TRANS AM with NICE NICE and JONAS REINHARDT at the Pike Room

THURSDAY APRIL 22, 2010
doors at 8PM
tickets: $15 (buy tickets)

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TRANS AM are never stationary, the Washington DC trio’s persistent touring matched by a continual stylistic evolution. But for all their progression, the three – bassist Nathan Means, guitarist Philip Manley and drummer Sebastian Thomson – have always looked back as well as forward, re-imagining the past while drafting the future. Trans Am have pleased and confounded critics with their everchanging music style. From their most Deutsch-influenced selftitled debut to Futureworld, their 80's inspired super-synth pop tunes (about 2 years before it was cool) to the raw rock of Red Line, their musical style has always varied.

As well as their technical prowess and tongue-in-cheek subversion, a vital part of the Trans Am armoury is the diamond-sharp time-keeping of Thomson, especially live. Nimble, lithe and seemingly tireless, he’s like a dog with a itch, walloping the tom toms and cracking the snare with a dynamism that makes Trans Am perhaps the most thrilling (mostly) instrumental band of recent times.

With NICE NICE and JONAS REINHARDT.

 

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