Poi Dog Pondering
with Night Glitter
$27.00 ADVANCED // $30.00 DAY OF SHOW
ABOUT POI DOG PONDERING
30+ years on, 15 band members deep: Poi Dog Pondering are stronger than ever & continue to thrive & evolve on their 9th full length album entitled “Remnants of Spring”. Their unique signature ‘Acous-tronic’ blend of orchestral, rock and dance music influences, shine through with PDP’s ever present irreverence to stylistic conformity.
Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, to hard won autonomy with their own record label; Poi dog pondering have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers. They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: Orchestral, Acoustic and Electronic textures. Rock Band Disco, Chicago Stepper Soul & their unique ‘Soul Sonic Orchestra’ Sound. (Threaded all along the way with ‘heart on the sleeve’ lyrics that embrace the beauty and pain of everyday life).
30+ years down the line there is a bolstered sense of history within the band now. A swagger that comes from having steadfastly carved their own path. It is quite apparent that PDP has always been, and ever will be, in- it-for-the-love-of-it; creating and performing. Line up changes are par for the course. PDP is an organic entity, it changes like life does. But there is a core with strong roots & deep personal history, open to new ears and ready to experiment. That’s what keeps it vibrant.
ABOUT NIGHT GLITTER
“Taking the influences from every corner of her life and turning them into a distinct musical style is something Loulou Ghelichkhani (Thievery Corporation) does with ease, all en français. In this iteration, her and partner John Michael Schoepf (The Happen-Ins) are putting a slacker rock twist on dream pop. ” KUTX
“Five years after relocating to Austin, Loulou Ghelichkhani ( Thievery Corporation) chose to hang her hat, in part, because the music scene proved less rigid than longtime home Washington, D.C., momentum is building for the cinematic dream-pop prism known as Night Glitter. The band co-anchored by singer/multi-instrumentalist John Michael Schoepf and featuring guitarist Kyle Ellison, and the secret weapon Jonas Wilson, turned ears with the Adrian Quesada-produced “Tunnels”/”Radio” cassette, a fetching psych-pop double A-side single. Night Glitter performed to thousands opening for the Black Angels at KGSR’s annual Zilker Park convergence, Blues on the Green.
Now, the group casts forth a deeper listen via Hangin’ on a Dream. Slow-moving and beautiful, the five-track effort christened at Mohawk unfolds with Ghelichkhani’s brokenhearted “Believe,” which sounds like Mazzy Star on a lunar mission. An omnipresent force in Austin music – backing giants in the Austin Music Awards and All-ATX house bands, and playing bass for the Happen-ins, Roky Erickson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, and Kelly Willis – Schoepf steps up to the mic on Night Glitter’s EP. The title track and highlight “Hangin’ on a Dream” positions him as a shoegazy singer and impressive songwriter. The sonically rich collection may be Austin’s most headphones-mandatory release of 2018.” (Austin Chronicle)