w/ Silicone Prairie & Snooper

The Blue Room - Nashville, TN
September 26, 2022
All Ages
Tickets: $15 advanced. $17 day of show.
Doors 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm


Please note that all ticket sales will be available at will-call the night of the show. Please be prepared with your email ticket confirmation, your name, and some form of identification to show the door person.

*All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted*

 Bio: 

Gee Tee

Sydney-based Gee Tee are the soundtrack to your first teenage basement party gig. Straight up punk (with synths of course!), I challenge anyone who grew up as a snotty-nosed, skater kid not to dig this. Listening to Gee Tee immediately transports me back to every warm can of beer I’ve clutched (and probably spilt) at some random house party, whilst trying to look cool.

Gee Tee started out when its creator Kelbegan began making tunes solo in his bedroom on the Gold Coast. Gee Tee’s music is a touch unconventional, a little weird, humorous, lo-fi, buzzy, maxed out, wobbly and highly entertaining – think somewhere in the ballpark of Geza X, Dow Jones and the Industrials and Scientific Americans.

 

Research Reactor Corp

We’ve lost all connection to the cooling towers and the containment facility is overloaded. It’s a toxic dump of synth, slime, and snarl. It’s Pee Wee Herman starring in a Blade Runner remake; Devo writing the score for Mad Max.

The people have tried their best to take down the reactor once and for all, only to fail miserably. Now, its radiation emits a frenzy unlike anything seen before, leaving hazardous slimy residue on walls, while a thick blanket of radioactive smog looms over the city.

LIVE and extremely radioactive - (Erste Theke Tontraeger)

 

Silicone Prairie 

Silicone Prairie is the solo outlet for Kansas City artist Ian Teeple (of Warm Bodies and the Natural Man Band). Their first full-length release My Life on the Silicone Prairie is accidentally a perfect record for the lockdown era. Recorded at his home on 4-track over the last couple years, it would have been a solitary effort regardless. The album synthesizes the vibe of alienation and disorientation so many of us are experiencing into an energetic and infectious batch of songs.

The eponymous track “Silicone Prairie” plays like a mission statement: tongue in cheek lyrics of exurban decline, with a jaunty melody of pounding drums and spacy synths, and some subtly virtuosic guitar work. Similarly, on the spastic “America,” Teeple sings of rotting fruit, the writing on the wall, and the US’ demise, ending in a vomit of tape machine grot. Check the accompanying music video, where the tune is the soundtrack to a grotesque goblin’s search for love (whether an American metaphor or a Lynchian fever dream, who can say?). This energy is well complemented by the earnestness of tracks like “Lay in the Flowers” and “Come Away”.

“Born into Trouble” and “Open Module” embody that bouncing, midwestern, Devo-influenced punk we know and love from bands like the Coneheads, Erik Nervous, or the Minneapolis Uranium Club. Silicone Prairie treads their own path, with hints of an older slanted pop sensibility, like Ray Davies combined with the whimsy of Zappa. The album is awash in a creative array of synths, culminating in the pensive instrumental “Song for Patrick Cowley,” apparently an homage to the electronic music pioneer, but sounding more like something off of side two of Bowie’s Low.

This variety makes for an album that is at once very contemporary and impossible to pin down - and impossible to stop listening to. The quasi-mystical album art (also Teeple’s work) invites us into the haunting world of the Silicone Prairie. You’re very likely to be already living in this world and so this record provides the perfect soundtrack to the unease of modern life. (Matt Watton, Post Trash)

 

Snooper

SNOOPER is a punk band from Nashville; the brainchild of videographer/visual artist Blair Tramel and Spodee Boy, Connor Cummins. Between Connor's energized drumming and Blair's blunt vocal delivery, the Snooper sound is effortlessly cool (like wearing sunglasses indoors cool) while simultaneously oozing adrenaline. In their short lifespan, Snooper has released music via Australia’s Computer Human Records, Italy’s Goodbye Boozy Records, and Nashville’s Electric Outlet. Debuting their prop-heavy, staccato synched up live set in September 2021, Snooper was the toast of Gonerfest 2021 and SXSW 2022.

"Imagine all the angular Devo worship done in the past few years and imagine all that as a sauce that gets reduced to the most flavorful incantation of. Each song "slaps", is a "bop", and makes you want to hop around with the same frivolity commanded by the Ramones. Check it!” - Goner Records

“SNOOPER’s first release is quite an impressive debut. They cover so much ground over the course of these four tracks that I was genuinely surprised to see that the whole EP’s running time is just seven minutes and twenty seconds. I hear fellow Tennesseeans LOST SOUNDS in their explosive choruses and a little bit of the URINALS in their production. The best track on the EP might be the one that bears the least resemblance to Mark Winter and company. “Running” establishes a borderline Krautrock groove with a simple drum beat, a DEVO-esque bassline, and chanted vocals, then it alternately weaves in a fuzzy surf guitar line and a MINUTEMEN-like funk riff. It really is something. An essential release!” - MRR

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Nashville - Gee Tee & Research Reactor Corp Live at Third Man Records

Regular price $17.00 $15.00

Tickets also available at the door.

w/ Silicone Prairie & Snooper

The Blue Room - Nashville, TN
September 26, 2022
All Ages
Tickets: $15 advanced. $17 day of show.
Doors 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm


Please note that all ticket sales will be available at will-call the night of the show. Please be prepared with your email ticket confirmation, your name, and some form of identification to show the door person.

*All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted*

 Bio: 

Gee Tee

Sydney-based Gee Tee are the soundtrack to your first teenage basement party gig. Straight up punk (with synths of course!), I challenge anyone who grew up as a snotty-nosed, skater kid not to dig this. Listening to Gee Tee immediately transports me back to every warm can of beer I’ve clutched (and probably spilt) at some random house party, whilst trying to look cool.

Gee Tee started out when its creator Kelbegan began making tunes solo in his bedroom on the Gold Coast. Gee Tee’s music is a touch unconventional, a little weird, humorous, lo-fi, buzzy, maxed out, wobbly and highly entertaining – think somewhere in the ballpark of Geza X, Dow Jones and the Industrials and Scientific Americans.

 

Research Reactor Corp

We’ve lost all connection to the cooling towers and the containment facility is overloaded. It’s a toxic dump of synth, slime, and snarl. It’s Pee Wee Herman starring in a Blade Runner remake; Devo writing the score for Mad Max.

The people have tried their best to take down the reactor once and for all, only to fail miserably. Now, its radiation emits a frenzy unlike anything seen before, leaving hazardous slimy residue on walls, while a thick blanket of radioactive smog looms over the city.

LIVE and extremely radioactive - (Erste Theke Tontraeger)

 

Silicone Prairie 

Silicone Prairie is the solo outlet for Kansas City artist Ian Teeple (of Warm Bodies and the Natural Man Band). Their first full-length release My Life on the Silicone Prairie is accidentally a perfect record for the lockdown era. Recorded at his home on 4-track over the last couple years, it would have been a solitary effort regardless. The album synthesizes the vibe of alienation and disorientation so many of us are experiencing into an energetic and infectious batch of songs.

The eponymous track “Silicone Prairie” plays like a mission statement: tongue in cheek lyrics of exurban decline, with a jaunty melody of pounding drums and spacy synths, and some subtly virtuosic guitar work. Similarly, on the spastic “America,” Teeple sings of rotting fruit, the writing on the wall, and the US’ demise, ending in a vomit of tape machine grot. Check the accompanying music video, where the tune is the soundtrack to a grotesque goblin’s search for love (whether an American metaphor or a Lynchian fever dream, who can say?). This energy is well complemented by the earnestness of tracks like “Lay in the Flowers” and “Come Away”.

“Born into Trouble” and “Open Module” embody that bouncing, midwestern, Devo-influenced punk we know and love from bands like the Coneheads, Erik Nervous, or the Minneapolis Uranium Club. Silicone Prairie treads their own path, with hints of an older slanted pop sensibility, like Ray Davies combined with the whimsy of Zappa. The album is awash in a creative array of synths, culminating in the pensive instrumental “Song for Patrick Cowley,” apparently an homage to the electronic music pioneer, but sounding more like something off of side two of Bowie’s Low.

This variety makes for an album that is at once very contemporary and impossible to pin down - and impossible to stop listening to. The quasi-mystical album art (also Teeple’s work) invites us into the haunting world of the Silicone Prairie. You’re very likely to be already living in this world and so this record provides the perfect soundtrack to the unease of modern life. (Matt Watton, Post Trash)

 

Snooper

SNOOPER is a punk band from Nashville; the brainchild of videographer/visual artist Blair Tramel and Spodee Boy, Connor Cummins. Between Connor's energized drumming and Blair's blunt vocal delivery, the Snooper sound is effortlessly cool (like wearing sunglasses indoors cool) while simultaneously oozing adrenaline. In their short lifespan, Snooper has released music via Australia’s Computer Human Records, Italy’s Goodbye Boozy Records, and Nashville’s Electric Outlet. Debuting their prop-heavy, staccato synched up live set in September 2021, Snooper was the toast of Gonerfest 2021 and SXSW 2022.

"Imagine all the angular Devo worship done in the past few years and imagine all that as a sauce that gets reduced to the most flavorful incantation of. Each song "slaps", is a "bop", and makes you want to hop around with the same frivolity commanded by the Ramones. Check it!” - Goner Records

“SNOOPER’s first release is quite an impressive debut. They cover so much ground over the course of these four tracks that I was genuinely surprised to see that the whole EP’s running time is just seven minutes and twenty seconds. I hear fellow Tennesseeans LOST SOUNDS in their explosive choruses and a little bit of the URINALS in their production. The best track on the EP might be the one that bears the least resemblance to Mark Winter and company. “Running” establishes a borderline Krautrock groove with a simple drum beat, a DEVO-esque bassline, and chanted vocals, then it alternately weaves in a fuzzy surf guitar line and a MINUTEMEN-like funk riff. It really is something. An essential release!” - MRR