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Thursday, March 17 • 9:40pm - 10:40pm
Bare Wires

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Bare Wires patents their own brand of electrified garage punk with their latest album Seeking Love (Castle Face). The Oakland based trio fuses glam glitter pop with garage punk grime, producing what has been called everything from "Soft Punk" to "Leather Jacket Rock". Breaking away from the "Biker Psych" sound of Snake Flower 2, Bare Wires started as the side project of Matthew Melton in 2007 with the release of a crude garage punk single Voodoo Doll on European label Solid Sex Lovie Doll. Later developing on what was called "a rawer Raw Power" and adding his own analog recording system into the mix, Melton continued to record under the name, releasing the Artificial Clouds LP on Tic Tac Totally in 2009. With solid mid-fi production and a minimalist aesthetic, Artificial Clouds dispensed with the jagged, proto-punk edges of "She's So Out" and slipped into the smoother, hook-laden, but no less scrappy rhythms of "Go Away Frankie" and "Teen Witch." Bare Wires' "smooth punk" found only further expression on the Let Down 7",a dirty, sleazy pair of fuzz-doused songs with guitars ripping through a crunching amplifier on a hazy cloud of smoke. With their latest album Seeking Love, recorded in Melton's bedroom studio in Oakland, CA, the three piece comprised of vocalist and guitarist Matthew Melton, bassist Fletcher Johnson, and drummer Nathan Price, delivers ten stadium-ready tracks of hand-clapping, speaker-blasting rock n' roll, while still speaking to the sincerity and authenticity that has become Melton's songwriting trademark.

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Bare Wires

Bare Wires patent their own brand of electrified garage punk, fusing glam glitter pop with garage punk grime, producing a sound that has been called everything from “Soft Punk” to “Leather Jacket Rock”. The Oakland-based trio started in 2007 as a side project of Matthew Melton... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2011 9:40pm - 10:40pm CDT
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