Bear Hands – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – December 13th, 2012

Bear Hands

Bear Hands

Joywave, Slam Donahue, DJ Set by Hector Barley (The 405)

Thu, December 13, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Bear Hands
Bear Hands
"For the past month, we've been telling everyone within earshot about Bear Hands, an unsigned up-and-comer out of Brooklyn that should be on the radar of every indie label." -Entertainment Weekly

"..While hints of lo-fi indie and post-punk v2.o float about on their debut, the songs catch fire from their own spark. No grungy depression or post-millennial anxiety, just solid tunes.." -Alternative Press (top 100 bands of 2008)

Press has been off the hook in the US and the UK for their debut 4 song ep "Golden" which was produced by Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Pelican) and for their live shows. Bear Hands have been fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot, Ambulance Ltd, Cursive, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Le Savy Fav etc. They take to the road again in January 09 for a headlining East Coast/Mid West run in the US and then return to the UK in February for a two week tour to support their Singles Club release on Too Pure/Beggars.

In August 2006, Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar) brought together Ted Feldman (guitar), Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums) in a small NYC practice space. The original plan was to flesh out some demos Rau had been working on but each quickly saw and heard the potential for a band; a band that would be unique sounding yet widely accessible.

Focusing on the rhythm and percussion that Orscher and Loper bring, they strive to bring the driving beat to the foreground and to marry it with the contemplative lyrics of Rau and inventive guitar lines of Feldman. This musical creativity combines and combats ideas set forth by pioneers of the rock genre.
Joywave
Joywave
Joywave is a Rochester, NY indie pop band. The band released its first track “Golden State” on January 4th, 2011 via its website, and followed up with their 77777 Mixtape in March 2011. The collection is a complex arrangement of original works, covers, and sample based songs featuring various stems combined with Daniel Armbruster’s vocals.

In August 2011, Joywave released a limited edition, double a-side 7” vinyl through blog-turned label Tympanogram, featuring “Traveling At The Speed Of Light” from their 77777 Mixtape alongside “Ridge”.

Joywave released its debut EP, Koda Vista on March 27th, 2012. The 7 song release deals with the influence of environmental factors on personal experience, painting a picture of predestination born long before each of the band members.

On January 2, 2013, the band released its first ever concert film, “Joywave // Live at the Planetarium”, filmed at a a sold out EP release show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium (Rochester), marking its first musical performance in over 20 years. The band gears up for its first ever appearances at SXSW 2013.
Slam Donahue
Slam Donahue
Slam Donahue is a pop band from Brooklyn. Members David Otto, Thomas Sommerville, and Keenan Mitchell would rather you listen to some songs than read this, but if it has to be this way: They write pop songs about how they are feeling and the anxieties of the moment. Having been compared favorably to Prince, The Cure, and Smashing Pumpkins, Slam prefers not to be compared at all. They are currently being courted to record their debut and all the attention and free drinks are fun.
DJ Set by Hector Barley (The 405)
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/