Doors at 9pm. Show at 9:30pm. $5. 21+
Alluvion – MN
If anyone is wondering what the next “basement gem” to come out of Minnesota’s underbelly is going to sound like, they should probably talk to Berndt Evenson, the guitar-weilding gent responsible for Alluvion.
Evenson has been in various musical groups since he was a teenager, ranging from psychedelic rock (Con Queso, featuring Seth Mooney, and Greg Norton of legendary punk band Husker Du) to Tech-House and Hip-Hop (Simply Us, featuring Dustin Lundell, and Roe Pressley aka Swee2th of Minneapolis based SubClass ent.). While playing numerous festivals and clubs in the surrounding midwest alongside talents such as The Meat Puppets, Eyedea, Carnage, Dessa, Sole, Kanser, and Kris Krane, he was toiling with the sounds that would soon develop into what is now known as Alluvion.
The first four Alluvion albums (taken down by the creator “to start fresh,” as he says,) were rough, but playful explorations in dark, yet mellow wobbly bass synth sounds, combined with melodic textures, and thumping percussion. The latest release “The Deepest Depths of Shallow Waters”, is a whole new beginning in more ways than one; Evenson has not only clearly improved his production skills (due in part to help from friend Karl Folk aka EvilScience,) but he has taken his love of movie and song sampling and thrown in a great deal more live guitar and even several tracks with his own, albeit mostly heavily processed, vocals. It is an impressive new turn and continues to show that Alluvion’s releases are anything but predictable.
The Alluvion concert experience features live midi tweaking, guitar & analogue ribbon improvisation, and heavily effect driven layered vocals. Evenson seems determined to assure audience members, that this isn’t typical EDM or basement rock; however, once you’ve seen or heard Alluvion, that becomes delightfully apparent. The ongoing motto from Alluvion over the past few years has been, Feel The Waves, with his recent shift in sound from album to album, it has become clear how that came to be.
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w/ CJ Clydesdale Band, A2nelito and Kamakauzzy