Music Scene, Jan. 4-10
If you’ve made a resolution to go organic in 2013, start the year off right with The Stereofidelics, a high-energy duo from Asheville, N.C., performing at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive.
According to stereof.com, the duo “reflects its influences of past and present (including Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, the Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, and the White Stripes),” all the while steering clear of “performing with loops, computers, and digital effects in favor of the more organic approach of using Moog Taurus pedals, scat vocal solos, and multi-instrumentalism.”
Melissa McGinley and Chris Padgett are “two dynamic voices” and five instruments. Padgett plays electric guitar, acoustic guitar and foot-operated synth-bass and McGinley plays the electric violin and drums. They both sing.
“There’s unexpectedly powerful jazzy female vocals intertwined with a strong, satin-smooth male voice. Thumping synth basslines and popping, funky drumbeats drive the skillfully intricate guitar playing and explosions of electric violin string-shredding,” the website says.
Stereof.com also notes that the duo is “known for booking their own tours, designing album covers, screen printing tour T-shirts, and even making some of their onstage clothing.”
“StereoF is a do-all whirlwind of creative energy. Relentless touring of the US and calling their van home for much of the time (performing around 200 shows per year) has gained the StereoFidelics a dedicated following around the country. Their recent studio release, ‘You Are Having a Wonderful Time,’ receives solid airplay from college and community radio stations coast-to-coast.”
Call 314-2554 for information about the show.