Wax Idols

AudioFemme Presents

Wax Idols

Bootblacks, Desert Sharks

Jan 12

6:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

Elsewhere - Zone One

Brooklyn, NY

$10 / $12

This event is 16 and over

Wax Idols
Wax Idols
Wax Idols are a four-piece based out of Oakland, CA; their sound calls on the mutated aesthetics of varying strains of post-punk (songwriting elements from darkwave and Factory/Rough Trade pioneers, as well as the complex interplay and emotion of post-hardcore), without carbon-copying those who made these maps. Hether Fortune's powerful voice as the songwriter, arranger, producer, singer and guitarist is at the center, but this makes no other member of the band a replaceable element. Their work together is what makes Wax Idols' energy these days so vital.
Bootblacks
Bootblacks
Since the group’s founding in 2010, Brooklyn based Bootblacks have been enthralling audiences with their frenetic live shows from the U.S. to Europe. Their sound is described as a balance of contradictions: both pensive and buoyant, referential and modern. Fitting, as the Bootblacks name is derived from novelist William Burroughs’ description of the dark underbelly of glitzy New York City.

Vocalist and frontman Panther Macdonald lists an eclectic set of influences: Depeche Mode, New Order, Simple Minds, Echo & the Bunnymen, early U2 as well as the Beatles & Bowie for lyrical inspiration.

Bootblacks released their first EP “Narrowed”, in the fall of 2012, after previously collaborating with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds). Macdonald, guitarist Alli Gorman, and drummer Roger Humanbeing recount the collaboration with Sclavunos as a “life-changing” one that informs Bootblacks music to this day.

“Veins” was released in 2016 and was described as a step in the band’s evolution from punk to post-punk. With their influences always expanding, the band is never complacent in what makes up their sound.

With the addition of Barrett Hiatt (The Harrow) in early 2017, the band began work on “Fragments”, which was released via french label Manic Depression Records in September of 2017. The effort found the band further diving into a more synth heavy, atmospheric and “bigger sounding” Bootblacks than before.
Desert Sharks
Desert Sharks
Rock'n'Roll/Garage/Surf/Punk
Venue Information:
Elsewhere - Zone One
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/