Mike Donovan (Sic Alps/Peacers), Flat Worms, Feed, Tissue
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9pm - Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 1am (Pacific)
- Mike Donovan is a San Francisco, California based musician best known as the guitarist and singer of Sic Alps (2004-2013). He has also released music by other San Francisco musicians with his Dial Records and Folding Cassettes labels. Donovan is a veteran of several other bands. He was a member of The Ropers, The Church Steps with Chris Douglas, NAM, Big Techno Werewolves, Sounds of the Barbary Coast and Yikes. In October 2013 he released his solo debut "Wot" on Drag City. In May 2015, Donovan formed the San Francisco lo-fi supergroup The Peacers, releasing a self-titled debut on July 17, 2015. The self-titled album was co-produced and co-performed by Ty Segall. The band release their 2nd record "Introducing The Crimsmen" on Drag City on June 16, 2017.
- Flat Worms is a three piece punk band from Los Angeles with Will Ivy, Tim Hellman (Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps and Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies). They’ve got a pretty good debut EP here, opening with “Petulance”, which speeds along like Sauna Youth, complete with a chorus that recalls an ambulance siren’s rhythm. This is followed by “Sovereignty”, a brief jolt of upscale jumpy punk not unlike The Intelligence. The title track takes hold of the b-side, ready for the overnight drive with a motorik drum-beat and lots of open air for the guitar to play along, beside and against the beat, the vocalist given plenty of time to finish his beer before stepping up to sing the title of the song as though he were a Kraftwerk robot. Good stuff all around, and a nice example of modern-day underground punk in the way that Flat Worms are clearly informed by all cool forms of rock music from the past four decades but borrow sparingly from anything besides Wire’s Pink Flag. Next album is coming out on Castle Face Records in October!
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Friday, November 17
at LoFi Seattle
9pm // $8adv $10dos // 21+