Outer Reaches, Deerhoof

Day 1

Outer Reaches

Deerhoof

Lily and Horn Horse, Various Blonde, Matchess, Mysterious Clouds

Fri, September 29, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Outer Reaches
Outer Reaches
Outer Reaches is a music festival based in Kansas City that showcases the ‘out there’, left-of-center, under-the-radar artists experimenting within and pushing boundaries in their respective genre. Regional acts as well as national and international touring acts are a part of the festival’s spirit, celebrating the variety of experimental music around the globe. There has always a strong tie to music that would fit into the realm of psychedelic music, but the festival has since opened up to more genres with a goal of promoting all music that is adventurous and mind expanding. The festival began in 2012 at FOKL Center, a community art space in downtown Kansas City, Kansas and was organized by Dedric Moore of local psych / experimental bands Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds. Adding Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook and recordBar owner Steve Tulipana to the Outer Reaches crew, the trio have sought to grow and change the festival each and every year.

The music of Outer Reaches 2017 will be showcased over two days at recordBar in late September. Friday, September 29th will feature touring acts Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA) and Lily and Horn Horse (New York City, NY). Kansas City acts Various Blonde and Pageant Boys also join the bill Friday. Saturday, September 30th features touring acts El Ten Eleven (Los Angeles, CA), Dead Rider (Chicago, IL), and Matchess (Chicago, IL). Kansas City is represented on Saturday with Mysterious Clouds and a special reunion show of The Hearers. Both days will have accompanying video projection and local DJ’s playing music between sets.
Deerhoof
Deerhoof
American indie rock band, formed 1994.
Lily and Horn Horse
Lily and Horn Horse
Lily Konigsberg and Horn Horse (Matt Norman) attended Bard College near Red Hook, New York, graduating in 2014 and 2016 respectively. They began collaborating on recordings in 2016 with the release of the album “Horn Horse.” Then they toured the northeastern United States and Canada in August 2016, performing music from their compilation “Lily on Horn Horse,” officially released in March 2017. Lily and Horn Horse currently operate from New York City, sleeping in a sheet rock cave at night.
Various Blonde
Various Blonde
Conceived in 2008 by mutual friends Nick Organ(Formerly of The Beautiful Bodies), Joshua Allen(Formerly of kc experimental post hardcore band Black Presidents), and Luis Arana( Bassist for both Pixel Panda and The Beautiful Bodies). Together these three have created a bombastic, dark alternative progressive style influenced by bands such as, The Mars Volta, Radiohead, Blonde Redhead, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yes, King Crimson, Can, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, Mogwai, and Jimi Hendrix . In the past two Years the band has released one EP( Phantom Pain) and are slated to release their Sophmore EP in the Fall 2010. Since 2009 Various Blonde has suceeded in spreading the word in Kansas City and has opened for national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer, Bang Camaro, and Electric Six. They have been described in words such as "sonic devastation" and deliver a show all their own, cut with hints improv, pop, rock, metal , soul , and jazz.
Matchess
Matchess
Whitney Johnson’s Matchess project took flight in 2013, with the super limited cassette release “Seraphastra” on Digitalis Industries, a bewitching miasma of synth & organ drones, prepared tape loops, & viola scree. Trouble In Mind re- released “Seraphastra” in 2014 on vinyl, giving it a much-needed wider release, and since then, Johnson has been working diligently, crafting her next installment in a proposed trilogy, entitled “Somnaphoria”. Johnson’s solo work has always toed the line between the corporeal vs. metaphysical - the juxtaposition of the physical interaction of viola strings & the electronic pulses of circuits & oscillators. Recorded by Johnson in her home studio & mixed by Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas/Cave), & inspired by the writings of Rimbaud, Baudelaire & Verlaine, “Somnaphoria” is a dazzling leap forward. With a cohesive vision both thematically & sonically, the album fuses elements of contemporary classical music & modern experimental electronic music with a neo-new age mysticism. Johnson isn’t the first electronic musician to find inspiration in the French poets - pioneering musician Ruth White also found Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil” to be a guiding force & titled her 1969 album after the writer’s collected poetry works & White’s seminal work seems to be a touchstone for “Somnaphoria”. Much like Rimbaud’s symbolist poems, the underlying themes of the album’s eleven compositions play out like the fever-dream of a sleeper refusing to wake up, drifting in & out of focus, but seeing all. Indeed Rimbaud’s quest to become a “seer” thru his poetry is analagous to Johnson’s quest for a shamanic connection to the listener through her music. Matchess continues to evolve, both recorded & in a live setting & Johnson has only begun to allow us, the listener to hear her potential.
Mysterious Clouds
Mysterious Clouds
Mysterious Clouds delved deep into album cuts of lost 60's psych acts for inspiration to mix with their love of post-punk, shoegaze, 60's Italian soundtracks, and 70's British action scores.

The brothers' Moore from Monta at Odds have spun off their heavier leanings into a new group called Mysterious Clouds.

The music is wild, introspective and at times an acid trip for the ears and a space exploration for the mind.

photo credit: Barry Anderson
Venue Information:
recordBar
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
http://www.therecordbar.com