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The Wires / We Drew Lightning / Bigawatt

  • GHOST. 2889 Trades West Road Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

- - - The Wires - - -

The Wires features ¾ of the seminal noise-rock band the Late Severa Wires. Launched out of Santa Fe in 2001, The Late Severa Wires has created a new breed of music that can be distinctly known as their own.

The Wires have gone on numerous tours drawing critical acclaim for their unique ability to push the boundaries of their instruments and music.

- - - We Drew Lightning - - -

Michael Smith and Roland Ostheim have been creating music for almost nine years starting with the band Derail. After some changes in lineup, the band pursued its lush sound and started recording "Swimming With Orange" in 2006-07 on High Mayhem Records. Throughout the recording session there was a need to change identities to progress into a new existence. During one of the recordings sessions the studio was struck with lightning during a take on one of the bands integral songs , and We Drew Lightning was born.

We Drew Lightning is propelled by Michael Smith's bombastic drumming, Roland Ostheim's textured guitar work, and now with Aaron Jenks on keyboards adding more dynamics and sonic texture. The band is a culmination of song structures and sonic improvisations in the vein of such influences as Sonic Youth, the Melvins, Pixies, Bardo Pond, etc... too much to name!

Loud, Sensual, Engaging are all words that could describe their sound. We Drew Lightning are a duo of Ruthless Sweethearts that attack with a wall of sound, but bring you back down to earth only to propel you again to another planet.

- - - Bigawatt - - -

Bigawatt is Marisa Demarco (Chicharra), a journalist, musician and event curator in the high desert. Bigawatt is only one person. And sometimes she plays with others.

8pm Doors - - - 8:30pm Music - - - $5-10 Suggested Donation