Past Present Productions and The New Beat Presents:
Sun Sep 24 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$47 - $185 (Fees Included)
This event is 14 and over
Goes Great With: Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Lords Of Acid
Belgian electronic body music group considered the forerunners of the electro-industrial genre.
THIS SHOW IS STANDING ROOM ONLY.
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The band created its own label , and the organization which promoted music from Belgium. 1983 saw the release of an EP "Endless Riddance" and the re-release of the first two singles under the title "Two-In-One". The band developed and quickly reached a specialised audience in Europe.
With the second full-length album "No Comment" in 1984 the term surfaced to describe the synthetic and physically charged qualities of Front 242's music and sounds recycled from the media and television.
In 1985, the fabulous "Politics Of Pressure" was released on 24 track. That year, the band played for the first time in large European festivals and flew to the U.S.A. for some live performances. They were soon tagged as a very powerful live group.
The international breakthrough came in 1987 following the signing to Wax Trax in the United States and Red Rhino in Europe with the release of the single "Interception" and the albums "Backcatalogue" and "Official Version". This album had a busier sound picture in contrast to the minimalism of the first two studio albums.
In 1988, Front 242 released the groundbreaking album "Front by Front", taking their sound to its logical extreme. Preceded by the dance-club hit single "Headhunter" and its prize-winning video directed by Anton Corbijn, "Front By Front" was the band's most streamlined and dance-oriented release, with an index/bpm chart displayed on the sleeve for DJ convenience. This release firmly placed the group as a major driving force of electronic music.
For their next album release "Tyranny >For YouFor YouFor You
Started in 2012 IIOIOIOII (Pronounced I.O.) was formed by Christopher Gurney on a corner desk in his bedroom. Chris spent years slowly shaping the current sounds to match the tones and melodies in his head. Going from rough and distorted tones with growling and raspy vocals to smooth sounds by going both backwards and moving forward at the same time in style.
In late 2013 IIOIOIOII released Sun which gained accolades from the European Industrial music scene and was named the third best release of 2013 by Brutal Resonance.