2017
Sheer Mag w/ Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa, Poor Excuse
October
18
Wednesday
Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12
Tickets, please
Sheer Mag
A tear in the firmament.
Beyond the noxious haze of our national nightmare - as structures of social justice and global progress topple in our midst - there lies a faint but undeniable glow in the distance.
What is it?
Like so many before us we are drawn to the beacon. But only by the bootstraps of our indignation do we go so boldly into the dark to find it.
And so Sheer Mag has let the sparks fly since their outset, with an axe to grind against all that clouds the way. A caustic war cry, seething in solidarity with all those that suffer the brunt of ignorance and injustice in an imbalanced system.
Both brazen and discrete, loud yet precise, familiar but never quite like this - SHEER MAG crept up from Philadelphia cloaked in bold insignia to channel our social and political moment with grit and groove. Cautious but full of purpose.
What is it?
By making a music both painfully urgent and spiritually timeworn, SHEER MAG speak to a modern pain: to a people that too feel their flame on the verge of being extinguished, yet choose to burn a bit brighter in spite of that threat.
With their debut LP, the cloak has been lifted. It is time to reclaim something that has been taken from us. Here the band rolls up their sleeves, takes to the streets, and demands recompense for a tradition of inequity that’s poisoned our world. However, it is in our ability to love - our primal human right to give and receive love - that the damage of such toxicity is newly explored.
Love is a choice we make. We ought not obscure, neglect, or deny that choice. Through the tumult and the pain, the camaraderie and the cause, the band continues to burn a path into that great beyond.
But where are we headed?
On NEED TO FEEL YOUR LOVE, they makes their first full-length declaration of light seen just beyond our darkness. Spoken plainly, without shame:
It is love.
This - is SHEER MAG.
Kreamy 'Lectric Santa
Depending on whom you ask Kreamy 'lectric santa has existed in some form or another for 25+ years. The life's work and great unraveling of Robert Price (Prom sluts, Funyons, 1 of 3 Djs on Afm's Beyond the realm of comprehension ) and Priya (itchy finga) Ray (monostadt 3, Cicada 3302). Initially hailing from Miami Fla the band has at one time or another resided in Hershey Pa, Gauteng Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Oakland Ca Asheville NC and Atlanta Ga to where Priya sustained a life altering spinal injury. Never allowing carpal tunnel, abject misery, gleefully perceived musical incompetence or a spinal injury stop them dead in their tracks Kreamy 'lectric santa continue to majestically goose step their way around complete culturally reconstructive domination and grandiose insanity. Joined by local hometown boy dun good Chris Head (Flies around it, periodontal blues band, Blessed youth) Christopher Phillips (Space Grandma, Famous Potatoes) and Abbychuela ( granddaughter of experimental jazz vocalist Trudy Morses and Great niece of Bowery Boy Leo Gorcey). Kreamy et/al take no prisoners with unbridled involuntary intensity, and irresponsible genre bending. One (who shall remain unnamed) and is not Thurston Moore once said that musically the band performs a maddening yet compassionate cum sic absurd amalgam of garage, dada country prog, post punk psychedelic, old timey-esque, experimental industrial disco, noise, discharge swing that's destined to appeal to a select few of the cerebral expectant.

Praised by despondent mailable family members, folks prone to getting lost, lowlife scum, tastemakers and close friends who outta know better. Kreamy 'Lectric Santa veer uncontrollably into the new millennium as.... "the next obscure thing".
Poor Excuse
Poor Excuse is the D-beat hardcore punk band Asheville needs (but doesn't know it).

They do it because they have to.

What's your excuse?
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