Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 8:00pm
A rare, intimate evening with the reunited Spacehog.
New York City’s 1990s darlings Spacehog make their triumphant return having just completed their long awaited new album As It Is On Earth with original producer Bryce Goggin. The Evolution in the band’s soundscape can only be described as epic and transcendary for the band. They are prepared to reinvade our collective conscious to transform our reality and better our listening universe. As It Is On Earth will be released in April of 2013 independently.
Spacehog is a band with a rich origin story: A vortex of happenstances occurred in 1994 when four expats from Leeds collided to become Spacehog. Brothers Royston Langdon (Vocals and Bass Guitar) and Anthony Langdon (Guitar and Vocals), Jonny Cragg, (Drums) and Richard Steel (Lead Guitar) found themselves gathering the force that occurs when stars properly align.
The band became quickly infamous: their situationist concerts were legendary in the East Village. With their sound so very different from the neo-grunge movement of the early 90’s, within a short time, after the signing of a cocktail napkin deal with the prolific Seymour Stein, Spacehog entered the airspace of nineties rock stardom on the Sire label.
On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album, “Resident Alien” was widely received selling a million copies and spawning the hit single and video "In the Meantime". Spacehog created their own genre of sound challenging the moniker of glam-rock by rounding out to a whole new identity, carrying forth the profound influences of T Rex, Iggy Pop, Queen, David Bowie & the Spiders, and by colliding these influences with a wall of distorted guitars and the stupendous daring of their lead vocals. It was a musical statement that seemed to say “life is too serious to be taken seriously”, and was a welcome reprise from the levity of late-90’s alt-rock.
The band's second album, “The Chinese Album”, was released on March 10, 1998. The album featured a more ambitious symphonic sound in the spirit of British psychedelic rock, garnering critical acclaim. And although the evolution of Spacehog was not met with the same commercial viability as “Resident Alien”, the band’s sound clearly matured.
Spacehog next signed with upstart label Artemis Records in 2000 and released its third album, “The Hogyssey” produced by Paul Ebersol. Songs such as "I Want to Live", and "At Least I Got Laid", as well as a funk version of Richard Strauss’ “Thus Spake Zarathustra” rounded out the album. Life and its trappings ran fiercely concurrent with the severe mood of the world in September 2001, and Spacehog subsequently disbanded.
However, 2013 is the year that Spacehog were drawn together again. Still in their native New York City, the band knew that is was their season to resurrect their glam, funk, melodic and distorted guitar sounds as well as their unique songwriting style and inimitable vocal delivery of Langdon.
$15 tickets guarantee admission but not seating. Seating is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors will open at 7:30PM. Show begins at 8:00PM.
All ticket sales benefit the Housing Works mission of fighting to end AIDS and homelessness.
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