A FREE record release show with DEASTRO and TERRIBLE TWOS, F'KE BLOOD and LIGHTNING LOVE at the Pike Room

SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2009
doors at 8PM
tickets: FREE your mind and your hiney will follow. (buy tickets)

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Since he began playing music more than a decade ago, DEASTRO (aka the 22-year-old Randolph Chabot) has self-released more than three albums’ worth of songs (all recorded in his parents’ basement), drawn his own album covers, and played countless live shows in Detroit’s network of DIY venues. Chabot’s live performances are becoming legendary – ecstatic, synth-driven gatherings that have earned him the admiration and respect of the Detroit scene. Deastro’s demos eventually found their way to eMusic.com, and the digital-download site soon released Keepers, an exclusive greatest-hits package culled from Chabot's hundreds of demos. The compilation quickly became one of the site’s best-sellers. After Deastro’s elegantly lurching instrumental “Light Powered” appeared on Ghostly Swim, Ghostly’s collaboration with [Adult Swim], it became clear that Chabot had found a home for his joyful electronic pop, and Ghostly had found a kindred spirit in Deastro.

Like their hyperactive creator, Deastro’s songs can’t sit still, hopping from swooning dream-pop to gonzo TV theme songs to whisper-soft folk to crunching robot-rock, and always ringing with Chabot’s earnest tenor. Now five years on from his initial epiphany, the young artist has fully developed his musical alter-ego, and the miniature epics of Keepers (released by Ghostly in 2008) have grown into actual epics, finding form in the fantasy-world rock theatrics of Deastro’s 2009 full-band debut, Moondagger. “I wake up and I’m just determined to write a better song than I did yesterday,” Chabot says, “I’m determined to make a difference.”

Joining him tonight will be several bands (TBA - hold yer horses) that are so great you won't be able to believe that the show is free! It's a record release party for his 7-inch on the new 53DT label. Afterparty in the Vernors Lounge with guest djs and surprises.

With the impossibly great all-star opening lineup of TERRIBLE TWOS, F'KE BLOOD, and LIGHTNING LOVE. Did we mention that it's FREE?

 

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