The Bowery Presents:
Guided By Voices
w/ Surfer Blood
Wednesday November 9
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Guided by Voices – http://www.gbv.com
Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”
After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Doug Gillard (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums).
Surfer Blood – http://www.surferblood.com
Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, Surfer Blood exploded onto the indie scene with debut album ‘Astro Coast.’ Self-recorded in essentially a dorm room, the album ended up garnering acclaim from nearly every vital music site and putting the band on the same stage as bands like the Pixies. With tons of touring that took the band around the world and back again, Surfer Blood followed up their debut with the ’Tarot Classics’ EP, which landed them a spot on Jimmy Fallon.
In 2013, Surfer Blood released ‘Pythons,’ a co-release with Warner Bros. Produced by the legendary Gil Norton, it contains the same dreamy surf rock sensibility of the band’s debut, it sees them buffing their pop gems into dynamic songs.