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Live At The Lodge Vol. 3: Kodiak Empire / Chief Weapons / MMG
October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+10
The 3rd instalment of Valley Heat Records’ Live At The Lodge series sees local madmen of the progressive persuasion jump up for a night of playing ‘guess that time signature’.
***one-off venue change to The Brightside***
Free entry • 8pm doors
kodiak empire: prog-rock, alt-rock
Chief Weapons: instrumental math-rock
Milton Man Gogh: asperjazz
kodiak empire is a five-piece alt-rock band from Brisbane, bringing many musical flavours together to create a dramatic blend of progressive rock. While over a three-year period the dynamic, sound and lineup of the group may have changed, their intentions have not. Kodiak Empire concocts a harmonious mix of peace and chaos, in an attempt to bring fantasy and personal inquiry to life through sound. After gaining a loyal following in wake of their first release ‘Urashima’, the long awaited second release ‘Silent Bodies’ has finally arrived.
Chief Weapons are a 2 piece experimental/instrumental band from Brisbane, Australia. All loops and effect layers are created live.
Milton Man Gogh (MMG) is an experimental trio, formed as an outlet for the members to play the original compositions that no-one else wanted to play. Having performed and recorded together in various freelance and original settings over the last few years, the boys felt that the combination of shit yarns, shit music, a tortured, self-mutilating artist and a certain domestic beer made perfect sense; they decided to go ahead and give it a man gogh.
The result is the amalgamation of the core influences from each of the members; jazz, prog, contemporary classical and metal. Equally comfortable plundering sounds from Meshuggah and Donny McCaslin to Aphex Twin and Bela Bartok, MMG seeks to explore personal inquiry through composition, ultimately being brought to life in the studio and live performance.
What have people said about Milton Man Gogh:
Ben’s Mum: “Yeah I liked when you played that jazz that just had a nice melody and a steady beat and stuff. But you know son, I support whatever it is you’re doing.”
Local Security Guard: “I don’t think you belong here despite having all the official paperwork and signage, I think you should QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD.”