IU: Moor Mother, Sammus, powerdove, Robot Detective

IU: Moor Mother, Sammus, powerdove, Robot Detective

Powerdove, Robot Detective

Thu · September 28, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$7

This event is all ages

Moor Mother
Moor Mother
Active since 2012, Moor Mother produces blk girl blues, project housing bop, and black ghost songs.
Sammus
Sammus
Sammus is the stage name adopted by Ithaca, NY producer, rapper, activist, and PhD student Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-proclaimed nerds and geeks, among others.
Powerdove
Powerdove
So, too, has powerdove. Since its inception in 2007, the brainchild of Annie Lewandowski has grown from a band of one to one band: of color in a spectrum, of frequency between towers, of bodies reaching toward some abiding vision of nature. From these issue the voices, loves, and frayed truths that define the powerdove sound. Together with John Dieterich (of noise pop outfit Deerhoof) and Thomas Bonvalet (he of the solo project L’ocelle Mare), Lewandowski recently explored fresh yet somehow familiar territories on 2013’s Do You Burn?" Now, on "Arrest", she and her fellow travelers erase another border from the map.

Although the sentiments of powerdove can be said to have taken root in Lewandowski’s native Minnesota, they constitute a landscape unto itself, where the ratio of land to sky is flipped, so that all listeners may have room to tread. Her words rest in crucibles of thought, given shape by the whittling away of excess rather than by ornament. Whether scintillating or charcoaled, the arrangements around those words follow their own magnetic north toward a horizon stippled with memory. At times insistent, at others peeling back layers to a childhood spent hiding under church pews, every melody thrums with quiet, propulsive energy: a telltale reminder that behind the grayest skies there is always a sun waiting to blind us with the promise of spring.

Wavering between self-assurance and vulnerability, between pasture and eroded crust, powerdove has the uncanny ability to go underground even as it makes its way skyward. The end result is a temptation, a gust of wind, a storm that never arrives because it was always there, pulsing in our umbilical cords before we ever learned to sing.
Robot Detective
Robot Detective
Dark experimental afrofuturist psytrance drum & bass sampleism from Ithaca, NY
Venue Information:
The Loft at The Chanticleer
101 W State St
Ithaca, NY, 14850