DECKER. wsg/ BEAR GHOST + UPSAHL + I AM HOLOGRAM

DECKER. wsg/ BEAR GHOST + UPSAHL + I AM HOLOGRAM

Thu, May 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$8 ADV ONLINE - $10 AT THE DOOR

This event is 18 and over

DECKER. brings his psychedelic circus to town, including side-show features BEAR GHOST + UPSAHL + I AM HOLOGRAM! Hitch up yer pony, come on downstairs and quench your thursday thirst with us!!

DECKER.
DECKER.
"Masterful and filled with energy" - LA Music Blog

“Bursts with emotion at every edge" - Magnet Magazine

For seven years running, decker. has been recording and performing some of the most vital music to be released from America's Southwest. The music is clearly drawn from the land itself—all that is at once comforting, eerie, haunting, healing, harsh and beautiful. He carves something unique out of the essence he grasps in his red rock home of Sedona, Arizona—a land of red clay mountains and vortexes. The music takes on a spiritual mantle, a deeper, ancient calling rooted to the land itself, tapping into the mysticism of old, weird America, divining its power, resurrecting what he sees fit and crafting it into musical odysseys of treachery, redemption, enlightenment and tenacity.

While seemingly possessed by his desert dwellings, decker. has approached his music with a blue-collar ethic, pressing himself to perform 150 shows a year and self-releasing six studio records in the last seven years. The songwriter has been either recording an album or touring in support of one since the fall of 2009 with relentless vigor—surviving a 2012 van rollover on tour, raising a young son and maintaining a relentless show schedule. The 2014 release, Patsy saw decker. make a hardy push to spread his desert lore, touring the U.S. three times over with all the fervor, he says, “of a drowning man.”

With barely a pause to reflect, Decker returned home and wrote what would become his 6th studio album, Snake River Blues, set for release September 23. Inspired by legendary psychedelic blues classics like Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud and Chuck Berry's San Francisco Dues, Snake River Blues is comprised by tales of treachery and conquest, in blues archetypes viewed through decker.’s unique lens. The album signifies growth, while also a departure from his more acoustic and melodic efforts. It harnesses an American desperation, while being simultaneously rife with audacious confidence, grit and focus. Self-described as “psychedelic desert folk,” Snake River Blues is altogether decker.’s tightest and most succinct effort to date.
BEAR GHOST
BEAR GHOST
Welcome to Bear Ghost. An exhilarating experience that will leave you questioning your life's direction and/or making your leg muscles twitch in rhythm to our slick, slimy grooves.

Don't be frightened, our band is not made up of live bears, dead bears, or ghosts, however we do not claim responsibility should our music summon any of the previously mentioned whatever.

Out to groove you, move you, and also to behoove you. Bear Ghost is about mixing music, life, fun, and YOU all into a spiraling wave of kick ass.
UPSAHL
UPSAHL
UPSAHL - an alternative artist - released her first self-titled album in 2013, followed by the sophomore release of “Viscerotonic” in the summer of 2015. Upsahl is releasing her third album, “Unfamiliar Light” on February 25th at the Valley Bar in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by her performance at McDowell Mountain Music Festival on March 3rd with similar artists The Shins, Grouplove, and Flume. The “Unfamiliar Light” single “Digital Papers” contains lyrical content that critiques the Digital Age, just as the album as a whole portrays an artistic social commentary. Upsahl’s music has been placed among Phoenix’s Top Albums of 2016, and the single “Follow Me” was in the Top 10 Music Videos of 2016. Upsahl continues to compose, record, and produce her own music with plans to tour in the summer of 2017.
I AM HOLOGRAM
I AM HOLOGRAM
I Am Hologram is a one person band. Richard Nihil plays the guitar and sings while the drum machine beats and synthesizer sounds with his feet. All sounds you hear are made simultaneously. I Am Hologram started in July 2013 at the Bloody Basin Festival in Tempe, Arizona. A little over 2 years later, I Am Hologram performs nearly 7 days a week, made it into the top 100 bands in a worldwide battle of the bands that start with 9000+ bands. Also he is currently putting the finishing touches on his first album entitled "Rejecting The Program". On a Saturday in August he performed 5 shows in 1 weekend, which included 3 on a Saturday night ending with a headlining spot at Alice Cooperstown. I Am Hologram has been referred to as the "Hardest working artist in Arizona" by fans and bar owners alike. I Am Hologram is either performing at an event, recording music, writing music, or thinking about writing music. If you dig what he does then please go and tell the world about it. Without you, the fans, there is no I Am Hologram...
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/