Wray, Sphynx, KinZie

Wray

Sphynx

KinZie

Sat · August 5, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Wray
Wray
Dynamic Maximum Tension from Birmingham AL

Wray is one of those rare bands that effortlessly blend smart sonic pluralities into a seamless whole without losing any of their DIY grit. Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, the trio– comprised of lead singer/bass player David Brown, guitarist David Swatzell, and drummer Blake Wimberly— have a shared history that reaches back over a decade in the Birmingham music scene. Expectations for this compelling act continue to grow with the groundswell of support and patronage they’ve received since they first made their debut in 2013. Having received accolades from everyone from The New York Times to MOJO– alongside appearances on MTVu and Daytrotter– their penchant for adventurous music-making will pay big dividends in the years to come.
Following 2014’s self-titled debut on Communicating Vessels, Wray has spent the better part of the past year developing the ideas and sonic palette that would become their sophomore LP Hypatia. Through experimentation and a robust full length band, Wray has finally come into its own as a distinct entity.
Co-produced by the band with Lynn Bridges (Jack Oblivian, Devendra Banhart, Dan Sartain) and mixed by Daniel Farris (Man or Astroman?, St. Vincent, Azure Ray), Hypatia takes its own path from swift energy to quiet contemplation while exploring a space of subtle contrasts and originality.
Brown, the band’s lyricist, singles out the title track as a particular favorite, explaining its meaning as an example of how he approaches songs as a whole: “A lot of times my lyrical inspiration comes from documentaries or listening to science podcasts. Hypatia, she was a 4th Century scientist/ philosopher/ mathematician. (Hypatia was esteemed by contemporaries for her notable intellect, and was reported to have been killed at the hands of a religious mob in Alexandria, Egypt.) Meanwhile, a lot of the lyrics I write also have romantic undertones, similar to New Wave and postpunk bands as well.”
Sphynx
Sphynx
space glam from Austin, Texas.

Cory "Can't Stop" Dennis: Vocals/Synths
Aaron "Won't Stop" Miller: Vocals/Guitars
Todd "Might Stop" Harris: Drums/Percussion/Bass
KinZie
KinZie
Psychedelic Noise Punk Rockers from Birmingham, AL

KinZie is a rock band from Birmingham, Alabama.

They make sad songs, they make make mad songs, they make dad songs, but never release a bad song.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/