Sat, October 25th

CMJ: TurnStyle Music Group Showcase: Distoria

TICKETS

Doors 2PM
Show 3PM
Advance Price $5
Door Price $5 / free with CMJ badge

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Torpid May (3PM)



Hailed as “A true representation of the Taiwanese indie music scene” by MusicDish Network, their musical interests have always been an eclectic interplay of ambience and angst over dense textured soundscapes, with melodic layers in a balanced blend, packed with suspense and often lead up to chaotic finales. This results in songs that are episodic and progressive, at times delicate and course, somber and affecting, dreamy and stern. Like an act of collage making, overlaying, overflowing and contaminating audiences’ senses, hearing their songs is like “staring at drizzles and drifting off into the neon abyss, while a stormy night awaits’ said Marcus Lui, Radio DJ at WZRC AM1480.



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Battle Maiden (5PM)



The best songs speak to us about our lives, joys and dreams. They relate to us and become the soundtracks of our lives. Battle Maiden was the idea of Maude Wiltshire. The original translation of Maude is "Female Warrior". She wanted to put together great rock songs that touched peoples lives, that they could relate to, sing along too and know that they weren't alone. A source of strength. All the songs are based on Maude's life journey. If you are on a life journey, and aren't we all, you should be listening to her music.
All the bases are covered; Sweet Kiss is about younger years and relationships, Burn the City Down is a statement of power to the world and taking your future into your own hands, Pleasure to Please is about…well its aptly titled, Big Apple Dreams talks about having your dreams, holding tightly and finding success on your own terms. But wait, it continues; Motherhood is talked about in Ernesto's Heart, Field of Ghosts brings the hauntings of our past and Restless and Discontent…those nights when you can't sleep, tossing and turning…Ride with Us a song inviting you to the journey. 
And you should, you know…take that journey with Battle Maiden. That's what its all about. And that's why this is important, don't you think? 
dYou, your journey and the music that carries you through. We'll be there with you, cheering you on,
Maude and Joe have written the music, Their musical connection is magical. Roger adds his expertise on the drums, and directing things to a new level. For the musicians in the group, they have a chemistry all their own, one which they havent been able to replicate anywhere else.
Who is it like - Think all the greats...Maude has been described as sounding like Joan meets Pat...Add Joes influences, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Dickie Betts. Roger comes from a sophisticated jam band background and his ability to mesh with Maude and Joe is uncanny.
In short, we're on a journey with our fans. And its been an awesome ride. Love you guys... 

 

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Distoria (6PM)






Distoria first formed in 2010 to play at the Connecticut-based music festival B.O.M.B. Fest. Helena Martin had been writing and performing as a solo singer-songwriter in NYC for five years before adding the experienced percussionist Tim Lykins on drums in the summer of 2010. The two decided the band needed a binding element and asked bassist and audio engineer Mor Mezrich to join them in early 2011.

Since then, Distoria has been experimenting with electronics and has consistently raised the level of their live performance at every subsequent show. They were honored to perform again at B.O.M.B. Fest in 2011, which was headlined by Snoop Dogg and Weezer, where they shared the stage with acts like Shpongle and the Feliz Brothers.
Since then, Distoria has been experimenting with electronics and has consistently raised the level of their live performance at every subsequent show. They were honored to perform again at B.O.M.B. Fest in 2011 -- which was headlined by Snoop Dogg and Weezer -- where they shared the stage with acts like Shpongle and the Feliz Brothers.
In 2012, the band launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the remainder of the funds they would need to complete their debut EP entitled The Periphery. The EP was tracked at Flux Studios and The Buddy Project, and it was mixed at Ears & Gears Recording in Astoria. It will be self-released in early 2013.