Don’t let Wednesday be a night spent catching up on your Honey Boo Boo antics while elbow-deep in a large pepperoni pizza. Hypothetical, of course. The Parish is here to rescue you from your mundane Thursday morning water cooler conversations about your lame Wednesday night. A double dose of riveting indie music awaits your tympanic membrane. To save you the google search, it simply means eardrum. Let’s break it down.
Menomena took shape in the form of a trio during Y2K. Justin Harris, Brent Knopf, and Danny Seim hit the road in a beat-up Dodge, passing out homemade albums to anyone that would take them. After a 10 year run and several recordings under their belt, Knopf left the group to pursue a solo career. Harris and Knopf regrouped as a duo and continued full steam ahead with interim players making tour appearances. The two equally contribute to songwriting and vocals, playing numerous instruments throughout their lively performances. A computer generated looping recorder assists the group’s creative process, tracking contagious beats and laying the groundwork for heavy saxophone vibrations.
What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. Initially forming as Pivot, the band now known as PVT , but still referred to as Pivot, removed the vowels after a legal claim was filed by an American band with the same name. It is no surprise that this experimental, ominous group is based in London, our friend across the pond that has yielded similar supergroups such as Muse. Laurenz and Richard Pike are the creative brothers behind this formation. The now 3-piece band took 3 years to produce their first album. They credit this to their perfectionism.
Be prepared to have your mind blown from perfectionism, multi-instrumentalists, resounding songwriting, and british accents tomorrow at the Parish. The only thing better than a Wednesday night show at the Parish, is a FREE Wednesday night show at the Parish with Menomena and PVT (don’t you just want spell out Pivot?)- All ya gotta do is click “I Like It” for your shot at complimentary tickets.