Stateside Presents

OM

OM

SIR RICHARD BISHOP, BLUES CONTROL, GOG

Fri, February 15, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crescent Ballroom

Phoenix, AZ

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

OM
OM
Where GOD IS GOOD was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, ADVAITIC SONGS achieves a level of composition that would've been impossible to foresee.

There remains the singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records, but no single reason can account for this comprehensive nature of their evolution.

On this album the core primary sound of OM remains, yet everything reaches further and becomes more of itself. Whatever drone-doom camp that OM had previously been placed in has been decimated by the sheer imagination and expansive quality of this recording. For a band that has continually followed its own course, and stood alone in its sound and approach, ADVAITIC SONGS for certain, is the band's most focused, progressive document.
SIR RICHARD BISHOP
SIR RICHARD BISHOP
As a founding member of Ethno-Improv Pioneers SUN CITY GIRLS (1981 - 2007), Richard Bishop has spent the last 26 years perplexing, amazing, and alienating audiences. In early 2005, Sir Richard Bishop began extensive touring as a solo artist, performing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States, armed with only an acoustic guitar. One can perhaps recognize the influences of Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Page, and Ravi Shankar in his playing, though he has fused these and other influential elements into his own unique style.

Sir Richard's solo guitar explorations often reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East and other points along the Gypsy trail. Expect a fair amount of improvisation during live shows, plus there is always a chance he will perform some rarely played Sun City Girls pieces.
BLUES CONTROL
BLUES CONTROL
Lea Cho, keyboards; Russ Waterhouse, guitar, electronics

Blues Control doesn't sound like any other band in history. A unique combination of keyboards, guitar and tape manipulation, the duo casts their palette wide. Invoking such different genres (sometimes simultaneously) as new age, krautrock and noise, Blues Control has found audiences on tours across the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. After releasing records on labels like Sub Pop, Holy Mountain and Woodsist, their most recent album Local Flavor was released by perennial Philadelphia favorite Siltbreeze Records. Now based in the Lehigh Valley, Blues Control have performed at the SXSW Music Festival, Museu do Chiado in Lisbon, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

"There is blues in the band, but none of a specifically formal sort – at its highest volume and most violent, this is the ghost of whatever was kicking around in everyone's heads in the late 60s when metal wasn't codified as such and there was no such thing as a fuzz pedal too overdriven." – Ned Raggett, All Music Guide
Venue Information:
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
http://www.crescentphx.com/