The Bunker presents Victoria Lucas, Tallboys, Aaron Spectre, Society Suckers, and Jason BK at subTonic
The Bunker presents Victoria Lucas, Tallboys, Aaron Spectre, Society Suckers, and Jason BK at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 9p-3a
Tonight we host an evening of breakcore insanity ... not for the faint of heart, but very rewarding for those who can handle some futuristic breaks. Society Suckers make frantic, precisely arranged psychedelic pogo trash music. born out of a frustration with emotionless dance music, 1997's debut "anti-carnivore" featured their trademark ultrahigh frequency melodies and precisely arranged hyper breakbeats, becoming a breakcore standard before the genre had a name. the society suckers' live shows blend focused turntable skills with emotionally charged gear tormenting - it's a manic combination of breakcore opera, rave hooks, pogo anthems and structural mayhem. Aaron Spectre makes digital sounds with a distorted soul, fragile melodies sprinkled with urban grit, grime layered over dense harmonies. grown in boston, hardened in the nyc pressure cooker, and engineered in berlin, aaron works in a number of different styles from ambient to glitchy electronica to breakcore to ragga jungle. aaron's live sets reveal his hardcore + punk roots, in aesthetic if not in sound. refusing to sit motionless behind a laptop, he tweaks and re-works tracks on the fly with varoius midi controllers + a fistful of energy and diy enthusiasm. Heartworm was the other half of Opiate along with Aaron Spectre when they both lived in NYC. He's been living in San Francisco for awhile now, but is back in town for a few shows. Expect super freaked out weirdo noise and deeply narcotic beats. Jason BK really shouldn't need any introduction at this point. He is a founding member of Blackkat, and has thrown countless incredible large scale parties in NYC. While he has been known to thrown down eclectic party sets, he is also the best teKno dj we have ever heard, and tonight teKno is in order. Criterion runs one of our favorite record lables, Broklyn Beats. He will be hosting the night and spinning some records early and late. We're psyched! His collection is deep and wide and he isn't afraid to mix it up. It could be Dancehall, Breakcore, Hip Hop, Punk, and French Rap, or it could be something else entirely. Nate of Victoria Lucas fame is an old friend of Spinoza, they go all the way back to junior high! Now he's in this great NYC rock band and he set up a show for us with the amazing lineup you see above. We've honestly never heard any of these bands live, but we've heard good things and we're psyched to have them play for us.