Modern ‘til Midnight: Road Tested Saturday, April 16 6 pm-midnight Admission: $15; Free for Modern members Tickets will be sold at the door. For advance tickets call 817.738.9215 or visit the Modern’s admission desk. The theme of this Modern 'til Midnight is based on the Museum's current exhibition, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested, which closes Sunday, April 17. Also featured at Modern ‘til Midnight is FOCUS: Teresita Fernández. Live music from local and national artists The following lineup of musicians will perform outside against the Modern’s reflecting pond: This Will Destroy You—This Will Destroy You is an instrumental quartet from the great state of Texas who play a cascading brand of cinematic rock music. Often described as post-rock, the band has managed to transcend this genre and carve its own balance of electronics, strings, and an array of unconventional "rock" instrumentation over bombastic and receding harmony. The Burning Hotels—The Burning Hotels have a sound that pulls together years of influence from the post-punk revival with the ‘80s romantic movement. It’s a combination of styles that goes hand-in-hand and what the band calls “sex punk.” The Cush—Burette and Gabrielle Douglas bring a sound all their own to The Cush—handcrafted psych-pop suites, sculpted with the help of vintage tape delays and an inspiration that can only come from enduring the frozen tundra environs of Vermont and the open skies of Texas. Novaak—"Vocalist Jessi James and musical mastermind Blake Panter create a slick, shimmering sonic landscape—one much bigger than the two of them." Andy Odom, Dallas Observer. Datahowler—Datahowler is an electronic musician who bridges the gap between pulp fiction and rhythm to create nebulous textures of sound that immerse the listener.
w/ ISHI, Goldenwest, In Memory Of Man, American Mantra, The Doorbells, Ravens And Chimes
Bio: Novaak began in May of 2010 as two friends wasting time discussing music over Thai food. Multi-instrumentalist/producer Blake Panter and lyricist/vocalist Jessi James casually discussed a collaboration at SXSW 2010, but were reluctant to delve into the writing process. A long absence from any sor...See Full Bio
"[a band} they've likely never heard, but should--and soon."