Date: Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm
BandLab presents the Opening Night Party for the 5th annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit at Stuart’s Opera House Grand Lobby on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8 – 10 PM.
Summit registrants and the general public are invited to join us for this networking opportunity with DJ sets by Parquet Courts frontman A. Savage and DJ/Producer Dani Deahl.
Registrants 21+ will receive 2 complimentary drink tickets.
Must be 18+ to register.
About A. Savage:
A. Savage is best known as the frontman for Parquet Courts, a duty split with fellow Texan Austin Brown, and their last record, Human Performance , delved into the emotional wreckage of a broken heart, to critical acclaim. But with Thawing Dawn, his first solo album which will be released on Dull Tools, it’s clear that Savage has matured. The songs on Thawing Dawn form a guided tour through the romantic environs of A. Savage’s mirrored mind. While some were written recently, other tunes were penned over the past decade. For one reason or another, these compositions didn’t land with any of Savage’s other groups, and instead are presented now as a distinct collection. Reflecting back, Savage says, “Once I realized I had a small body of work that didn’t fit anywhere else, I started to examine the commonalities: What’s the common denominator of all this and how I can expand on it?”
These ten songs were recorded between December 2016 and June 2017 by a cast of friends in Jarvis Taveniere’s Thump Studios in Brooklyn. Members of Woods, Ultimate Painting, PC Worship, EZTV, and Psychic TV all lend their talents. Savage’s voice, once shouted into mosh pits, now glides confidently above its backing band. While assembling the record, he fell in love. Now, for the first time, we hear songs about being on the inside of love. Rather than lamenting the end of a relationship, we hear a voice trying, in the moment, to make sense of love’s mysteries. “Part of this maturity,” he says, “is reflecting on something when it’s happening, not just when it’s gone.”
Throughout, A. Savage delivers one-off lines of razor-sharp observation that will stick in your brain, only to surface when you’re least prepared to handle their insights. When you put your copy of Thawing Dawn on your turntable and drop the needle, you’ll learn what A. Savage has to say about romance in our modern world.
Dani Deahl has been at the forefront of artist discovery and meaningful industry change for over a decade. She is currently Head of Communications & Creator Insights at BandLab, the next-generation social music creation platform on a mission to break down the technical, geographic, and creative barriers for musicians and fans. She is also President of the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy, a DJ, and an electronic recording artist with music released on labels like Dim Mak, Armada, and Monstercat.
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