This Saturday, Echosynthetic will be doing a live review of the big WREK 91.1 FM WREKtacular 2017 at the Drunken Unicorn. The show kicks off April 8th at 8 pm at one of my favorite venues in Atlanta. More than that, we will be live-streaming the Vampire Step-Dad performance over on the Echosynthetic Twitter page! Tickets are available right now through Freshtix, so don’t miss your chance!
So, who is on the line-up? Let’s find out!
Deantoni Parks is an amazing drummer who fuses samples, synths, and experimental sounds into something that is wholly unique. He’s one half of the act KUDU and a member of the band Bosnian Rainbows. His jazz meets progressive avante-garde style has to be seen/heard to be believed. You’re going to want to stick around for this headliner!
Bitter are an Atlanta based punk-meets-alt-meets-shoegaze band with a sound that reminds me of the best that 90’s alternative had to offer…that crazy/magic time when experimentation with music was heralded. Crunchy guitars, off-kilter feedback-drenched solos, punk swagger vocals with serious chops in the high registers? Yes, please!
Vampire Step-Dad is an Atlanta based artist that has established himself as a need to know act in synthwave. Riding high off of recently opening for Carpenter Brut, this is your opportunity to see one of the hottest acts in the genre…a live show where dad jokes and keytar solos combine into a nostalgia trip you won’t soon forget. Vampire Step-Dad is an artist we’re very fond of here at Echosynthetic (check out the press section of his site for links to our coverage of his work + interviews), and as such we’re going to be live-streaming the show over at our Twitter account on Saturday night. He’s got fans around the globe that can’t make it to Atlanta so we’re going to bring Atlanta to them.
KayyP, AKA Kaylah Pierce, is a hip-hop artist that brings a slick, well produced sound to the table. Her ability to stand out in a genre of music that is saturated with copycat artists was not lost on me. I was immediately impressed with the way her music combined a very controlled electronic sound, with synths carrying the tone. Her prose over these tracks is going to make for a very fun act to see on the stage.
Root Locust, aka Victor Pino, is bringing some seriously experimental electronic work the stage on Saturday. I love his old school yet modern tinkering with sounds. It reminds me of the cutting edge that Kraftwerk were onto when they hit the scene. Very much looking forward to his set.
The Wrecking Crew All-Stars are rounding out this pretty awesome bill at the Drunken Unicorn. They’ll be spinning and getting the mood set for sure!