Push/Pull & Empire Strikes Brass

w/ Intermixture & Big Ben and the Clocktowers

Push/Pull & Empire Strikes Brass
Saturday, February 09th
Location: Asheville Music Hall
Cover: $5adv. / $7d.o.s.
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Doors: 9pm
Showtime: 10pm
Ages: 21+
Genre: Funk/Swing/Electronic

Opener: Intermixture & Big Ben and the Clocktowers


PUSH/PULL:
Push/Pull represents the auditory endeavors of Liam Collins. Liam started this project in late 2011 although he began making electronic music in early 2006. Beneath the music is an understanding; once you’ve identified dancing as one of the most positive things you can do with your time as a human, there are really only a few things left to do. Push/Pull’s most sincere intention is to create a comfortable space where people can shake their limbs in creative ways and explore themselves in the company of others. With focus on large-scale dynamic development as well as a fine attention to detail, Push/Pull will gyrate your speaker cones, excite your mind, and move your feet.

Liam recently collaborated with his good friend Sheridan Willard of Perileyes on an official remix of Opiuo’s “Robo Booty” that was released through Addictech Records. He is also awaiting the release of his first two EP’s; Release Dates Coming Soon!!

In the past few years Push/Pull has had the privilege to play sets at Sonic Bloom, The Big Up, The Magnetic Gathering, Lespectacle, Equinox, and more, as well as share the stage with acts such as Ott, Kilowatts, Bird of Prey, Benga, Excision, Lotus, Nasty Nasty, Ana Sia, Break Science and many more.

Empire Strikes Brass Bio:
Emerging from Asheville, North Carolina, Empire Strikes Brass is a New Orleans style brass band that is determined to bring funk, rock, and a lot of energy to city streets and beyond. They’ve ushered dancing crowds from venue to venue at Asheville’s LAAFF Festival, and led people to the Orange Peel for the most recent Galactic concert. But, Empire Strikes Brass is not just a street band. They’ll amp up your wedding, pub crawl, funeral, or festival.

Empire Strikes Brass was formed in April of 2012 as the first and only second line brass band in Asheville. They are a gumbo of musicians from bands such as the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Firecracker Jazz Band, Common Foundation, and Kung Fu Dynamite, just to name a few. ESB has a core group that consists of saxophonist, Paul Juhl; sousaphone, Henry Westmoreland; trumpet, Jay Widenhouse; drums, Jay Good; and trombone, JP Furnas, but special guests are never out of the question.

While the band is original to the Blue Ridge Mountains, they are influenced by the colorful culture and music of New Orleans, and by bands like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and Dr. John. When they march through downtown Asheville, their funky sound spontaneously pulls people into the streets to join the dancing and musical celebration that Empire Strikes Brass creates.

Website: soundcloud.com/pushpullsound

EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS:
Emerging from Asheville, North Carolina, Empire Strikes Brass is a New Orleans style brass band that is determined to bring funk, rock, and a lot of energy to city streets and beyond. They’ve ushered dancing crowds from venue to venue at Asheville’s LAAFF Festival, and led people to the Orange Peel for the most recent Galactic concert. But, Empire Strikes Brass is not just a street band. They’ll amp up your wedding, pub crawl, funeral, or festival.

Empire Strikes Brass was formed in April of 2012 as the first and only second line brass band in Asheville. They are a gumbo of musicians from bands such as the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Firecracker Jazz Band, Common Foundation, and Kung Fu Dynamite, just to name a few. ESB has a core group that consists of saxophonist, Paul Juhl; sousaphone, Henry Westmoreland; trumpet, Jay Widenhouse; drums, Jay Good; and trombone, JP Furnas, but special guests are never out of the question.

While the band is original to the Blue Ridge Mountains, they are influenced by the colorful culture and music of New Orleans, and by bands like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and Dr. John. When they march through downtown Asheville, their funky sound spontaneously pulls people into the streets to join the dancing and musical celebration that Empire Strikes Brass creates.

Website: empirestrikesbrass.com/

INTERMIXTURE:
Original productions under “Intermixture” began in February of 2000. Now in 2013, Intermixture brings the Intermixture Anthology, (and 7th studio album) Intermixture: Undefined. When it comes to music in its complex and varied nature, each individual style and genre implements elements of rhythm and sound that give it a unique and appealing feel. Intermixture compiles the best elements of each unique style to create a genre-less style of audio appeal. It is the intermixing of all styles, sounds, genres and emotions that inspired a whole new, original. and innovative experience in the electronic music scene. Intermixture’s productions are constantly evolving into mind-warping sets of rhythmic progressions influenced by trip-hop, dubstep, and psychadelic forms of electronica. Intermixture has had the privilege of sharing the stage with popular artists such as Big Gigantic, Ana Sia, Pretty Lights, Mimosa, Minnesota, Zoogma, Archnemesis, and Two Fresh. Check out IntermixtureMusic.com for Free Downloads!!

Website: www.intermixturemusic.com

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BIG BEN AND THE CLOCKTOWERS:
Big Ben and the Clocktowers are a staple of the Asheville street music scene and can often be seen spreading the goodness around the streets of Asheville.

Website: www.facebook.com/BigBenAndTheClockTowers/info


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