9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Born and raised in Minneapolis MN, Andrew Broder has dedicated the better part of his thirty-plus years to carving out his own singular path in music. Andrew has spent time as a cutting and scratching hip-hop battle DJ, a snotty punk rocker, a challenging and thoughtful improviser, soundtrack composer, working sideman, producer, remixer, beat-maker, poet, brutal noise-monger and above all a fearless, restless and provocative songwriter.
His work is a study in surprise and defying expectation. With his records as Fog, he re-defined the turntable as a compositional tool, and his contributions since to avant hip-hop, electronic music, rock, jazz and metal have been equally engaging, and envelope-pushing. His lyrics are cutting and evocative, his melodies poignant and tart, and his curiosity leads him to unexpected juxtapositions in sound and image. In whatever genre or medium he works, he strives to take the listener somewhere they have never been, or make them more keenly aware of somewhere they already are.
As Psymun, producer Simon Christensen has stealthily created a sprawling, instrumental dream world. Anchored in unadorned beats and eerie samples, his instrumentation flickers, flows and flips on itself. Although Psymun is known by many as a collaborator, his production stands out on its own, as exhibited on his solo EP, Pink Label, an 8-song collection of shifting moods and many colors, but throughout, a consistently beautiful and expansive project. Psymun is 1/4 of thestand4rd.