Bells Atlas, People's Champs, Glockabelle

C'mon Everybody presents:

Bells Atlas

People's Champs

Glockabelle

Fri · October 13, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Bells Atlas
Bells Atlas
Bells Atlas emerges from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA. Blending heavy percussion, soulful vocal harmonies, and thoughtful arrangements, this dynamic group captures the spirit of eclectic influences and draw a wide audience with diverse tastes, setting the stage from a world their own- a place to discover and explore through wonder, sonic landscapes and movement.

"Bells Atlas are an Oakland four-piece crafting angular, entrancing tunes — last year's Hyperlust EP was a tightly crafted and soulful piece of Afropop futurism... uplifting and handling a non-commitment to genre both skillfully and with a sense of euphoria." - The FADER

"The California band sound alluringly exotic... they're the complete mystical package." -NME Magazine

"Eminently chill and sexy in equal measure but with out of this world complexity and musical sophistication".... "This is the kind of record that kickstarts movements"- Afropunk
People's Champs
People's Champs
With feet placed equally in Brooklyn's thriving indie rock community and it's renowned retro funk & soul scene, bandleader Alex Asher founded People's Champs inspired by the idea that music is for everyone: They creatively deliver a unique blend of powerful lyrics and danceable rhythms that relate to people from all walks of life. After rocking big events at The Guggenheim Museum and The MoMA, countless NYC underground parties, and a multiple-year monthly residency at Brooklyn creative music hotspot Barbès, People's Champs is now gearing up to release their first full-length album, "American Dreamers" on October 23rd, 2015 on boutique Brooklyn label 3rd Generation Recordings.



The highly anticipated album, recorded half at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Williamsburg and half in bedrooms, living rooms and basements all over Brooklyn, has been in the works for over two years. Produced by Ian Hersey of internationally recognized group Rubblebucket, the album will feature nine original tracks. People's Champs' highly danceable single "Humanity", heralded by Deli Magazine as "Ridicuously catchy", is now available as a digital release.



People's Champs is an all-star collective featuring some of Brooklyn's most creative and original musicians. Members of People's Champs have performed internationally with artists including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Lip Talk, Bajah and Dry Eye Crew, Cuddle Magic and Delicate Steve, among others. People's Champs feature members of The Superpower Horns, the recording studio horn section for Beyoncé Knowles. They arranged the horn lines on two of Beyoncé's top albums, her 2013 surprise album 'Beyoncé' and her 2011 effort '4'. The song "Love on Top", featuring the horns prominently, won a Grammy Award. When asked about the horn section, Beyoncé recently gushed, "those guys are genius!"
Glockabelle
Glockabelle
Glockabelle is Annabelle. She plays two Casio VL-Tones, a lyre-shaped glockenspiel with eight thimbles and sings in both French and English.

Her wild sound stems from a combination of inspiration and circumstance. Born to Francophone parents, She received an education both stateside and in France, creating the ability to sing in both French and English. After being introduced to the sound and styling of the Casio VL-Tones by a neighbor in Paris, she began blending her classical piano techniques with modern synth-pop sounds resulting in beautiful mixture of rhythm and tone. She also developed a unique approach to playing the glockenspiel with eight sewing thimbles.

This new sound lead Glockabelle to a 2008 tour with Fiery Furnaces, landing her a set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. In 2010, Glockabelle composed an original piece for the Paris Cinema Festival which was broadcasted in both French Cinemas and on national television. She has appeared on the Chris Gethard Show, the BJ Rubin Show, WFMU, performed at Art Basel Miami, opened for James Chance, Kaki King, The Go! Team and Marnie Stern and performed with Shy Child at the Montreux Jazz Festival. She opened for Jack White's Raconteurs while touring as a member of the Fiery Furnaces. The New York Times said of her performance on this tour, “Technique in action: The glockenspiel has a new heyday in indie-rock, following a lineage from Phil Spector through the E Street Band through U2’s first album to the Arcade Fire. But I haven’t seen one played the way the Fiery Furnaces did: not with mallets, but with thimbles on fingertips. That can make for more simultaneous notes, more busy metallic pling.”

In 2015, Glockabelle was a featured vocalist on the Go! Team's album The Scene Between with the song "Catch Me on the Rebound."

She released her first EP in May 2015, which was hailed by SPIN as "Anarchic Enchantment" and the A.V. Club as "[showcasing] her art-punk, synth-pop provocateur music with gleeful abandon, while still highlighting her exquisite musicianship". Her 'Wolf BBQ' EP is a collection of mostly unreleased tracks. The result is a collection of equally playful and technically complex tracks filled with surf and punk tendencies, all brought together with her intricate synths and controlled madness.

In June 2015, she toured Europe opening for the Go! Team. In September 2015, she performed at the Toronto Internation Film Festival as she contributed the soundtrack to the film "Concerning the Bodyguard" which was an official festival selection and narrated by Sir Salman Rushdie.

In January 2016, she opened for the Go! Team across the U.S. And in March 2016, her thimble glockenspiel playing premiered at both Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City as "Concerning the Bodyguard" was an official selection at the New Directors New Films festival.

She completed a tour opening for Kaki King in June of 2016 in the U.S. and Canada. In December 2016, her work debuted in Japan as her "Gazelle" song was selected as part of an exclusive compilation by the Tokyo-based label Stubbie Records.

In March 2017, she performed as an official artist at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Her journey and performance at SXSW were filmed as part of a two-hour documentary by the NHK Network of Japan which will premier in April 2017.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/