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Friday, March 14 • 12:30am - 1:00am
Parts & Labor

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After honing his iconoclastic sound using toy keyboard and budget electronics, Dan Friel formed Parts & Labor with BJ Warshaw in early 2002. Parts & Labor combines tumultuous noise with enormous, triumphant melodies, Malfunctioning electronics howl in agony, drums rupture like fireworks, battle cries are belted through a monolithic layer of distorted bass and guitar. P&L revel in day-glo noise, charred drones, punk velocity and phoenix-like hooks--a unique blast influenced by the clamor of Husker Du, the bluster of Boredoms and the homemade spirituals of Neutral Milk Hotel. Dan Friel (keyboard/guitar/electronics/vocals) increasingly juggles guitar alongside his trademark mutilated keyboard, while BJ Warshaw (bass/keyboard/electronics/vocals) blankets everything with bass and additional electronic squall. They've recently picked up new drummer, Joe Wong. Warshaw and Friel share lead vocal duties, emphasizing a lyrical element largely unexplored by the once-instrumental band. The result is pop music that yowls like noise, noise music that captivates like pop.
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Friday March 14, 2008 12:30am - 1:00am
Mohawk 912 Red River St

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