1997 - a two night event celebrating music & culture from the year

1997 - a two night event celebrating music & culture from the year

The Pauses, Mike Dunn & The Company, Someday River, DJ Nigel

Fri, November 10, 2017

9:00 pm

Will's Pub

Orlando, FL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

You strapped on your Buffalo Platforms, fed your Tamagotchi, & MmmBop-ed down to Claire's with a Surge in hand to pick up that limited "Heart Of The Ocean" Titanic Necklace. It was '97, and you weren't gonna be drawn like one of those French girls without a pencil-case stuffed with Oreo O's or a head full of butterfly clips. Well, now you can finally complain about those Batman suit nipples with people who'll actually understand the context, as Will's is transported back in time to 1997! The Pauses will take you back 20 years with Music, Movies, Games, Foods, Dolly the sheep, Beepers, F-R-I-E-N-D-S, photobooths, raffles, trivia, themed drinks, and more. They and special guests Mike Dunn & The Company, Someday River, Thrift House, & Crit will perform full cover sets featuring songs by Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, & many more! Both nights will be hosted by Luscious Lisa, and Dj Nigel & DJ Bao will spin all of your favorites between sets!

1997 - a two night event celebrating music & culture from the year
1997 - a two night event celebrating music & culture from the year
The Pauses
The Pauses
The Pauses' (who prefer that their possessive noun-ing be spelled Pauseses) overall sound is one anchored in complexion and combination, a world where guitars are BFFs with synthesizers, horns, bells, and ukuleles. Tierney Tough's bright, fresh voice glides just as easily atop the breathy sparkle and agile math of "Go North" as it does the indie-pop sway and post-hardcore torque of "Beyond Bianca." From the serious, atmospheric mood of "The Migration" and "Pull the Pin" to the lithe, glitchy charm of "Hands Up". The Pauses got mad range, often in the same song. Rooted in the dynamics and ethos of '90s indie rock, their sound is a balancing act between rock and electronics, airiness and heft, suppleness and angularity. And their debut album, "A Cautionary Tale" (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines) shows that you can explore without losing your core.

Since the album's release, The Pauses have released a split 12", contributed a track to a Jason Noble Benefit Compilation, played multiple festival showcases, invented Interact-O-Vision (a live interactive media show component), had songs featured in Harmonix's Rock Band and multiple films (see: McSweeney's "The Love Competition" http://vimeo.com/33698394), and have literally shared the stage (with members filling in as backup musicians) with War on Women, The Posies, Matt Pond PA, Davey Von Bohlen, Jonah Matranga, and John Vanderslice.

The Pauses second full-length (also produced by J. Robbins) will be released early 2018.
Mike Dunn & The Company
Mike Dunn & The Company
In the fall of 2013, several years had passed since Mike Dunn released an album with his band Mike Dunn & the Kings of New England. He had taken time off from music and touring to “grow up.” You know, get a job and get married. And though he never stopped writing songs, nothing felt worth its weight in vinyl. With a dark cloud of self-doubt looming like an afternoon storm in summer, Dunn knew it was time for a new chapter. So he picked himself up by his bootstraps, rented a cabin in the woods and set out to write a record.

He rigged up a little studio in the two-bedroom shack on a lake. He read Flannery O'Connor, ate rare steak, drank good whiskey, took naps and, lo and behold, wrote a song. When the week was up, so was his song count; he left with five songs and the roots of what would become the sprawling Hard Luck Soft Rock. The ten song album shows Dunn as a veteran of the music scene, a songwriter enjoying his art without worrying about success. Instead of chasing an ever-moving finish line, his heartfelt lyrics and rock melodies prove he is finally enjoying the run.

In describing the album, it’s best to lean on one of Dunn’s favorite quotes from Paul Westerberg: “We weren’t invited to the party, so we threw our own.” Reuniting with producer Louis DeFabrizio (Gasoline Heart), who produced Dunn’s first record in 2007, made it easy to pave this new musical path. And fortunately for the rest of us, this is a rock ’n roll party with Americana grit and power pop hooks we’re all welcome to attend.
Someday River
Someday River
Psychedelic Folk (ex-Bellows).
DJ Nigel
DJ Nigel
Disc Jockey in Orlando, Florida since who plays an eclectic style of different genres and moods. A member of Funk Off, Brownsville and the World Famous, Famous Brothers. Have played many different gigs in Orlando, Cocoa, Tampa, Gainesville, Atlanta and New York. Opened for Richard Devine, DJ Sage, Dj Craze, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, Latryx, Tomahawk and Japanese classical post rock group Mono since 20

Producing and musical production since 2000. Does frequent art collaborations with Orlando Artists Doug Rhodehamel, VociDance, Andrew Spear and the resident Disc Jockey for SNAP!Orlando.
Venue Information:
Will's Pub
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
http://www.willspub.org/