Coup Couroux

Coup Couroux

Lamagier, Synth Sircus, Audio Kings of The Third World

Sat, January 7, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Coup Couroux
Coup Couroux
Coup Couroux is created of contrasts, a ramshackle group that makes divine sounds despite the contradictions. In fact, it all started with a failed jam session in 2009 in the Pennsylvanian outpost of Chambersburg. Four guys got together to play, and didn’t quite muster any lasting bonds. But Simon Lowe did meet keyboardist Tyler Hayduk that day and thus the seed of a new sound was sown.

An only child raised by two deaf parents, principal singer/songwriter/guitarist Simon Lowe found a kindred spirit for the songs that were churning in his head; an outlet to express himself through his own powerful voice. Tyler Hayduk’s synth sounds proved the perfect complement to Lowe’s writings, and they formed a band along with an old friend and Tyler’s (almost) step brother, Hyatt Morrill. Hyatt’s prowess on the bass betrayed his young years. Having grown up playing in bars alongside his father, a working musician (and long term partner of Tyler’s mother), Morrill was born in the 90’s but plays the bass like a seasoned pro. Yet another unlikely yet fortuitous factor in the making of the band.

After a move to Philadelphia, Lowe, Hayduk and Morrill moved into the same house to increase the time they could play together and to spread their music to a more fitting, urban, environment. With their renewed focus they joined forces with Nate Lackey, a classical pianist who had never played drums before, and yet with dedication and natural ability, rounded out what would become Coup Couroux.

The band’s eponymous debut EP was released in August 2011. Three tracks were produced by by DJ Afro aka Jose Luis Pardo of Grammy winning Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles. The EP’s final cut was recorded by Rachel Russell at Henry Hirsch’s Waterfront Studios (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna). In the hands of this quartet, Lowe’s songs developed into an indie electro sound that is at once familiar and unique. Songs that make you want to dance all night and find someone to bring home with you at the end of it.

Listen up and hear something new…something unexpected…something great.
Lamagier
Lamagier
A Lamagier is a species of vulture that lives in the Himalayas with a wingspan of 10 feet. It feeds on the bone marrow of the animals it drops from the rocky cliffs on which it nests. Lamagier is also a band from Philadelphia formed in the waning summer days of 2009 when four musicians with the right amount talent and ambition came together to create a new and exciting sound. They are John Corrado on bass and vocals, twin bother Tony Corrado on drums, Shane Monroe on guitar, and Martin Fleming on guitar and keys. The music is as original as it is classic with a danceable psychedelic twist. Lamagier is wild, young, and dangerous.
Synth Sircus
Synth Sircus
Based out of Philadelphia and featuring a rotating lineup of synth, keyboard players, electronic instrumentologists, DJs, VJs, performance artists & sword swallowers...the SYNTH SIRCUS is “like Wu-Tang meets Kraftwerk!"
Not unlike VOLTRON, each member comes from a different band and/location, and when summoned, fuses together to create a type of 'super-hybrid Synth Collective', otherwise known as:

"The SYNTH SIRCUS", Bringing to the stage an unusual array of performance art and circus sideshow attractions, the Sircus is known for costumes, on-stage antics and strange applications of technology. Look out for different players and instrumentation from one show to the next - all culminating in an analog assault of improvisational textures, sonic frequencies and tones that are never duplicated twice. Helmed by dual-VJs who bend and manipulate videos and live images in real-time, the Synth Sircus is a feast of the senses, promoting both audible and visual enticement!

Since development in early 2010, the scope and spectrum of their ‘analog side-show’ has flourished into a mushrooming fog of robotic fanfare! The core group of synth enthusiasts at the center of the Sircus are armed with an ever-growing arsenal of modified gadgets ranging from talking computers, classic video game consoles, vocodors, ipads, pods and circuit-bent toys which are modified popular electronics that were never originally intended to be used to create music. Synth Sircus' live stage show features audience controlled lighting systems, boombox-powered Gameboys and repurposed electronic toys from yesteryear.

The Sircus refuses to be strictly confined to stages and venues! Onlookers have been surprised by renegade public performances at various regional hot-spots including 30th Street Station, the Philadelphia Art Museum and the parking lot of Camden’s recent Phish shows. Audiences gawk at an ever-changing lineup of freaks, geeks, and special guest musicians as they join the musical mad-scientist side show attractions on stage. So, at the next Synth Sircus performance, listen for the carnival barker to exclaim: – "be stunned when the Synth Sircus defies logic as they perform without a net!”
Audio Kings of The Third World
Audio Kings of The Third World
Rising from the basements of Philadelphia, Audio Kings of the third world rose to the pinnacle of the pop scene in 2010 with their debut Track, Spend the night with you. The band's latest song, Take you out fuses Johnny O's saccharine vocals with funk bass and keyboards to concoct a record brimming with ultra-catchy gems. Together with their standout track "Spend the night with you," they are already certified as platinum underground post punk fun, Audio Kings of the third world can count on loads of future success. Anyone who listens to SiriusXm's AltNation will instantly love Audio Kings of the third world.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107