The Birth Defects

The Birth Defects

Buffalo Tooth, Friendship Commanders, Imaad Wasif

Fri · August 11, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Birth Defects
The Birth Defects
The Birth Defects' live show unleashes an all out assault on pop sensibility and widely accessible music with their bastard child of punk, thrash, noise and every genre of heavy music that services the outcasts and the misunderstood of society. Ghost Ramp signed and Ty Segall produced, The Birth Defects sophomore effort is nothing short of a validation for the misfits of planet earth.

Lead singer and guitarist, Jason Finazzo teaches a crash course on transforming suffering into a good time. He's the poster child for emotional paralysis and making good on the promise to get out of the house for a little bit today. Brothers in a battery of unrelenting sonic and rhythmic assault are bassist Philip Nielsen, drummer Anthony Drinkwater & newest edition, guitarist Tim Dawson. Their riffs are rough and raw, make no requisite age for rage, yet remain oddly unpretentious about how hardcore they are. Everyone is welcome to the other side of the tracks where The Birth Defects live- to laugh at you and cry at their own misfortune.
Buffalo Tooth
Buffalo Tooth
Formed in the mouth of a buffalo and headed to a mouth near you. Buffalo Tooth are a three-piece assault, combining everything badass and cutting off the fat. Rarely hitting the 3 minute mark leaves little room for bullshit and fluff and just enough time for shredding licks, booming vocal harmonies and crushing drums. Their songs are crafted to invade your ear canal, have it's way with your ear drum and leave you begging for more.
Friendship Commanders
Friendship Commanders are a melodic punk/hardcore/sludge duo from Nashville, TN. Their first full-length album, DAVE, was released on February 12th, 2016. They have additionally released four EPs, and four annual Halloween singles which benefit addiction research and/or recovery resources, all on Trimming The Shield Records. Band members Jerry Roe and B. Arson are committed to making work that promotes conversation around tolerance, equality, communication, and human rights.
Imaad Wasif
Imaad Wasif
Ever wary of the evil eye, the title of Imaad Wasif's Dzi comes from The Tibetan Book of The Dead. Pronounced 'zee,' the word translates to "shine, brightness". Dzi may or may not contain references to love, paranoia and delusion. Characterized by Wasif’s psychonautic sound, it's a marked departure from the acoustic guitar and folk rock style established by The Voidist and veers more into the uncharted territory of indoproto-dream metal. Wasif, an Indian singer, songwriter and guitarist, known for his simplistic compositions and dark emotional ballads contrasts vulnerability with riffs that strive against the notion that rock n roll has completed its historical trajectory. Dzi is a foray into psychedelic rock, and credited as “the last Western rock album to integrate Indian raga sounds.” From the opening chords of the intro Way Inside, with its Morricone/Rosemary’s Baby shadow, it becomes apparent that Wasif is chasing a ghost. “Follow into wind/Follow me the way we took/Follow me higher…” Wasif’s new album is an off the cuff abandonment of processes, both in writing and recording. A choice to forgo modern technology, screens and infinite tweaking in favor of basic recording equipment and live takes. Dzi was recorded on a Tascam Cassette 8 track in a conscious decision to tap back into the primitive thrill, the spontaneous energy, the subconscious stream and entanglement in the mysteries that first drew him in to music. On a search for some true spirit amidst others obsessed with celebrity mystics, “warlocks,” Arthurian myths and the Kaballah, Dzi is awash with religious subversion and the “the nearest album to a magick treatise that I’ve written.” In the aftermath of recording Wasif was able to halt his rapid descent as a paranoid recluse in LA, drawing pentagrams on walls and carpets to conjure demons & stop throwing associates out of recording sessions because he was convinced they were witches and believing that they were plotting to steal his semen to create the Antichrist. To date, Imaad Wasif has released three solo albums, 2006’s S/T (Kill Rock Stars), 2008’s Strange Hexes (World In Sound), 2011’s The Voidist (Tee Pee) as well as numerous collaborations. His credits include early slo-core noise pop duo lowercase (Amphetamine Reptile), his psych folk band alaska!, albums with Lou Barlow & The Folk Implosion, and Grim Tower, a deathfolk album with Black Mountain’s Stephen McBean. He has also recorded with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li and co-wrote songs with Karen O on the soundtrack for Spike Jonze’s 'Where the Wild Things Are’. His forthcoming album, Dzi, was produced with Bobb Bruno (Best Coast) and will be released in Spring of 2017 on Grey Market.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042