Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mission Of Burma

Mission Of Burma

EULA, The Static Jacks

Thu, January 19, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 18 and over

Mission Of Burma
Mission Of Burma
Simply stated, Mission Of Burma were, and remain, one of the most important American rock bands of the last 20 years. Strong words, but over the course of their brief four-year career (1979-1983), the band delivered the goods in spades. Rykodisc's three-CD re-release campaign of band's entire Ace of Hearts Records catalog includes the 1981 'Signals, calls, and marches' EP (with the 'Academy Fight Song' b/w 'Max Ernst' 7" single appended), the groundbreaking 1982 'VS.' LP (with four bonus tracks not available on the original album), and the posthumous 1985 live LP THE HORRIBLE TRUTH ABOUT BURMA, which documents the band's final tour (with four previously unreleased bonus tracks).
Playing a bracing mix of punk, pop, art rock, and avant-garde experimentation, the Boston quartet's vocal/guitar/bass/drums/tape manipulation line-up was relentlessly intense and dynamic. As adept at playing strident, angular blasts as they were at powerful, pretty instrumentals, Mission Of Burma were integral in laying the foundation for a movement in postpunk rock which remains vital today. Formed in February 1979, when guitarist/vocalist Roger Miller and bassist/vocalist Clint Conley, fresh from the break-up of the band Moving Parts, decided to join forces with drummer/vocalist Peter Prescott, who had just parted company with The Molls. M.O.B. worked as a trio until the summer of 1979, when they drafted Martin Swope to provide what was commonly seen as the "x- factor" in their sound.
Like such truly seminal artists as the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, Mission Of Burma's stature and influence continue to grow; their material remains of a caliber that is rarely paralleled in creativity or integrity. Welcome back!
EULA
EULA
This Brooklyn trio brings a lot of noise for such a small unit – just Alyse Lamb on vocals and guitar, Jeff Maleri on bass, and Nate Rose on drums. They kick up a massive racket, one that feels like chewing gum rubbed in glass. Their live shows are notoriously energetic, while Lamb's soaring vocals and chaotic
guitar playing is a style all her own.

The three met in the early 2000's while attending music school in New Haven, CT. Based around the demo recordings and fiery voice of guitarist Lamb, the group went in a loud, angular, art-rock direction when she invited Maleri and Rose into the fold. They started playing art spaces and house parties in 2007. Following four EPs and three tours, the band relocated to Brooklyn, NY and self-released their debut LP Maurice Narcisse in 2011. EULA went back into the studio and released "I Collapse" [single] b/w "Little Hearts" on Godmode Records in February 2013. EULA plans to release their second LP this Fall.
The Static Jacks
The Static Jacks
Since they formed in 2009, Westfield, New Jersey’s The Static Jacks (lead vocalist Ian Devaney, guitarists Henry Kaye and Michael Sue-Poi, and drummer Nick Brennan) have earnestly burned their own path through indie rock’s crowded field. Ignoring music’s fickle trends, the Jacks have forged a unique blend of punk, garage, and soul sounds for a sonic punch to the gut and heart.

“The band certainly brought it’s big-stage game. Think of a young Bono….fronting The Replacements, filtered through something dramatic and British -- maybe Glasvegas or Echo & The Bunnymen -- and you’ll come close to the raw, but polished power of its first single, ‘Into the Sun.’” --Filter

"One of our favourite Breakthrough finds so far.” --NME

"A solidly brash and soulful collection of candid tunes that seem almost perfectly crafted." --Zink
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/