2017
Free Show!
VIA (Album Release!) w/ Knives and Daggers, onj.
November
11
Saturday
9pm - $Free
VIA (Album Release!)
VIA is an electronic shoegaze duo from Texas whose music incorporates tribal drums, soaring guitars, heavy bass, and anthemic vocals to build a chorusing wall of sound.

Their musical journey can be traced back to Karen’s humble beginnings on a small farm near the Yukon. Being only allowed to listen to her community’s church service recordings, her introduction to secular music was made possible by a tape recorder and radio that she would sneak into her closet. Hidden under piles of dirty clothes, she opened an entirely new and passionate world for herself that would forever be engrained in her soul. During one of her daily closet excursions, a new sound from her radio emerged. That new sound was U2’s Where The Streets Have No Name. “My spirit, soul, and body aligned and exploded all at once. I’ve been on the sound journey ever since”.

As she grew older, her passion for music grew. She moved to Lubbock, TX for music school where she met Steven, who was on the path to becoming a firefighter and EMT. As they grew closer as friends, their love for each other grew as well. Their soul connection eventually grew to a connection through sound. Having never played music or picked up an instrument before, Steven was lured by love to his new journey as a musician.

Shortly after, they made a move to a small town in North Carolina where they planned to grow themselves and their music. On this small mountain top where they lived, their sound grew, matured, and evolved into what it is today. The rest is still being written…
Knives and Daggers
Knives & Daggers (Asheville, NC) is a dynamically turbulent, noisily emotional blend of shoegaze and heavy-riffed post rock. Three fuzz guitars take turns with rhythm and lead, drone and echo, and carefully composed harmonies, sometimes accompanied by classical string instruments. The drums and bass are steadfast and effortlessly assemble the rhythm through the graceful tangle of the guitars.

"What Hurts the Most is 30 minutes of sweeping, nostalgia-inducing swells, both bright and melancholy at once. It’s classic shoegaze from start to finish, but for the most part, Knives and Daggers shys away from the heavy use of effects that characterized the ‘80s shoegaze scene, instead opting for dense layers of guitars and strings to build its epic tides of sound." -- Dane Smith, Mountain Xpress
onj.
onj. is a band that writes loud instrumental songs. Their new album, "Alone" is an attempt to capture the various feelings of being left alone while dealing with depression, loss, and separation.
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