Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Apr 5 2019 9:00 PM

The Knockout
3223 Mission St San Francisco

Cube (album release), Modern Dance, Zachary James Watkins

Talent Moat presents: CUBE (album release show!) + MODERN DANCE + Zachary James Watkins -- Friday, April 5th, 9:00pm, $10/12. Adv. tix now on sale.

Cube is the prolific and chimeric nom de plume of one Adam Keith, formidable tape experimentalist and artist / abraser currently operating in Oakland, California's vibrant subterranea. After countless cassette releases, 2016's well-received My Cube LP and a tenure in no-wave faction Mansion, Keith reaffirms Cube's pledge with Decoy Street – his second album and the most developed work he has made under any guise to date.

Opener "In This House" serves as the ideal introduction to Cube: cellular interference, colliding circuitry, metal-on-metal grind and simplistic guitar distortion meet a towering and damaged beat. While "Habit" merges downtempo and industrial touchstones via layers of heavily treated vocals, "Sanctuary" tilts further towards propulsion – a dark treatise on discomfort, yet contagious enough to charm DIY and post-punk devotees.

Released on W.25TH, Superior Viaduct's sub-label for contemporary bands, Decoy Street is recommended for fans of Prurient, Puce Mary and Alan Vega.

Modern Dance
Proto street hassle stupor group featuring members of Life Stinks and Rays.

Zachary James Watkins

Noise + resonance + harmonics from Oakland-based Zachary James Watkins performing solo music for guitar, electronics, and devices.