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The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents !mindparade My Dallas Teens
Thursday, August 15 at 7:30PM
The Plaza Gallery
!mindparade is an American experimental pop project based in Portland, Oregon. Brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Alex Arnold, the live show and recordings combine artpop, avant-rock, psychedelia, mathrock, post punk, drone/ambient and other genres in explorations of song arc. Arnold is constantly writing and self-producing at his home studio, resulting in albums that feature varied musical personnel and stylistic tendencies. Arnold has also collaborated in studio with musicians such as Diane Coffee and opened for groups such as The Wailers (Bob Marley) and Les Rhinocerous (from John Zorn’s Tzadik label).
“The creations that escape the mind of Bloomington, IN based musician Alex Arnold are far from vintage psych duplicates. After growing up on a steady selection of earlier prog greats such as Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd and Yes, and venturing into personal appreciation for modern/post-modern classical composers like Debussy, along with avant-garde jazz greats such as Ornette Coleman, one becomes curious imagining the sonic complexities that formulate from such eclectic tastes. Following his experiments with musical computer manipulation techniques in his teens, Alex went on to study music theory and earn a B.A. in Music Composition, focusing on avante-garde composition techniques, electronic music, and orchestral writing. After listening to his newest album Dead Mystics (which was released last month) from his aptly named experimental project !mindparade, the feeling that I’ve been given a peek into the thoughts of a mad genius cannot be denied. No re-hash here.” -Psychosparkle
“!mindparade dropped the psyched-out sound collage single “The Coming Home”, that brings together all the various fragments and metaphysical tissues in a newly aligned homecoming order. Taken off the Tree Machine Records album Dead Mystics, an entire new state of mystic consciousness is born that exists in the extended spaces and realms than the already established constructs of consciousness.” – IMPOSE
“!mindparade’s debut album Everything is Happening is an ambitious low-fi bedroom symphony marked by flourishing psychedelic arrangements and dreamy tunes that recall everything from Deerhunter to T. Rex to the Elephant 6 Collective. The Bloomington-based 8-piece band, led by singer-songwriter Alex Arnold, follow up on the promise of their first release, (everything ep), and deliver an enjoyable scattershot of songs that provide a terrific introduction to one of Bloomington’s most exciting new bands.” – NUVO
The Dallas Teens
From the beautiful mountains to the vast deserts, holding fondly to a musical structure of times past and harmonies of the future. So the boys got together, formed a band, Fate played a straight-man, and since then we never looked back.
Tickets & Venue
|998 Plaza Dr. Grass Valley CA
|$10 students, $12 member, $15 general public
Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.