains, the songwriting has gracefully evolved. Primary wordsmiths A. Savage and Austin Brown combine for a dynamic lyrical experience, one part an erudite overflow of ideas, the other an exercise in laid-back observation. Lyrically dense, the poetry is in how it flows along with the melody, often times as locked-in as the rhythm section.

"This record is for the over-socialized victims of the 1990's 'you can be anything you want', Nickelodeon-induced lethargy that ran away from home not out of any wide-eyed big city daydream, but just out of a subconscious return to America's scandalous origin," writes Savage in the album's scratched-out liner notes. Recorded over a few days in an ice-box practice space, Light Up Gold is equally indebted to Krautrock, The Fall, and a slew of contemporaries like Tyvek and Eddy Current Suppression Ring.

Though made up of Texan transplants, Parquet Courts are a New York band. Throw out the countless shallow Brooklyn bands of the blasé 2000's: Light Up Gold is a conscious effort to draw from the rich culture of the city - the bands like Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, and the Velvet Underground that are not from New York, but of it. A panoramic landscape of dilapidated corner-stores and crowded apartments is superimposed over bare-bones Americana, leaving little room for romance or sentiment. It's punk, it's American, it's New York"¦ it's the color of something you were looking for.
B BOY
B Boy
Three psychos that came to be through fate by way of necessity, B Boys offer up to the world their sonic manifesto, No Worry No Mind. A relief from the mania, an expression of duality, an extension of Dadaism.
Born in different times from alternate altered states, these B’s convene on the astral plane, channeling the individual experience and wisdom from their respective points of origin into a singular entity. Abstraction takes a triangular form: vibrant guitar melodies, undulating bass lines, deep swirling grooves. Sounds that transcend a linear timeline, splintering out across multiple spectrums. Interlocking vocals skillfully bob and weave overtop, their mantras resounding. But don’t be fooled, they’re just like anyone else — they put their chinos on one leg at a time.
You’ve got something growing out your neck, my friend. Are you willing to hear its call? Open your Self to the frequencies and let the vibrations illuminate your being.
Priests
"Politicized Washington, DC punks Priests cracked our list of 2013′s 40 Best New Bands largely on the strength of their rousing live show. As someone who caught the band opening for Ex Hex last week, I can attest to the unnerving, electrifying presence of lead singer Katie Alice Glass and the organic connectivity that allows this band to wield such fearsome power. Priests' frenetic rhythms and unhinged bass spasms hearken to historic DC noisemakers Fugazi, the Dismemberment Plan, Q And Not U, and Bikini Kill. But despite their obvious heritage, this band's unique presence is unmistakable, particularly the approachable yet fiercely confrontational way Glass leads the charge. Even if she didn't have such a way with words the sheer bracing immediacy of her stage presence would tell you she's got something to say." - Stereogum
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