Nervous Curtains w/ North By North & Clifffs

Double Wide Bar Presents:

Nervous Curtains w/ North By North & Clifffs

North By North, Clifffs

Fri, September 23, 2016

9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Nervous Curtains
Nervous Curtains
•Post-punk synth tension
•Electric convulsions and dark rock pulsations
•Black humor in dramatic presentation
•Not to be easily classified
North By North
Chicago trio North By North's first LP, Something Wicked, is an audio gauntlet thrown down with gusto unheard of for a band of their young age.

Influenced by the shadowy, dark pop majesty of Queens of the Stone Age and the downright possessed guitar work of Jack White, North by North have sweated it out in basements and clubs over the last four years, working up to just what Something Wicked turns out to be: a spastic, yet finely-honed journey to where garage rock, 70's psych and arena anthems meet. Once there, guitarist/vocalist Nate Girard, keyboardist/vocalist Kendra Blank and drummer Dylan Andrews sound completely at home, taking the listener through brave, literate tales of mystery that are painted with frantic guitar, whirring organ and heart-pounding rhythms.

Girard's soaring solos, Blank's haunting coos and the sturdy backbone of Andrews' percussion are jaw dropping, perhaps most when in an eerie, mid-tempo strut, like on Something Wicked standouts "Soft Soul" or the crushing "Her Name Was Vengeance." And the sinister music only adds to Girard's book-smart wordplay and pointed delivery. "I love songs that tell a story," he admits, "and because of that, many of my songs are my own creative spin on some of my favorite short stories by Ray Bradbury." The swampy stomp of "Pitter Patter," for instance, is a re-telling of Bradbury's short story Small Assassin, and the propulsive "Catacombs" (which opens with ominous footsteps) is a different take on Next In Line. The album's title also is a nod to Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, which itself was an homage to Shakespeare's Macbeth.
John Dufilho
Andy Lester
Bill Spellman
Venue Information:
Double Wide
3510 Commerce St
Dallas, TX