Barely Human Fest - Saturday February 11th w. ADULT.

Barely Human Fest - Saturday February 11th w. ADULT.

Ritual Howls, Moon Pool & Dead Band, Void Vision, Staring Problem, DJs Ryan Spencer and Charles Abre (Freakish Pleasures)

Sat · February 11, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

El Club

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

3 Day Passes Available HERE

 

5:00PM Patio is open for drinks & pizza.
8:00PM Music starts.
Arrive Early // Stay Late

Barely Human Fest - Saturday February 11th with ADULT.
The inaugural BARELY HUMAN FEST will showcase an eclectic mix of post-punk, industrial, and synth-wave acts and DJs from around the country. Detroit serves as an appropriate backdrop for the acts being brought together this weekend, having long been established as an epicenter for talent and experimentation across musical genres.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th
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Doors: 5:00PM / Show at 8:00PM

DJs Ryan Spencer and Charles Abre (Freakish Pleasures)

Staring Problem (Chicago)
Female-fronted three piece post-punk outfit.

Void Vision (Philadelphia)
Electronic project helmed by Shari Vari of Hot Guts and M Ax Noi Mach.

Moon Pool & Dead Band
Detroit experimental electronic duo consisting of Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and David Shettler.

Ritual Howls
Dark post-punk trio from Detroit.

ADULT. "Official"
It’s been a while since the world heard any recordings from Detroit electropunk pioneers Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus, it’s true, but that’s because the restlessly creative duo have been busy with other projects: a film trilogy, a soundtrack and an epic home renovation. Since the world last heard an ADULT. record 2008’s Let’s Feel Bad Together EP the duo have been exploring the audio/visual aspect of their work, creating a 113-minute trilogy of horror films called the Three Grace(s) triptych. The films were completed in late 2010, screened at the Distrital Film Festival in Mexico City and the CIMM Festival in Chicago, and the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Anthology Film Archives. It’s notable that the duo’s interest in audiovisual work grew out of the evolving visual aspect of ADULT. They collaborated on several music videos, which led them to experimenting with short films and 2012 sees them come full circle back to the studio: they have a double A-side single of cover versions due out November 6th and more new material in the pipeline. Still, Miller’s keen to note that this isn’t the only music they’ve been making. “We’ve always been recording music,” he says. “Our films have original soundtracks from start to finish: that’s a total of 1 hour and 51 minutes of music for the three films we have made in the last four years. And these soundtracks are recorded, they are just not released yet!” At the same time, though, he’s happy to be back to focusing on putting out records as he explains, “What brought us back to music releases was the simple fact that we finally got our visual side and our audible sides balanced again.” And with everything in equilibrium again, we’ll be hearing a lot more of ADULT. in the near future.
ADULT.
ADULT.
It’s been a while since the world heard any recordings from Detroit electropunk pioneers Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus, it’s true, but that’s because the restlessly creative duo have been busy with other projects: a film trilogy, a soundtrack and an epic home renovation. Since the world last heard an ADULT. record 2008’s Let’s Feel Bad Together EP the duo have been exploring the audio/visual aspect of their work, creating a 113-minute trilogy of horror films called the Three Grace(s) triptych. The films were completed in late 2010, screened at the Distrital Film Festival in Mexico City and the CIMM Festival in Chicago, and the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Anthology Film Archives. It’s notable that the duo’s interest in audiovisual work grew out of the evolving visual aspect of ADULT. They collaborated on several music videos, which led them to experimenting with short films and 2012 sees them come full circle back to the studio: they have a double A-side single of cover versions due out November 6th and more new material in the pipeline. Still, Miller’s keen to note that this isn’t the only music they’ve been making. “We’ve always been recording music,” he says. “Our films have original soundtracks from start to finish: that’s a total of 1 hour and 51 minutes of music for the three films we have made in the last four years. And these soundtracks are recorded, they are just not released yet!” At the same time, though, he’s happy to be back to focusing on putting out records as he explains, “What brought us back to music releases was the simple fact that we finally got our visual side and our audible sides balanced again.” And with everything in equilibrium again, we’ll be hearing a lot more of ADULT. in the near future.
Ritual Howls
Detroit's Paul Bancell, Ben Saginaw and Chris Samuels are Ritual Howls. They collect samples of the physical world and feed them with guitar, vox, bass, synth and drum machines to create an aura of darkness over a pop sensibility. Paul Bancell provides lyrics that Lovecraft would approve of while Chris Samuels and Ben Saginaw provide sounds that bring his macabre tales lurching into the world of the living. Collaboratively, Ritual Howls create a surreal, introspective gloom that could fuel a disco in hell, a soundtrack to your favorite nightmares and most grisly fantasies.
Moon Pool & Dead Band
Detroit-based Moon Pool and Dead Band's David Shettler and Nate Young both have long and diverse musical histories: David Shettler is an in-demand musician and producer, playing with legendary outfits SSM, The Sights, Rodriguez, Paul Collins, Scott Morgan and many more. Nate Young is known for his work with Wolf Eyes, Regression, Dan'l Boone, Demons and many more. He is also known for his visual art and has exhibited in galleries worldwide.
Void Vision
Void Vision
Void Vision is the Philadelphia-based electronic/synthwave project of Shari Vari.

Electronic, analog, synthwave, synthpop, new wave, coldwave, darkwave, experimental, synth, analogue, minimal synth, minimal wave... etc.
Staring Problem
Chicago Post Punk
Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209