Savak + Hammered Hulls + Fake Names

Savak + Hammered Hulls + Fake Names

Fake Names

Thu, January 10, 2019

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$12 - $15

This event is 21 and over

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
Hammered Hulls
Hammered Hulls
The Hammered Hulls are a brand new band from Washington D.C. made up of some very old connections.

Mary Timony (bass) and Alec MacKaye (vocals) grew up in the same Washington neighborhood and have spent the better part of their lives in each other’s somewhat distant orbit. Always aware of each other, but never able to play together.

Mark Cisneros (Guitar) has been in D.C. for more than a decade. He cut his teeth in Los Angeles listening to both Mary and Alec’s bands, but also a healthy dose of free jazz and garage. He is the man who plays everything with everyone, but this is his band.

Hammered Hulls are rounded out by Chris Wilson (drums), a monstrous drummer with no shortage of love for all three of his bandmates. Every person in this band is a fan of every other person in this band. Mutual respect drives this train. To say they are an odd collection of influences is to understate the point. If you tried you couldn’t imagine what this band might sound like.

The band's three-song debut single was recorded in a single day at Inner Ear studios with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye.

Photo: Claire Packer
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/