Dead Rider

Resident Presents

Dead Rider

Ether Feather, Qui

Sat · October 7, 2017

9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Dead Rider
Dead Rider
Todd Rittmann, the driving force behind Dead Rider first came to my attention with the vastly underrated band US Maple, and their dif ficult yet rewarding first album Long Hair In 3 Stagesproduced by Jim O'Rourke. Like a lot of records on Chicago label SKiN GRAFT, it featured some excellent creative packaging, in this case an aluminium sleeve with each one individually bent and hole punched. At the time I interviewed vocalist Al Johnson for my fanzine, who noted that the group inhaled so much aluminium dust that they no longer knew what was good. Although Johnson was being a little harsh on himself, there's no doubt that US Maple were criminally underlooked. Their work was staccato, syncopated, slanting off at all angles, with unusual time signatures that would finish as unexpectedly as they began. It was Trout Mask Replicaas played by Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. Rittmann's new band Dead Rider has shown that his inventive guitar work, seconded only by the taut musicianship of The Jesus Lizard's Duane Denison can get into a groove, like Ciccone Youth to US Maple's Sonic Youth.
Ether Feather
Ether Feather
Ether Feather is a psychedelic grunge power trio from Los Angeles featuring Dylan Ryan (Cursive, Fatal Jamz) Devin Hoff (Yoko Ono, Julia Holter) and Tim Young (Reggie Watts Late Late Show band). Under the name Sand they released two instrumental albums on the progressive music label Cuneiform Records and toured the states with Minus The Bear and Cursive. With the addition of Ryan’s lead vocals, the former moniker was to rest and Ether Feather was born. With new songs currently being recorded by Mudrock (Alice Cooper, Lou Barlow, Godsmack) elements of heavy metal parking lot and a pensive Canadian sunrise are equally present as Ether Feather offers songs for both prog loving Yes afficionados and qualude popping Sabbath fans.
Venue Information:
Resident
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
http://www.residentdtla.com/