Pere Ubu

Grog Shop & Beachland present

Pere Ubu

Mist

Wed · November 22, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Grog Shop

$20 adv / $25 dos

This event is all ages

Pere Ubu
Pere Ubu
Formed 1975, Cleveland Ohio.

Evolving from Cleveland's Teutonic protopunks, Rocket From the Tomb, Pere Ubu was formed late in 1975 by Thomas (aka Crocus Behemoth) and guitarist Peter Laughner (who died in 1977). Ubu's classic early singles, "Heart Of Darkness" and "Final Solution," oozed restless angst way before it became the domain of spoiled mallrats. By 1978's aggressive The Modern Dance and the wilder Dub Housing, Pere Ubu's subversions of rock were guided by superior musicianship and fallout from Thomas's Jehovah's Witness upbringing. Personality quirks split the band, and Thomas regrouped for three more self-indulgent albums through 1982, including the abstract stare-down of The Art Of Walking, all with some difficult sonic perversion to recommend them.

After several Ubus found themselves onstage in Thomas's Wooden Birds, the band was revived for 1988's The Tenement Year. With newfound focus, Pere Ubu unleashed the ravishing funhouse pop experiment of 1989's Cloudland, which treated mainstream textures like found sounds. The sparkling pop, dented by Thomas's unique warble, continued with the gently peculiar Worlds In Collision. But Ubu tired of the total pop concept and returned to quirkier pursuits for Story Of My Life. Tim Kerr Records picked up the ball with 1995's full-bodied Ray Gun Suitcase--a mix of Ubu's vicious rock, luscious pop and art-damaged identities--and a series of multimedia-enhanced EPs, for which Thomas programmed the codes.
Mist
Mist
Mist are a collaboration between John Elliott (Emeralds) and Sam Goldberg (aka Radio People), and they released the Glowing Net EP on very limited cassette earlier this year following an out-of-print self-titled LP and some more limited tapes. Now, the Amethyst Sunset record label has repressed the Glowing Net cassette on vinyl.



According to a project description from Boomkat, Glowing Net is "a dazzling album of untethered interzonal synth exploration" and "a 360-degree panoramic view of totally classic sci-fi soundscapes" ready to "soundtrack the light show behind your eyelids."
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/