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Kikagaku Moyo, Wand, Teton
August 9 • 8:00 pm• $12 – $15
On Thursday, August 9, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo to the WOW Hall with special guests Wand and Teton.
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Japanese for Geometric Patterns) is the musical union between five free spirits. Go Kurosawa (drums, vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (guitar, vocals) formed the band in 2012 as a free artists collective. They met Kotsu Guy (bass) while he was recording noise from vending machines and Akira (guitar) through their university. Ryu Kurosawa had been studying sitar in India, upon returning home he found the perfect outlet for his practice. The band recorded their first EP in a day and posted it to Bandcamp. A small label from Greece offered to press a limited run of LPs and the band found a tight group of dedicated fans around the globe. Since 2013 Kikagaku Moyo has released two full lengths, an EP, and several singles. They have toured Australia, the United States, Europe and Japan extensively. KM’s latest release House in the Tall Grass (Guruguru Brain) was recorded in the winter of 2015/16 in Tokyo. Their delicate use of melody and soft vocal harmonies contrast seamlessly with fuzzed out sitar riffs and feedback. To Kikagaku Moyo, a song is like a breath of wind through the leaves or a fish jumping from the water. Their music is a conversation — sometimes delicate and tender, other times explosive, but always human and always changing.
Plum is Wand’s fourth LP since the band formed in late 2013, but their first new album in two years. After expanding their core membership of Evan Burrows, Cory Hanson and Lee Landey to include two new members — Robbie Cody on guitar and Sofia Arreguin on keys and vocals – Wand has delivered their most deliberate statement to date,
Teton is the brainchild of Elizabeth Lovell and Sam Klickner.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.