Ringo Deathstarr Plays Tonight at 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House
It’s nice to lose yourself in the pulsating, swirling dissonance of Ringo Deathstarr. From the breathy vocals to the dreamlike drone, it’s instantly an easy favorite. But the walls of sound aren’t completely lost to chaotic distortion. It’s more than just straight-up buzz saw.
Guitarist Elliot Frazier, bassist Alex Gehring and drummer Daniel Coborn definitely do embrace a lot of the amplified, fuzzed-out feedback of mid-‘80s/early ‘90s UK shoegaze rock, like Jesus and Mary Chain (their 1985 release Psychocandy) and My Bloody Valentine (1991′s Loveless). But there’s a bigger palette across the board, incorporating more melody, texture, pop, and psych into the equation. It’s easy to refer to this as a shoegaze revival, but if that’s the case, Ringo Deathstarr totally owns it, then fires it up a notch. This is noise rock at its best.
Don’t miss Ringo Deathstarr at their show tonight at the 29th Street Ballroom at Spider House, 2908 Fruth St. The bill includes performances by local bands Dead Mellotron and Gal Pals. The music starts at 10 p.m. Great music all around. This one comes recommended.