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Polaris Hall Presents

Glitterer

  September 24, 2024 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $18.00
GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21: $18.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ / GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21 Public Onsale: July 12, 2024 10:00 AM to September 24, 2024 12:00 AM
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w/ Toner & Draag
 
Glitterer

It’s been said by more than one terminally dour culture critic that to make, or even care about, art in the wake of mass atrocity is callous, barbaric even. If that’s true then what are we unfortunate denizens of 2020 to make of Glitterer’s deceptively upbeat, synth-infused introspective rock music, which is still being recorded and released in the midst of global plague? Well, the world may have ended but life goes on, and so does consciousness, both individual and collective. Which means Glitterer still has a job to do.

Washington, D.C.,resident and northeastern Pennsylvania native Ned Russin co-fronted Title Fight for many years before the band suspended operations and Ned became Glitterer. Actually, he had always been Glitterer, just as Glitterer had always been him, but there were no Glitterer records until 2017, when the first of two self-released EPs appeared. Those were odd, charming, clever, eloquent, and highly proficient records, hand-made in the spartan bedroom-pop mode: some programmed drums and keyboards with an electric bass and a voice. The songs were about the trap of self-awareness and the impossible dream of self-negation; and despite their being, combined, all of about 18 minutes long, they left long-lasting impressions, stuck themselves in peoples’ heads and stayed put. They attracted a good amount of attention, too, because, yes, many music fans and “industry observers” knew who Ned was. But there was nevertheless a lower-stakes air around the project in those earlier days — something interesting and inchoate that Ned was fiddling with.

 
 
Draag

Draag began when Adrian Acosta (songwriter, vocalist, guitarist) revived songs he recorded on his karaoke tape deck when he was 10 years old. Growing up in the northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, there was nothing for kids to do. Adrian ran the DIY punk scene movement there as a preteen. Backyard shows happened every weekend by word of mouth and flyers at school, with some shows ending in drive by shootings from rival gangs. As a kid, Adrian purposely used warped tapes and dissonant sounds without understanding what he loved about it, but upon discovering artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Boards of Canada, and Throbbing Gristle, he realized he wasn’t the only one. Adrian started Draag in 2013 as the full realization of what he’s always wanted to hear. Adrian met Ray Montes (guitar), Nick Kelley (bass), Eric Fabbro (drums), through many years in the music community in LA, who also took the craft of music seriously, running their own labels and going on tours at a young age. He met Jessica Huang (synth, vocals) through an ad on Craigslist looking for a female vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She had a different musical upbringing, classically trained in piano and played the alto sax in marching band, and was on tumblr instead of at backyard shows.

 

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