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Noise Pop Festival 2019


MPHD, Starfari, vverevvolf

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 ADV - $25 DOOR

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Bradley Exum, better known as the producer and DJ they call MPHD, is creating a buzz that cannot be contained. Characterized by his efforts to achieve a blend of techno styles that can appropriately be described as Gastrobass, MPHD's sound naturally takes on a life of its own. With MPHD, hearing is believing: Until you've seen one of his DJ sets, listened to one of his meticulously crafted productions, or been possessed into a dance frenzy by one of his remixes, you haven't seen his power in the the musical underground. With more productions to come, and more dancefloors to take over, MPHD's proving to be one to watch out for.
vverevvolf is a pop duo from Berkeley, CA formed by the friendship of producer/song writer/vocalist Dylan Gallagher and songwriter/vocalist Kelsey LaRae. Dylan began writing music as a teenager and after dropping out of UC Davis, he enrolled in Diablo Valley Community College where he mistakenly sat in on a blues rock performance class in which he heard Kelsey singing. Blown away by her performance, Dylan asked her if she would be interested in joining him on an original project. Over a shared love of pop music, their friendship grew to near sibling level; they formed vverevvolf and set out to make pop songs that would capture the messiness and melodrama of feeling alive. Over the course of the next few years, these songs turned into Electric Blue.

Dylan started crafting the songs of Electric Blue in Garageband, which the two of them practiced tirelessly in their cars and bedrooms until they were ready to seek out a studio to record their vocals. Working with Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, both Dylan and Kelsey funded the studio time themselves by driving for Lyft and working relentlessly at Starbucks. Once the duo was introduced to Aki Ehara, bassist and producer of The Seshen, the "pop aesthetic" of the record began falling into place. Their friendship and collaboration kicked off after Aki provided a remix of the band's first song "Cruel Games," which impressed the duo so much they invited him to co-produce the entire EP. It was love at first listen.; his arrangements were snappy and forward-thinking, and he left plenty of room for the duo to add stylistic flourishes like sampling their own screams.

With their core team assembled, vverevvolf began to play shows in the Bay Area and quickly found compatriots in local synthpop bands Introflirt and Ghost of Lighting. Tragically, both bands were lost in the Oakland Ghostship Fire in December of 2016. In honor of their friendship, Dylan and Kelsey dedicated Electric Blue to them with an inscription on the inside of their cd sleeves. The loss strengthened the duo's resolve to work at their art and bring as much energy to their live performances as possible. The duo attempt to make every show an experience. Beyond lighting that reacts to their music, they have invited audience members to be part of the vvolfpack by handing out wolf masks, light wands and blue roses on different occasions.

With the release of Electric Blue on the horizon, vverevvolf are already working on a follow-up EP.
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