Filed under: 21+, Shows | Tags: Black Steel Peacock, Cafe Nine, Drinkdeeply presents, New Haven Music, NHM, Shiv, The Clearer
On March 24th, DJ Drinkdeeply presents the latest installment of her long-running Wednesday night live music series at Cafe Nine. Performing will be Fitchburg, Massachusetts’ noise mavens Black Steel Peacock as well as New Haven’s own The Clearer. Never one to shy away from musical variety, Drinkdeeply’s Wednesday night series has seen everything from acoustic singer/songwriter shows to punk, metal and noise-rock bands. Black Steel Peacock falls on the experimental end of the spectrum, blurring the line between what can be classified as music and what can be classified merely as noise. Lots of synth-generated bleeps, textures and static are the name of the game with this group. On the relatively more structured end of the musical spectrum is The Clearer. Featuring former members of Elm City stalwarts Shiv, The Clearer follow the more typical indie-rockesque vocals/guitar/bass/drums format although with some atypical song arrangements. Although The Clearer is a bit more straightforward musically, they are not a pop band. More often they rely on a varying sonic palette, some creative tempo changes and the always pleasing ‘loud/quiet/loud’ (or is it quiet/loud/quiet?). Both groups are challenging in different ways but ultimately rewarding with their results.
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