Prom Queen and Von Wildenhaus presented by Band in Seattle
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 7pm
Guitarist Ben Von Wildenhaus is a connoiseur of noir. He’s also one of the best loopmusic performers around. Loopmusic is as brutally difficult to play live as it is easy to record: you lay down a phrase, preferably a simple, catchy one that you can harmonize with, and then play over it, again and again. Onstage, if you miss a beat, you’re screwed, but Von Wildenhaus has done this to the point that he has it in his fingers. His new album II is streaming at Soundcloud, and available on delicious vinyl. He’s also got a show coming up at Troost in Greenpoint on July 9 at 9 PM accompanied by a diversely talented cast: vocalists Clara Kennedy and Scott Matthew, resonator guitarist Zeke Healey and violist Karen Waltuch.
“Churning out sickly sweet pop tracks inspired by pinup girls and 1960s house-wives, PROM QUEEN is, naturally, everything Lana Del Rey tries too hard to be. A multi-instrumentalist with sultry vocals and a killer retro style, Prom Queen pulls you in with her sugary disposition—and keeps you with her edgy girl power.”
- Seattle Weekly