Wavves / Surfbort / Sharkmuffin live at Industry City
Where Industry City 238 36th Street Courtyard 1-2 (Food Hall Entrance) Brooklyn, NY 11232
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
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The word ‘brat’ has followed Nathan Williams around for almost a decade, but at the age of 30, with a fully-fledged business to his name, as well as the ongoing success of Wavves, his rebellious streak has proven not just purposeful but pretty damn inspiring. The San Diego native has released six studio albums, with the 2017’s Your Welcome via his label, Ghostramp. Via Ghostramp, Williams isn’t just putting out Wavves’ new record, he’s signing other local garage bands, funding his tours, schooling DIY artists in how to create and distribute merchandise in a way that supports your career and provides future security where nobody else can. “I thought Ghostramp would be a hobby, doing 7-inches here and there. But now it’s a legitimate business,” says Williams. “The thing is I’m not just interested in making music for Wavves. I’m too ADD. Being an entrepreneur, being hands-on isn’t just smart, it’s necessary. Your art is everything you do, every choice you make. I was able to build my own thing, own it and control it all 100%. If I want to do something now I don’t ask anyone. I just fucking do it – that’s priceless.”
ABOUT SURFBORT ✹
Surfbort, a four-piece punk band from Brooklyn, New York made up of David Head, Alex Kilgore, Sean Powell and led by Dani Miller, channels inspiration from the 80’s punk scene to produce rousing, explosive music. Surfbort’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship. All are welcome in the SURFBORT FREAK FAMILY!
Surfbort released their debut album Friendship Music via Cult Records / Fat Possum last year which Rolling Stone France stated was “certainly the most radical record of the year.” Since then, the band has toured North America with Ice Age and the Black Lips, Australia with Amyl and the Sniffers, and Europe with Wolf Alice.
ABOUT SHARKMUFFIN ✹
Sharkmuffin have been playing and touring since 2012, led by Tarra Thiessen (guitar/vocals) and Natalie Kirch (bass/vocals). Gamma Gardening finds the duo joined by frequent collaborator turned full fledge Sharkmuffin, Jordyn Blakely (drums/vocals). With all three members contributing to the songwriting, their latest is a cohesive vision of the band, an adventurous record that travels cosmic depth while retaining the punch and energy of Sharkmuffin’s best music. Influenced by everything from The Shangri-Las and Nirvana to Broadcast and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the trio tear through anthemic and artistic rock songs full of grandeur and blistering intensity. Their music is instantly catchy and vibrant, offering more than meets the eye as their layered recordings build to new heights and back again into primal glam punk charm.