The Scientists

The Scientists

Des Demonas, Savak

Tue, October 9, 2018

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$25.00

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This event is 21 and over

The Scientists
The Scientists
The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985. Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon together had the peculiar chemistry that produced the classics, Swampland, Happy Hour, the Blood Red River mini LP and We had Love. With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once - as much in the tradition of rock and roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience.

Kim Salmon (vocals, guitar), Boris Sujdovic (bass, 1978, 1981-86), James Baker (drums, 1978-81), Roddy Ray'da (guitar, vocals, 1978-79), Dennis Byrne (bass, 1979), Ben Juniper (guitar, 1979-80), Ian Sharples (bass, 1979-81), Brett Rixon (drums, bass, 1981-85, 1987), Tony Thewlis (guitar, 1981-87), Richard Hertz (drums, 1985), Leanne Chock (drums, 1985-86), Rob Coyne (bass, 1986), Nick Combe (drums, 1986-87)
Savak
Savak
Savak (Members of Obits/Holy Fuck/Enon/Will Oldham)
"This was the live debut of SAVAK, which features Sohrab and Greg from Obits, and they seem to have appeared fully formed. (Obits made their live debut at Cake Shop, too.) Drawing from a variety of "pre-funk post punk" influences, SAVAK (their name a reference to the Shah of Iran's infamous/feared/hated secret police) pretty much knocked the unsuspecting audience for a loop. Sohrab traded vocal duties (often within the same song) with the band's other guitarist, Michael Jaworski, which brought an interesting dynamic to the band's, taught, angular punk. SAVAK also had two drummers: Matt Schulz (Enon, Holy Fuck, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers band) joined them for the first half of the set which leaned more "rock," and then Benjamin Van Dyke (who's played with Will Oldham and others) joined them for the second half which leaned more towards artier post-punk. Both were excellent. (Schulz, in particular, is a fun drummer to watch.) SAVAK's set included a cover of The Stranglers' "Get a Grip On Yourself" and "This Currency Exchanged" which BrooklynVegan premiered a couple weeks back. A very, very impressive start." - BrooklynVegan
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/