BTTR BTTF with THE AMERICAN SECRETS and SUNSHINE CADAVERS at The Crofoot Ballroom

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2011
doors at 8:30
tickets: $10 (buy tickets)

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With BACK TO THE RIVER, BACK TO THE FOREST the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The whole being friendships between four friends Bryan Pope, Justin Lawes, Ian Sigmon, and Jesus Alaniz that have massed into a decade long video-musical odyssey. The whole being a stage show where click tracks, a midi-controlled jungle of lamps, live painting, symphonically diverse orchestrations, and video ainmation create a seamless and overwhelming live performance. The whole being the perfect synthesis between musicianship, songcrafting, visual decadence, and imagination that make up their self-titled album.

The beauty of Back to the River, Back to the Forest is their ability to combine each individual artistic strength into one living, breathing, mythical beast, that when brought to life on stage, is all together entrancing and explosive. And it swallows you whole. And it strips you of your preconceptions of what live music is. And it leaves you with the satisfaction of emotion, seduction, and contemplation, while subliminally massaging your cerebrum with a sweet-whispered opium of sound and sight. Elementally speaking Back to the River, Back to the Forest is Bryan Pope, the mastermind arranger, Ian Sigmon, the visually gifted and innovative video designer, Jesus Alaniz, the ever cheery unconventional maestro of a choir of silent lamps, and Justin Lawes, the easy going drummer and video foil to Ian. Combined they become decaying skyscrapers and towering white pine of their suburban Detroit home, they embody a terrain of melody and cacophony that creates the loud/quiet/loud dynamic of the album. The intensity of the album will wreck your ship and the explosive glory of the live show will wash you onto the shore of a tropical paradise. We'll see each other among the fronds soon...

With the 'FreeCreditScore.com' band THE AMERICAN SECRETS,and SUNSHINE CADAVERS

 

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