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Thursday, March 13 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Von Iva

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Von Iva is renowned for their bombastic shows by playing LIVE dance music that continues to capture even the most jaded music file's attention. Von Iva tore through last year with a successful headlining tour and a summer feature on MTV’s Logo Channel (Von Iva wrote the theme song for “Curl Girls” and performed on the show), and the completion of their highly anticipated full length record “Our Own Island”. The anthemic single “”LALA” can be heard blasting in Forever 21’s across the country. Von Iva wrapped up the end of the year writing original songs for an upcoming Warner Brother's film starring Jim Carrey. The film, titled "Yes Man", will also feature the up and coming power trio on screen with Jim Carrey, joined by Zooey Deschanel as a temporary member of the band. The film is slated for 2008. The adjective power trio is understated when describing Von Iva. Singer Jillian Iva gathers inspiration from the likes of Tina Turner and Mary J. Blige, belting out her own unique style of soul powered vocals. Iva has the capability to transform a room of party goers into possessed devoties with her swagger and stage presence. Keyboardist Becky Kupersmith fills all frequencies using various synths including Moog, Juno, Crumar, swirling Arp strings and a Deep Purple inspired church organ. She manages to capture the thump and crunch ala Justice and MSTRKRFT sans laptop. Hard hitting Kelly Harris takes inspiration from late seventies disco as well as the greats of classic rock, banging out four on the floor beats and hard hip hop grooves on drums, sheet metal and various metal objects. The new album is inspired by everything from Giorgio Moroder disco to Daft Punk Robot Rock to the foot stomping fever of a gospel revival with a little Chaka Khan on the side; the result is a hard hitting, genre bending original sound. Fueled by simplicity and power, these tracks will stand the test of time. Von Iva's dance revival is awakening the masses...and these ladies are just getting started.

Thursday March 13, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
Spiro's Amphitheater 611 Red River St

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