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Thu, Feb 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
** CANCELED ** Freeze Pop Records Presents: Deep Freeze
The Hook and Ladder Theater
- Doors 7:00pm
- Music 7:30pm
- GA: $10 ADV / $15 DOS
*Does not include fees
Freeze Pop Records Presents: Deep Freeze
A Mid-Winter’s Night of Synth, Goth, Pop, and Punk!
with SYM1, Ice Climber, Shadingthesun, Alondra Noctvrna, MAYDA, & Birdcop
HYPERPOP ADJACENT + DIGTIAL OVERLORD
Unsubscribed from reality as we know it, SYM1, (pronounced sim-ONE or si-MOAN) is a Minneapolis based pop artist, producer, and vocalist where bubblegum bass, alternative, and Y2K pop aesthetics meet.
Ice Climber is a genre bending, shape-shifting, improvised Acid Rock collective from the Twin Cities. Formed in February 2022 as a 4-piece drone group to close Rock Box at Art Shanties, Ice Climber has evolved into the sonic force it is today featuring over 20 artists in its roster. Justin Johnson on bass, and Paul Schwarzkopf on drums lay down pummeling grooves that keep the ship on course while Xochi de la Luna searches for lyrical nuggets to lay down. The rotating combination of guitars, percussion, horns, keys, wind, string instruments, and the occasional guest vocalist make Ice Climber a true mesmerizing experience time and time again.
Alondra Noctvrna is a Chilean and American musical artist. Active since 2019, her electronic sound has been influenced by synthwave, witch house and hyperpop. In August 2021 she presents “H1jX de la Máquina” (translated as “Son/Daughter of the Machine”), her first self-produced EP and distributed under the independent label “Leviatán” from Valparaíso, Chile. The EP travels through various soundscapes from the ambient ethereal to dance synth. The result is a manifesto that crosses personal conflicts, political criticism and transhumanism.
Shadingthesun: The brainchild of local producer Aaron Matthew, Shadingthesun is a future-by-way-of-1984, dark-pop band in the vein of Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order, Slowdive, Beach House, and so on, with an aggressive-yet-dreamy live show that will simultaneously make you dance and cry.
Birdcop is a five piece band hailing from Rochester Mn. Birdcop brings elements of punk, garage, and hardcore and blends them all together with maxed out fuzz pedals and politically charged lyrics.
Mayda is a young yet seasoned Korean Adoptee multi-musician/artist/producer from the land of 10,000 Lakes. “Her R&B-infused pop is undeniably fresh, as she swings between pared-down acoustic struts, full-band funkadelic blasts, and electronic drumbeats and synth flourishes that would make the Purple One proud. The result is a slick, expansive, and evolving pop sound, aided in part by producer and mentor Michael Bland (who drummed with Prince in the early ’90s and currently plays with Nick Jonas), whose Sonic Matrimony Collective label released Mayda’s first full-length, The Interrogation, last year. The prolific young soul singer is just beginning her journey, but it’s hard not to anticipate big things from the petite yet larger-than-life pop songstress.” -Andrea Swensson, The Current.
MAYDA is doing an exclusive solo set to kick off the night. So don’t be late! Follow her for exciting and upcoming news!
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.