The Bunker presents Japanther, The Yakima Nation, Jamie Rollins, Smartypants, Local Fields, and Heemin Yang at subTonic
The Bunker presents Japanther, The Yakima Nation, Jamie Rollins, Smartypants, Local Fields, and Heemin Yang at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 10p-4a
Japanther is one of our favorite New York bands. Maybe one of our favorite bands in general. They play a super high energy peculiar dimension of rock, spinning threads between pop and noise. Elements of Faust, Joy Division, and The Fall run amok, but not in any sort of 'derivative' sense. Rather Japanther spins a whole new world with some solid listening history. Ever evolving, always spectacular. They are also excellent humans. Once they said this: "We built a house from cardboard and bubblegum and have just been tryin to keep the roof from caving in." Japanther was bummed that they were too busy to do a Tonic benefit back in January, so a large chunk of tonight's door money will be donated to Tonic.
The Yakima Nation are friends of Ian from Japanther, who says they can throw down a mean rock set, and we believe him!
Unlockedgroove is Boston's hottest new techno imprint. The collective of DJs and producers throw down a minimal techno weekly at River Gods in their native Cambridge, and have hosted a slew of national and international artists touring the East Coast.
You know Smartypants and Localfields individually, but together they are a classy, sleek live techno act known as Pantyfields. They just had a superb MP3 release on Philly's UnfoundSound, and have an upcoming 12"s on Zero G Sounds and Unlockedgroove. Look out for these guys as the are rising stars in the East Coast minimal scene.
Half of sizzling dancefloor duo Scorchio, Heemin is truly one of the tighest DJs we've heard, anywhere. Seamless mixing with ass-shaking selection.
Jamie Rollins is a founding member of Unlockedgroove, having spun all the early Antidote raves and Cellar gigs. He's the quintessential scholar of Unlockedgroove - get down and feel the appliance of science.