$8 in advance/$8 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Meat is the latest full-length from the Minneapolis-based three piece. It comes packaged in a gatefold jacket, with photography and design by Cameron Wittig and Mike Davis (Burlesque of North America).
The members of Alpha Consumer have worked with Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Chuck Statler, Brother Ali, Anais Mitchell, Pieta Brown, A Prairie Home Companion, and more. MOJO said, "(Alpha Consumer) reminded us of just how great American oddball rock used to be. The Modern Lovers meets Talking Heads but heavier is how we describe Alpha Consumer. In truth, they're more entertaining than that." -March 2011.
This new batch of recordings that became the album titled "Meat" found its beginnings as a bite from an ordinary shark. The resulting nightmarish food cravings that accompanied the prescribed pharmaceuticals post-hospital, piled onto pre-existing crippling loneliness, wound up being the perfect cocktail to make these brand new smash hits beloved by b-girls worldwide. Would also work great in a car commercial.
all boy/all girl:
The New York City based band; all boy/all girl can be hard to put your finger on. They ignore the conventions of genre or aesthetic continuity. Always curious, and wandering to unfamiliar places looking for familiar sounds. They combine orchestral instruments with your typical rock n’ roll outfit, casually traversing key signatures, and augmenting time signatures to create their own version of pop music.
The band was formed in 2012 when vocalist Danielle Lovier and upright bassist/guitarist Nicholas Rahn recorded a handful of off-kilter songs in their Brooklyn bedroom. The recordings were saturated with thick layers of vocal harmonies, arco bass, and acoustic guitar. The band soon grew into those arrangements. Now, three releases later, the band has explored many different sonic domains and instrumentations. Their output ranges from Pixies-esqu pop/rock gems, to lush orchestral pieces, to haunting fast-food mantras . As the sounds shift from one song to another the energy is uniquely all boy/all girl.
After the release of their LP Slagroom and consequent touring in 2016, the band left the city and moved to rural South-Eastern Georgia, where they spent two months writing and recording new music. Set for release in June 2017, their EP Troubleshooting addresses darker subjects and takes on a more personal perspective. On the title track, Lovier is brutally vulnerable as she tries to make sense of a relationship which has stopped working, asking finally “is it plugged in”?